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Contribute to the New SPPI Jounral

The Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (SPPI) is very excited to announce its plans to release our inaugural issue of the SPPI Planning Journal and they would like your articles! 

Articles for the SPPI Planning Journal will inform members and other interested parties about urban and rural planning issues, best practices, and emerging trends in various sectors, fields, and geographic locations across Saskatchewan.

With the THRIVE 2015 conference in Saskatoon this summer, SPPI wants to show off what planners from Saskatchewan are doing to create thriving cities, towns, and regions.

The deadline for article submissions is Friday, May 15, 2015. More information on how to submit an article.

New Opportunities for CIP Student Members

Australia’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

ORAU has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program that last year provided up to $272,500 Australian dollars ($254,500) for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.

The Applications are anticipated to open in April for the following opportunities:

  • Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship that last year provided up to AU$272,500 for eligible non-Australians including Americans and Canadians to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four years.
  • Endeavour Research Fellowships that last year provided up to AU$24,500 for American and Canadian postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia.
  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship that last year provided up to AU$18,500 for professional development opportunities (1-4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from eligible participating countries.

Program benefits include:

  • Travel and establishment allowances that can be used towards expenses such as rental bonds, text books, study materials, or computer/software expenses.
  • A monthly stipend is also provided to cover living expenses while residing in the host country.

To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree. Applications for 2016 close June 30, 2015 (Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

For more information on eligibility requirements or to be notified when applications open, visit
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are marketed in the U.S. and Canada by ORAU on behalf of the Australian Government.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. 


Planning Institute of British Columbia - 2015 Annual Conference - Beyond Borders (Registrations are open!)

April 16-17, 2015
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA
Every year, the Planning Institute of British Columbia organizes and hosts its marquee professional development and networking event - the PIBC Annual Conference.
Join PIBC in Seattle Washington, for the 2015 Annual Conference - Beyond Borders. The upcoming two-day conference will be headquartered at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, WA and will be held the two days immediately prior to the American Planning Association (APA) national planning conference in Seattle. 
This year’s keynote speakers include:  

  • Janette Sadik-Khan - Transportation principal with Bloomberg Associates - a philanthropic international consulting service for city governments and a former commissioner with the New York City Department of Transportation; and 
  • Alex Gilliam - From Public Workshop - creators of uniquely engaging opportunities for youth and their communities to shape the design of their cities.

 Online registration is now open. PIBC Member and early registration discounts apply. All CIP Members across Canada are eligible for PIBC member rates. Advanced registration deadline is April 12 2015. PIBC delegates wishing to also register for the APA national planning conference in Seattle will be able to do so at a special rate.