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School of Planning professional degree programs re‑accredited for another five years

Posted by Patricia Manuel on June 11, 2017 in Planning

The School of Planning has received unconditional re-accreditation of its Master of Planning and Bachelor of Community Design (Honours) professional degree programs for another five years, to the end of academic year 2021–22 (August 2022). Re-accreditation followed the intensive five-year review process, overseen by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) for the Planning Profession in Canada. The School welcomed the PSB Site Visit Team (SVT) to Dalhousie from January 31 to February 2. The team included Mr. Bruce Curtis, MCIP, RPP (OPPI), Mr. Doug Foster MCIP, LPP (API) and Dr. Lisa Bornstein MCRP (ACUPP). The SVT spent three days reviewing the documentation and examples of student work for both programs, touring the facilities, meeting with faculty members, University, Faculty, and School administrators and staff, alumni, employers, and students. Unconditional re-accreditation for both programs recognizes the high quality of the professional planning education that we provide at Dalhousie University. The School thanks the SVT members for their thorough review and the valuable and insightful feedback that will help us maintain our high standards and continue to respond to the emerging needs of the profession. And, thank you especially to all those who participated throughout the process. Your hard work prior to and during the site visit ensured a smooth and successful process. A five-year intensive review is truly a community effort.