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Reg Lang FCIP (d)

Reg Lang was originally from Saskatchewan, but lived and worked in several provinces.  He had a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan (1957), an MSc in Community Planning from the University of Manitoba (1963), and a PhD in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (1995).  He made several career shifts over the years:  from professional engineer with the City of Regina (1957-1962) to professional planner in Halifax (1963-1971) to professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University in Toronto (1971-1999) and, after retirement, to life/work coach.  He also worked as a consultant for numerous federal, provincial and municipal government ministries and agencies, as well as for non-profit organizations and community groups. In 1977, Reg received the “Queen’s Jubilee Medal for worthy and devoted service” to the planning profession in Canada. In FES, Reg served in several administrative roles, including Associate Dean. He taught courses on strategic planning and management, planning processes, and environmental planning and assessment.  He supervised 52 graduate students’ research projects and papers in FES, and published more than 100 books, book chapters, reports and articles during his lifetime.  Transition, personal development and lifelong learning were enduring themes throughout his life.