News archive - September 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

Planning Research in Action: Dr. Brian Doucet

Welcome to Week 3 of the Planning Research and Action series presented by the School of Planning. This week, we are showcasing Dr. Brian Doucet as he takes us on a virtual walking tour of Downtown Kitchener. Learn more about the impacts of major investment, good sustainable planning, gentrification and displacement, and affordable housing as Dr. Doucet examines Kitchener from a planner’s perspective.

Thank you, Dr. Doucet, for your contributions.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Planning Research in Action: Dr. Luna Khirfan

The School of Planning is excited to launch the next video in the Planning Research in Action Series. This week, we are showcasing Dr. Luna Khirfan and her research about land reclamation. Learn about water resources in Canada as Dr. Khirfan outlines the impacts of land reclamation in Charlottetown, P.E.I. and the efforts Zürich, Switzerland has made on their water systems.

Thank you Dr. Khirfan for your contributions.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Congratulations Siya Agarwal, Academic Achievement Award!

The School of Planning is pleased to congradulate Siya Agarwal for recieving the Planning Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement. Presented anually at Spring convocation, this recognition of academic excellence is given to the top graduating student from each academic plan. 

Read more about Siya and the other Spring 2020 Award Recipients

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Environment-led Map the System Team takes research to global finals!

Kaitlyn Webber, Emma McDougall, Sam Petrie took their research about the social and economic impact of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in Waterloo Region to the global stage this June, where they particpated in a problem-based pitch competition hosted by Oxford University. 

Webber, MA in Planning, and McDougall, PhD in Planning were encouraged to explore this research opportunity and were soon referred to Petrie, a PhD candidate in Health Sciences at Carleton University, and an alumnus of the Department of Knowledge Integration.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Congratulations Divankshi Gandhi, Website Scavenger Hunt Winner!

The School of Planning is pleased to congratulate Divankshi Gandhi for winning the School of Planning Website Scavenger Hunt. On August 25th, the School hosted an Undergraduate Welcome Event, in which a Website Scavenger Hunt was launched. Students were given until the end of the month to explore the University of Waterloo online resources and submit webpage links corresponding with each prompt. Divankshi was successful in providing all correct answers, and has proved her ability to navigate our online resources. Thank you, Divankshi, for your participation. 

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