Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Sustaining Canada's Future.

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The intent of the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund scholarships is to assist in defraying the costs incurred in the research, preparation and production of a thesis, practicum or major research paper.

Started in 1989, the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund represents a long-time commitment to contribute to the advancement of community planning by providing scholarships to students studying in the field. The Fund is a registered Canadian charitable organization, with its own Board of Directors, and administered by the CIP office.

About the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund 


Scholarship Amount Guidelines / Criteria Applications Submission Deadline
CIP President’s Scholarship $6,000.00 Scholarship Overview Click here to apply. March 15, 2018
Dillon Consulting Limited Scholarship $5,000.00 Scholarship Overview Click here to apply. March 15, 2018
Wayne Daniel Smith Scholarship $4,500.00 Scholarship Overview Click here to apply. March 15, 2018
College of Fellows Travel Scholarship $4,000.00 Scholarship Overview Click here to apply. March 15, 2018
Thomas Adams Scholarship  $3,000.00 Scholarship Overview Click here to apply. March 15, 2018
The David Palubeski Bursary (new in 2018) TBD Scholarship Overview TBD TBD

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Read about our 2017 winners here


List of Recent Recipients

CIP President’s Scholarship

2017 - Kai Okazaki, University of British Columbia, "Addressing Barriers to Inclusive Climate Action: Planning for Immigrants in Metro Vancouver"
2016 - Chloe Boyle, Simon Fraser University, "An Evaluation of the social and ecological benefits of an urban stream restoration project"
2015 - Abdoul-Kader Mahamadou, Université de Laval, "L'influence de l'environnement bâti et du transport sur l'interaction sociale des enfants à Québec"
2014 - Kara Fisher, McGill University, “Cycling Through Winter: Exploring innovative design principles and practices to support all season bicycle commuting for Winnipeg and Winter Cities worldwide”

Dillon Consulting Scholarship

2017 - Zoë Mager, York University, "Planning with Indigenous Peoples: Meaningful Municipal Consultation and Engagement as a Key Part of Reconciliation"
2016 - Tyler Carlson, Simon Fraser University, "Formulating Forest Policies with the ‘Namgis Nation: Lessons from First Nations land use planning across British Columbia"
2015 - Ryan Segal, University of Manitoba, "Playfinding: Child-Friendly Wayfinding as a Tool for Children's Independent Mobility in Downtown Winnipeg"
2014 - Kyle Miller, University of Toronto, “The First Evaluation of Toronto's Church Street Parklets”

Wayne Daniel Smith Scholarship

2017 - Zoi de la Peña, York University, "Planning Equitable Public Parks"
2016 - Jeff Lemon, Simon Fraser University, "Land-based Aquaculture: A Strategic Opportunity for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Community Development"
2015 - Jake Papineau, Dalhousie University, "Assessing sustainable building technologies from a First Nations perspective"
2014 - Sarah Nielsen, Queen's University, “Get Moving to School: Comparing influences on the potential for active school travel in a large urban centre in Western Canada"

College of Fellows Travel Scholarship

2017 - Kara Martin, Dalhousie University, "Cycling urban design and implementation"
2016 - Scott Bordon, Dalhousie University, "Multi-modalism in Vancouver"
2015 - Heidi Hindrichs, Dalhousie University, "A Study of Water Planning in the Netherlands"
2014 - Riannon McVay, Dalhousie University 

Thomas Adams Scholarship

2017 - Robert Catherall, University of British Columbia, "Planning for the Innovation Economy in Vancouver: Lessons from Seattle and San Francisco"
2016 - Emily Gray, University of British Columbia, "Finding Safer Places: Building Natural Disaster Resilience through Open Spaces"
2015 - Anthony Dionigi, York University, "Achieving equity in public transit planning: A critical assessment of Markham, Ontario's VivaNext Rapidway"
2014 - Will Gregory, Dalhousie University, “Who Lives Downtown? Tracking demographic change in downtown Halifax, 1951-2011”