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BURSARIES
For full descriptions, please visit the CIP-PSTF website at cip-pstf.ca/scholarships

David Palubeski Bursary
David was a tireless advocate for the planning profession locally, nationally, and internationally and his stature made him a sought-out industry leader relied upon for his wisdom and dedication. He served in prominent positions as President of both the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (1997-98) and the Canadian Institute of Planners (2001-03). He was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners in 2006. David was best known as the President of Lombard North Group (1984) Ltd., an award-winning planning, landscape architecture, and project management firm based in Winnipeg. Some of his firm’s many project highlights included The Forks National Historic Park Master Plan, the Royal Canadian Mint Site Master Plan and Detailed Design (Winnipeg), the St. Adolphe East Dike Secondary Plan, the Selkirk Downtown Waterfront Revitalization Strategy, and the Brandon Assiniboine River Corridor Vitalization Master Plan. In recognition of David’s contribution to Canadian planning and CIP, the David Palubeski Bursary was created by his family, colleagues, and friends.

  • Amount: $3,000.00
  • Level of university study: Postgraduate 
  • Field/focus of study: Small and medium sized communities, with demonstrated interest in community planning, community/urban design, and/or sustainable land development 


Ted Fobert and Robert Tennant Planning Merit Bursary
Fotenn Consultants Inc. was established in 1992 by Ted Fobert and Robert Tennant, to provide urban planning services. It has since grown to become an award-winning planning, urban design, and landscape architecture firm with offices in Ottawa, Kingston, and Toronto. In 2014, Robert and Ted took the next step in the succession of Fotenn, choosing to broaden ownership to employees. However, they still remain active in the business as strategic advisors, ambassadors, and mentors. This annual bursary was established to honour Robert and Ted, by recognizing and encouraging CIP students with innovative approaches to community building and municipal planning.

  • Amount: $3,000.00
  • Level of university study: Postgraduate
  • Field/focus of study: Community building and municipal planning, with demonstrated interest and intent to further innovative approaches to community building and municipal planning
  • Preference will be given to students who self-identify as being from an equity-deserving background or group


John Bousfield Bursary
John was a visionary professional planner who became one of Canada's greatest urban planners. Until shortly before his passing, he practiced for well over sixty years in a full range of urban planning and development projects and became an extensively experienced and highly respected expert witness before the Ontario Municipal Board. He was elected to the Canadian Institute of Planners’ College of Fellows in 1997. The John Bousfield Distinguished Visitorship in Planning was established in his honour in 2007 in the University of Toronto Department of Geography & Planning. Among his noteworthy accomplishments was a prescient proposal in 1958 for a green belt around Toronto. In the 1950’s, he was Planning Director for Scarborough where he was responsible for the (then) Township’s first Official Plan in 1959. In the 1960’s he was part of an illustrious team of planners and architects who planned the new community of Erin Mills. In 1967, he authored the seminal Toronto Waterfront Plan and in 1974, he established John Bousfield Associates, now Bousfields Inc, which had grown to a staff complement of about 50 by 2018.

  • Amount: $3,000.00
  • Level of university study: Any (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Field/focus of study:  Innovation in urban design/land use planning
  • Preference will be given to students who self-identify as being from an equity-deserving background or group


SOAR Professional Services Indigenous Student Bursary
The SOAR Professional Services Indigenous Student Bursary is awarded to an Indigenous student working towards a planning degree whose research background is reflective of their Indigenous traditions and culture and their commitment to making meaningful change in Indigenous Communities.

  • Amount: $5,000.00
  • Level of university study: Any (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Field/focus of study:  Indigenous communities


RULES AND GUIDELINES

CRITERIA
An applicant must be a CIP student member in good standing for the current academic year (MCIP and provisional members who have returned to school are not eligible). They must be a student enrolled full-time in an accredited Canadian planning program during the term of the awarding of the bursary.


Applicants must demonstrate their need for financial assistance to support their education, as evidenced by government student loan documents or equivalent justification. 


The jury will verify that all eligibility criteria have been met. Their decision is final.

SUBMISSIONS

  1. Completed online application form
  2. 500-word biography, outlining the applicant’s studies and personal interests
  3. Current résumé, demonstrating the applicant’s past and present commitments to their community
  4. Government student loan documents or equivalent evidence of the need for financial assistance to support the applicant’s education

Additional documents required for the David Palubeski Bursary:

  • 800-word statement of interest, describing their focus of study (see Details section above) and how their proposed year of study will contribute to a better understanding of planning in Canada 
  • Letter of support from a faculty member in the student’s current program, describing how the applicant is known to the letter writer and why the applicant is worthy of the bursary 
  • Letter of support from a Registered Professional Planner, who is practicing in either a local government office or a consulting firm, describing how the applicant is known to the letter writer and why the applicant is worthy of the bursary 

Amended documents required for the SOAR Professional Services Indigenous Student Bursary:

  • Completed online application form 
  • Proof of Indigenous Ancestry (status card, aboriginal organization, etc.) 
  • 500-word biography that outlines the applicant’s studies and personal interests, demonstrates their active involvement with Indigenous Communities, and demonstrates how their planning education will benefit Indigenous Communities and help them in their efforts to bring meaningful change to Indigenous Communities 
  • Statement on how the financial support will help them achieve their educational objectives
  • Current résumé, describing the applicant’s past and present activities and efforts to bring improvements to Indigenous Communities


DEADLINE

The deadline to apply is February 18, 2022.


RECIPIENT PRESENTATIONS

Bursary recipients will be publicly announced online. These students will be invited to CIP's conference to accept their certificates in person. They are eligible for the Ages Foundation Travel Awards program, which provides funding for travel and conference registration expenses.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.