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Fellows Week 2022: Celebrating Contributions to the Planning Profession

January 06, 2022 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | FCIP, Fellows, Nominations
Fellows Week 2022: Celebrating Contributions to the Planning Profession
This year, for Fellows Week, we are featuring five members of CIP’s College of Fellows and highlighting some of their key contributions to the planning profession. Every year, CIP accepts nominations for the College of Fellows, the highest honour the Institute can give to a planner, and the Fellow Selection Jury makes its recommendations to the Board. This year, nominations are due January 28, 2022.

While the honour of Fellow has existed for over a half a century, the College has evolved significantly throughout the years, which begs the question, what does the College look like today. Learn more about the College of Fellows and this year’s featured members below.

About the College of Fellows

Who Can Become a Fellow: The fellowship designation is a special status for members that is meant to recognize excellence, identify prominent role models, promote and acknowledge advances in planning practice, and draw leaders to the forefront of planning in Canada. It is given only to those Members who exhibit the highest professional attainment and exhibit a wide breadth of experience. Such professional attainment and experience must be significant within a Canadian or international planning context. To be eligible, a planner must have achieved a high degree of excellence in two of the following four categories:
  • Professional practice
  • Teaching and mentoring planners
  • Planning and community research
  • Community service and leadership

How Fellows Are Selected: To become a Fellow, a member must be nominated by another member in good standing adhering to the nomination criteria. The nomination is then brought before the Fellows Selection Jury and the CIP Board of Directors. Newly elected Fellows are inducted at the annual CIP national conference.

What does the College do: Many members of the College work collaboratively to support planners and the planning profession. Recently, Fellows have worked together on various initiatives, such as providing mentorship to young and early-career planners.


Our Featured Fellows and their Contributions to the Planning Profession


Kelley Moore RPP, FCIP: Leading the Way on Collaborative Processes

One of our newest Fellows, Kelly Moore RPP, FCIP has worked for over 20 years to enrich the lives of others through her exceptional physical and social planning expertise and exemplary collaborative and community building processes.

Some highlights from her career include: 
  • Early in her career, at the City of Saskatoon, she elevated local area planning from a general consultative process to a hands-on collaborative planning and design process that has been emulated and adopted by many planning departments across the country.
  • In 2015, she served as Co-Chair of the FutureFORWARD Task Force to help lead and shape the work that resulted in a re-invigorated, stable, and well-managed organization.


Dr. Raphaël Fischler FCIP: Training the Next Generation of Planners

Through his role as an academic, researcher, and professor, Dr. Raphaël Fischler FCIP’s influence has extended across Canada and internationally.

Some highlights:
  • His expertise in the history of zoning is recognized throughout Canada and informs countless practitioners.
  • When certification and accreditation requirements were being revisited and renewed a decade ago, he supported the advancement of the profession by playing a central role in the definition of the new standards as Co-Chair of the Task Force on Accreditation.


Patricia Maloney RPP, FCIP: Raising the Bar for Planning Practice

Pat Maloney RPP, FCIP is known for her work both in the field of airport planning and on First Nations planning projects, which set the bar for other planners in western Canada with respect to public engagement and quality of policy work.

Some highlights:
  • Pat held important community engagement and public consultations to write the Samson Cree Nation Community Development Plan, Samson Cree Nation Residential Housing Policy, and the Siksika Nation Comprehensive Community Plan. She has been recognized by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada for her work on engaging First Nations.
  • Her planning work on small to regional-sized airports has provided municipalities the means to leverage economic opportunity for positive growth.


David Palubeski FCIP: Exemplifying Leadership

The late David Palubeski FCIP was known for his pragmatism and leadership, bringing focus to discussions by listening carefully, distilling issues and synthesizing ideas.

Some highlights:
  • David served as President of CIP from 2001-2003 and coordinated the CIP-China Planning Advisory Services.
  • David served as the Managing Partner of Terrascape Developments Inc. which applied sustainable development principles to its new neighbourhood/community mixed use residential and commercial developments.


Mohammad A. Qadeer FCIP: Bridging Lessons Across Continents

Mohammad A. Qadeer FCIP has taught Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University for over 45 years. While his academic interests and skills spanned both Canadian and international issues, he believes in the necessity of understanding the cultural context for planning practice and has thus chosen to limit most of his international work to Pakistan.

Some highlights:
  • Mohammad’s time as director of Queen’s School of Urban and Regional Planning was made fulfilling by his co-operative, dedicated, and creative colleagues, students, and staff.
  • He has written extensively on urban development in Pakistan, planning policies, and multicultural planning.

You can find the full listing of Fellows of the Canadian Institute of Planners here.