Friday, September 2, 2022

Associate Director, Graduate Studies

We are pleased to announce that Janice Barry has agreed to serve as the Associate Director, Graduate Studies for the School of Planning, effective July 1, 2022. 

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Planner in Residence 2022 2023 - Becca Nagorsky

The School of Planning is pleased to announce our Planner-in-Residence for the 2022-2023 academic year is Becca Nagorsky. She 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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Professor Jennifer Dean on CTV news – Difficulties of settling into a new community

Moving to Canada comes with challenges, such as not being able to find work. On Tuesday July 26, Dr. Jennifer Dean, Associate Professor in the School of Planning, was featured in a brief clip on CTV news, and says this is common for newcomers due to lack of recognition of foreign credentials. She mentions that Canadian businesses prefer experiences in the workforce in Canada and this of course, is a challenge for newcomers to the country who do not have this experience.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Professor Dawn Parker receives funding to investigate lack of family-sized apartment housing in region

On Wednesday, June 22nd, Dr. Dawn Parker, Professor in the School of Planning, was featured in Kitchener City News: “UW researchers received funding to investigate lack of family-sized apartment housing in region.”

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Dr. Jeremy Pittman appointed to National Advisory Committee for climate change

On Wednesday, June 22nd, Dr. Jeremy Pittman, Associate Professor in the School of Planning, was appointed as a member of new federal Nature Advisory Committee (NAC), created by Environment and Climate Change Canada to foster ways for Canadians to engage positively with our natural environment.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Professor Woudsma on CBC News - The impact of rising fuel prices on driving

The decisions we make every day regarding our activities and travel choices are impacted by a range of factors – where we chose to live and work are often key among them.  In this news article, Dr.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

School Value Statement on Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The School of Planning has recently adopted a value statement on anti-racism, equity, diversity, inclusion that acts as a principled guide for the activities of the School and its members. The statement was produced in a collaborative effort, and our students played a leading role and integral part in its formulation over the past year and a half.  

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Dr. Parker on CBC’s “What will it really take to build more affordable housing?”

On Wednesday, March 23rd, Dr. Dawn Parker from the School of Planning was featured on CBC’s “The Morning Edition – K-W" with Craig Norris. In this interview, “What will it really take to build more affordable housing?”, Dr. Parker shares her thoughts on the 55 recommendations released by the Housing Affordability Task Force, which purport to curb soaring dwelling costs. 

Monday, March 28, 2022

ACSP Welcomes Dr. Janice Barry and Dr. Luna Khirfan! 

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) is a consortium of more than 100 university departments and programs offering planning degrees as well as programs that offer degrees affiliated with planning. ACSP has faculty, retired faculty, and student members from around the world.  

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