One of the major assets of our planning programs is the rich, collegial student life.
Student organizations are active, having a role in governing their own academic, social, and recreational activities, but also participating in the governance of the School of Planning, the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, and the Dalhousie Senate.
To best understand their future roles as planners, students are encouraged to become involved in the local and professional community through the internship program for BCD Honours students, and the co-op work term for Master of Planning students. The Master of Planning students have also also initiated a mentorship program in co-operation with local professional planners.
Students within the School of Planning are also active in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP); its regional affiliate, the Atlantic Planners Institute (API); and the Licensed Professional Planners of Nova Scotia. Students have a seat on the API Council, and are eligible to run for election to the CIP Council.
School of Planning students have been very active in the Canadian Association of Planning Students, which holds annual conferences that engage with students and professionals through presentations of research and project work.