Today's Challenges: Future Possibilities

Message from the Director

The School of Planning would like to assure all students, both current and future that we continue to adapt our services and supports during the Covid-19 pandemic. While faculty and staff are working remotely, we continue to respond to your questions as expeditiously as possible.

Spring term courses have been made available online for the balance of the Spring 2020 term, and graduate students continue to work with faculty members on their research. Many on campus events have been suspended during this time, and we are looking for new opportunities to maintain our connections with you all.

If you are a future student, we are moving forward with applications as directed by the Registrars Office (undergraduate students) and GSPA (Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs)

As always, please send along your questions and concerns. Keeping communication channels open is more important than ever. Please contact School of Planning administration with any questions you may have.

More information on the University and Covid-19 can be found here https://uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus/


The School of Planning takes an interdisciplinary approach in addressing the major challenges facing our communities today as well as working with them towards a more sustainable, healthy and vibrant future for the places we call home.

Our comprehensive approach is drawn from the diverse range of planning areas including environmental planning, community sustainability, urban design, transportation, housing, urban economics, and heritage. Located in the Faculty of Environment's LEED Platinum certified Environment 3 building, it is the only planning school in Canada to offer programs at the bachelor's, master's, and PhD levels.

Accredited by the Canadian Planning Profession, our programs provide unique experiential learning opportunities and a high quality education that is the foundation for their future success!

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  1. Sep. 13, 2021Planner-in-Residence 2021-2022

    Award-Winning Placemaker, Jay Pitter, selected as the 2021-2022 Planner in Residence 

    The School of Planning is excited to announce that the Planner-in-Residence for the 2021-2022 academic year is Jay Pitter. Jay will deliver PLAN 403 in the winter term to our 4th year undergraduate students, and interact with the School community in various other ways throughout the year. 

  2. Aug. 17, 2021Sessional Lecturer Positions - Winter 2022

    Sessional Lecturer Positions -- Winter 2022

    The School of Planning at the University of Waterloo is inviting applications for sessional lecturer positions for each of the courses listed below. Courses are taught in Winter 2022, and the term runs from January 4th to April 29th. Each position requires a minimum qualification of a Master’s degree and evidence of teaching experience and/or training.

  3. July 13, 2021School of Planning Statement on the Unmarked Graves Found at Residential Schools

    The School of Planning acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations of the Grand River

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  1. Oct. 7, 2021The 2021 Virtual Induction Ceremony

    The 2021 Virtual Induction Ceremony into Professional Planning Education

    Incoming Planning students and their supporters are invited to celebrate and mark the beginning of their Planning education.

    This online event is an opportunity to be introduced to fellow inductees, School of Planning faculty, staff, alumni, and current students.

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