Congratulations to our CIP Emerging Planner Award Recipients

CIP would like to congratulate our CIP Emerging Planner Award Recipients, Nicholas Kuhl RPP, MCIP and Joëlle Ouellette urbaniste, MCIP. This award celebrates the leaders of tomorrow by recognizing the outstanding professional success and achievement – including leadership and service to the profession – of Canadian planners within their first ten years of professional planning experience. Click here to learn more about the recipients.

Nicholas Kuhl RPP, MCIP
Nicholas is a Planner with O2 Planning + Design in Calgary, where he specializes in infill master planning, development approvals, and growth planning for regional, urban, and community planning projects. He is also a Sessional Instructor at the University of Alberta’s Applied Land Use Planning program and volunteers his time coordinating the University of Calgary graduate planning students as part of the Citizens + Students program. He was central to the development, adoption, and implementation of the Habitat Professionals Forum’s Roadmap to Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which he presented and assisted in officially unveiling at the 2022 World Urban Forum in Poland. Currently serving as Director of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI), Nicholas has also served on the CIP Board of Directors and Co-Chair of CIP’s Student Affairs Sub-Committee. He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Queen’s University and degrees in Geography and Education from Brock University.

Joëlle Ouellette urbaniste, MCIP
Joëlle is a Project Manager with L’Atelier Urbain in Montreal. She has contributed to diverse projects in urban design and sustainable development, urban planning and resilience, and innovative regulation. These projects have included a development plan for a former factory site, a design concept for a municipal park and beach, a master plan for a campus, transportation-oriented development projects, eco-districts, city center development projects, and pedestrianization plans. Joëlle’s volunteerism includes serving as a committee member with the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec (OUQ)’s Relève en urbanisme, which promotes the planning profession to young people, and MTL Green, which promotes sustainable development in Montreal. She also works with community organizations that address food security and other daily life issues. Joëlle holds a Baccalauréat en urbanisme from the Université du Québec à Montreal, is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Environment and Sustainable Development at the University of Montreal, and has received training as an Architectural Technologist.

Congratulations to our New Fellows

Congratulations to our new CIP Fellows, Bruce Curtis RPP (Ret), FCIP, Pierre Filion RPP (Ret), FCIP, Samantha Murphy RPP, LPP, FCIP, and Eric Turcotte RPP, FCIP. The 2023 Fellows exemplify planning’s best values and have been extensively involved in professional practice, teaching and mentoring planners, planning and community research, or community services and leadership in the profession at the national level or international level. Their stories provide great examples of the positive impact of the planning profession. Read our full press release to learn more about this year’s new Fellows and the significance of the FCIP designation.