Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) Instructor creates a new entrance award for the planning program

Jan 30, 2017 | Education

Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) Practitioner-In-Residence Harry Harker, RPP, FCIP ended the 2016 year on a high note by creating a brand new entrance award for students in the faculty’s Planning program. The ADOA and 1st Principles Planning Graduate Entrance Scholarship was created in honour of the Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA) which works with the faculty’s students through program experiences and hires many of its graduates. Harker created the scholarship to support graduate education in the field of small town and rural planning and sustainable regional planning in Western Canada.

“I have enjoyed many years of professional practice in rural communities,” Harker said. “Our students and graduates work in many different settings including cities, small towns, and rural communities. As a planner who believes that this work has great value, I wanted to make sure students were encouraged to explore professional opportunities in all of these areas.”

Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design, Nancy Pollock-Ellwand stated, “This gift underlines the diversity of opportunities for our students across a range of communities.  A sincere thank you to Harry Harker, our Practitioner-in-Residence, for highlighting these exciting prospects with this important entrance scholarship, and to ADOA for their ongoing connection to our Faculty.”

The first ADOA and 1st Principles Planning Graduate Entrance Scholarship will be awarded in the 2017-18 academic year. No application is necessary as the Faculty of Environmental Design awards committee will forward a recommendation to the Graduate Scholarship Office.

If you are interested in donating to student awards or other initiatives in the Faculty of Environmental Design, please see our Case for Support. You can make a gift online or contact Director of Development, Leitha Cosentino at 403.220.2717 or leitha.cosentino@ucalgary.ca.

Pictured: Harry Harker, Practitioner-In-Residence, Faculty of Environmental Design; Dr. Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, Dean, Faculty of Environmental Design and Terry Topolnitsky, President, Alberta Development Officers Association.