Canadian Institute of Planners Student Prize for Academic Excellence
The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) offers an annual convocation prize to recognize a student who has excelled in the City Planning program at the University of Manitoba.  Recipients of the Canadian Institute of Planners Student Prize for Academic Excellence will be officially recognized during the Annual General Meeting of the CIP local affiliate, the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute.  During the ceremony, the recipient will receive a book and a certificate. 

Each year, one convocation prize will be offered to a graduate student who:

1.  has completed the requirements for the Master of City Planning degree delivery by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba.

2.  has achieved the highest academic standing (minimum degree grade point average of 3.75 based on course work completed in the Master of City Planning program) amongst all students who have graduated in the preceding October or February, or is eligible to graduate in the spring of the applicable academic year. 

Tie-Breaking Mechanism

Only one recipient is to be named each year.  Ties are to be broken using the following criteria in priority of order

1.  highest grade point average in required City Planning courses;

2. the highest number of A+'s in all required City Planning courses in the program


Past Recipients
2018 - 2019 Conor Smith
2017 - 2018 Adam Kroeker
2016 - 2017 Jillian Geen
2015 - 2016 Ryan Gilmore

Previously named the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute Award
2014 - 2015 Gabrielle Donoff
2013 - 2014 Carole O'Brien
2012 - 2013 Christopher Larson
2011 - 2012 Christina Maes
2010 - 2011 Lauren Lange
2009 - 2010 Stephanie Whitehouse
2008 - 2009 James Moore
                    Marcella Poirier
2007 - 2008 Erin McCleery