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CIP appointment of new Executive Director

CIP is pleased to announce the appointment of it's new Executive Director, Massimo Bergamini.  He will be joining the CIP head office in Ottawa effective May 11, 2015.  Folow the link to read more.

Contribute to the New SPPI Jounral

The Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (SPPI) is very excited to announce the release of its 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.