Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


CIP President's Award for Young Planners Recipients

The CIP President's Award for Young Planners recognizes the outstanding professional success and achievement of a young Canadian planner under the age of 35. It is intended to inspire other young planners to strive for excellence in their work. The recipient of this award is chosen by the current President of the Institute on an annual basis with endorsement from CIP's Board of Directors.

 

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Jessie Hemphill

2018

Jessie Hemphill (Tlali'ila'ogwala, or "Bridge Between the Worlds") is from the 'Nakwaxda'xw, Ligwitlda'xw and Métis nations. Jessie was raised in Port Hardy, BC, on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Her love for her community led her to a career in community planning and facilitation, working with First Nations and organizations all over Canada through her company, Alderhill Planning Inc. She has recently completed her Master of Community Planning degree at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. A life-long volunteer with an equity focus, Jessie co-founded the British Columbia Comprehensive Community Planning Mentorship Program and serves on the board of directors for the 'Kawatsi Economic Development Corporation. She is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners' Indigenous Community Planning Committee, and the Indigenous Advisory Group for the Indigenous Community Development National Strategy.



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Kourosh Rad MCIP

2017

Kourosh Rad MCIP, is an Iranian-Canadian planner living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After immigrating to Canada from Iran with his family in 2007, he started his Bachelor of Community Design at Dalhousie University. After graduation, he completed an internship in Paris with an online journal focusing on modal share transportation systems. Kourosh was then selected for an internship program through CIDA/CIP to work with the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs in Guyana. Upon his return, he started working as a planner with WSP Canada. During his five years as a consultant, he found his passion for real estate development and led multi-disciplinary teams in design and approval of over 3,000 residential units and 1 million sq. ft. of commercial spaces. Kourosh is now Vice President of Strategy with Compass Commercial, responsible for research and development of comprehensive strategies for real estate portfolios across Canada.



Christina Laura Sgro MCIP, RPP

2016

A planner with a passion for community building, law, health promotion, and technology, Christina founded her own consulting firm with a multi-disciplinary focus that encompasses precisely those interests. Managing a number of large-scale projects for corporations and government agencies across the country, her company oversees an eclectic and wide-ranging portfolio, with a solid foundation in land use planning, development, and, in recent years, new software applications and cutting-edge technologies. Christina has also led a number of initiatives around active and sustainable transportation, complete streets and healthy design, planning for public facilities, and the design and development of metropolitan/urban centres.



Lindsay Wiginton, B.Sc. Eng. (Civil), M.U.P.

2016

President's Award for Young Planners - Honourable mention



Luke Grazier

2016

President's Award for Young Planners - Honourable mention



Jesse Ajayi MCIP RPP

2016

President's Award for Young Planners - Honourable mention