Chris Ray

Simon Fraser University

Recipient of the 2020 CIP President’s Scholarship

“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund for granting me the 2020 CIP President's Scholarship. The award will help alleviate some financial stress during my graduate studies at SFU (especially during these uncertain times with the COVID-19 pandemic), and provides added support in advancing Indigenous energy planning research. I am thrilled to be collaborating with the Metlakatla First Nation and hope that my research will add value to the community, to CIP, and to the Planning profession.”

Isha Matous-Gibbs

Vancouver Island University

Recipient of the 2020 Dillon Consulting Limited Scholarship

“I wish to express my deepest gratitude to Dillon Consulting and CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund for awarding me the Dillon Consulting Limited Scholarship. Words cannot truly reflect the relief and appreciation I felt when I found out I was awarded. Not only does it relieve the significant financial pressures I have been experiencing to make Grad school possible for myself, but it is an honour to know that my work is recognized as having significance to the Planning profession. I have experienced many barriers to my post-secondary education, and I’m proud of how far I have come in my life; now I feel like my personal and professional work are seen, appreciated, and valued. Thank you for this offering of connection and kinship in the Planning profession.”

Brianna Maxwell

Dalhousie University

Recipient of the 2020 College of Fellows Undergraduate Scholarship

“Thank you. Thank you for supporting my research, for encouraging me to pursue novel ideas in planning, and for recognizing my years of hard work. Juggling volunteering with multiple part-time jobs while going to school full-time throughout my undergraduate degree has been difficult, but it has been worth it to be able to contribute to the planning profession. I am so incredibly grateful for this scholarship and I wish I had the words to express it. Thank you.”

Emily Sousa

 University of Guelph 

Recipient of the 2020 Wayne Daniel Smith Scholarship

“It is with great honour and privilege that I’ve received the opportunity to receive the Wayne Daniel Smith Scholarship. The financial assistance, recognition, and platform to share my work is genuinely appreciated as I continue to research the barriers to and opportunities for biodiversity conservation on private agricultural lands. This research has great potential to positively contribute to enhancing ecosystem and agricultural resilience, as well as communities’ wellbeing all across the country. For all of this, I thank CIP-PSTF and extend my sincerest gratitude to Wayne Daniel Smith for their contributions and support.”

Emma Squires

Simon Fraser University

Recipient of the 2020 Thomas Adams Scholarship

“I am sincerely grateful to have been selected by the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund as a recipient of the Thomas Adams Scholarship. This award helps to alleviate some of the financial pressures of being a graduate student, allowing me to focus more on my research and strive to contribute to the field of planning. I also look forward to connecting with and learning from professionals and other award recipients at the CIP/ICU national conference in 2021, thanks to the additional generosity of the CIP-PSTF’s Ages Foundation Travel Award.”

Nick Vo

University of Toronto

Recipient of the 2020 Ted Fobert and Robert Tennant Planning Merit Bursary

“I want to thank the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund for awarding me the 2020 Ted Fobert & Robert Tennant Planning Merit Bursary. With everything going on, having my commitments to the community recognized showed me that not only what I am doing is valuable, but it reinforces my commitment to supporting inclusive communities. This bursary will reduce the significant financial debt load from my undergraduate degree and help me achieve my goal of becoming a city builder. I am forever grateful and truly thankful for the financial assistance and confidence from the CIP/ICU.”

Margot Thomaidis

Vancouver Island University

Recipient of the 2020 John Bousfield Bursary

“I would like to thank the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund and Bousfields Inc. for their support of my graduate studies. I worked incredibly hard this past year to develop my skills as a researcher and a planner, and it feels amazing to have this effort recognized and supported. I have been paying my own way through graduate school and have a sizeable student loan to pay back, so receiving the John Bousfield Bursary has made a big difference in my ability to more quickly repay my loan and focus all of my energy on starting my work as a planner.”





2020 – Chris Ray, Simon Fraser University

“Assessing Energy Values and Management Options for Metlakatla Village”

 2019 — Kacia Tolsma, Simon Fraser University

 "How Can Public Engagement Facilitate Green Infrastructure Implementation? A Case Study in Still Creek, Vancouver"

2018 — Emily Halldorson, University of Manitoba

"Transitional Housing for Criminalized Indigenous Women: Justice and Reconciliation in Planning"

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”


2020 - Emma Squires, Simon Fraser University,

“Pathways to rural climate resilience: investigating the role of community philanthropy in climate transitions”

2019 — Amanda McCulley, University of Waterloo, "Redefining "house poor": Evaluating housing for the disabled in the Waterloo Region"

2018 — Sarah Lumley, Queen's University,

"Bridging the Gap Between Disaster/Emergency Management and Urban Planning in Vancouver Island Communities"

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”

2020 – Isha Matous-Gibbs, Vancouver Island University

“Deathscapes in Planning: how planners can create grief friendly spaces in today's world”

2019 — Erinn Lee, University of Guelph

 "From Policy to Implementation: Expanding the Agricultural Phosphorus Management Toolkit in the Lake Erie Basin"

2018 — Waverley Sunday Birch, University of Waterloo

"Effects of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Ecosystem Functionality"

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”


2020 — Brianna Maxwell

"All Together Now: How Three Innovative Communities are Addressing Climate Change"


2019 — Meredith Baldwin, Dalhousie University,

"All Together Now: How Three Innovative Communities are Addressing Climate Change"

2018 — Ellen McGowan, University of Waterloo, "Designing for Security"

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


2019 — Amanda McCulley, University of Waterloo, 

2018 – Hayley N. Wasylycia, University of Alberta


2020 - Nick Vo, University of Toronto

2019 – Leena Lamontagne-Dupuis, Queen’s University


2020 – Margot Thomaidis, Vancouver Island University

2019 – Emma MacEachern, Dalhousie University


2020 - Emily Sousa, University of Guelph, 

"Planning for Agroecological Stewardship: Uncovering Opportunities for Sustainable Land Use and Biodiversity Conservation in Ontario's Dairy Industry"

2019 — Jessica Brodeur, Ryerson University, "Community Energy Planning in Ontario and British Columbia: Climate Action at a Municipal Planning Scale"

2018 — Edward Donato, University of Waterloo, "Electric Bicycle Mobility of Older Adults in Canadian Cities"

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"

 CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund

Address: 141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1112, Ottawa, ON

K1P 5J3

Telephone number: 800.207.2138 or 613.237.7526 

Charitable registration: # 889709499 RR0001 

CIP-PSTF’s office is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People. We value their ongoing stewardship of this land, as well as that of all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis across Turtle Island, where we enjoy the opportunity to live, work, and study.


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