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Hayley Wasylycia

Hayley Wasylycia





Hayley is a student entering her fourth and penultimate year in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Alberta. Since discovering her passion for community planning, she has become actively involved in planning and related leadership in a variety of capacities.

Hayley is currently working her second summer term as a Planning Intern with the Municipality of Sturgeon County. Following this, she will be completing a co-op program, beginning with Stantec in September as their Planning Intern. At the University of Alberta, Hayley also works as a Research Assistant to Sandeep Agrawal, examining the intersections between urban planning, municipal action, and human rights.

Hayley is actively involved in advocacy and volunteering work. She is currently a President for the Geography and Planning Students’ Society (GAPSS) – an academic association at the University of Alberta. Additionally, she is a Co-Chair for the Canadian Institute of Planners Student Affairs Sub-Committee, helping to oversee and guide work that will lead to strengthened connections and mutual benefits between CIP and planning students across Canada. A strong advocate for students and a curious planner who enjoys working collaboratively, she has initiated and is currently Co-Director of Place 18 – National Student Planning Conference – that will be occurring in October 2018. She has been the recipient of numerous planning scholarships and awards, including from CIP, APPI, and Stantec.

Remaining committed to her work professionally, academically, and otherwise, Hayley aims – though all endeavours – to innovate and improve where possible and maintain excellence where it already exists.

Expression of Interest

As a student with a breadth of experience in governance, leadership, and planning, and a passion for serving others, I am especially interested in sitting on CIP’s Board of Directors for the upcoming two years.

My initial familiarity with CIP began as a student member of the organization, which quickly led to my involvement as a member, and then co-chair, of the Student Affairs Subcommittee (ongoing). My current involvement with CIP has allowed me to become familiar with the goals and mission of the organization; as a proud supporter of these goals, I am seeking the opportunity to support CIP on a more significant level.

My experience with leadership and organizational oversight is both practical and experiential; I am a scholar of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta (in conjunction with my planning degree) and have sat in several executive positions in university student governance. I am a natural communicator who enjoys being involved in the guidance of organizations to best serve their members and vision, and hope to bring both an educated and creative perspective to the Student Director role.

I am also enthusiastic about initiating and supporting positive change. For example, as Co-Director of the Place 18 National Student Planning Conference, I initiated and am currently overseeing the return of student conferences in Canada. I hope to have the opportunity to bring this same energy and enthusiasm to the CIP Board of Directors, representing and supporting planners across Canada to the highest standard.