School of Urban Planning
The School draws students from around the world. Through our core Master of Urban Planning degree and an optional concentration in Transportation Planning, we train professionals for the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors in two years of intensive study, much of which takes place in real-life group projects using the Montréal metropolitan region as a living laboratory. Our aim is to give individuals the intellectual and practical skills needed to excel in the field and thereby to improve human settlements around the world.
NEW TENURE-STREAM ACADEMIC POSITION
The School of Urban Planning is inviting applications to fill a new position by 1 August 2013. This is a junior tenure-track position, but consideration will also be given to outstanding senior candidates. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Urban Planning or a related field (or be in a position to earn the degree by the time they join the School). Candidates are invited to apply if they can bolster the School’s capacity in teaching, research and service on the ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF URBAN PLANNING, with possible specialisations in areas such as economic development, infrastructure financing, transportation economics, land markets and real-estate development, financing and management of urban design projects and international development.
The application deadline for the upcoming academic year (beginning in September 2013) was the 15th of January 2013. If you have applied, please see the Admissions page for updates on the final steps to be taken by current applicants with respect to technical problems we have been experiencing with the online application system.
Remembering a luminary in the field of planning
Each December, the School celebrates Jeanne Wolfe Day, a celebration of the birthday of the late Professor Emerita Jeanne M. Wolfe. An unequivocal champion of good planning and Canadian urbanism, Professor Wolfe was also a mentor to several generations of practitioners and scholars as well as a dear colleague and friend. The School was pleased to host a celebration to mark Professor Wolfe's appointment to the Order of Canada shortly before she passed away peacefully on 20 December 2009. Professor Wolfe will undoubtedly live on in the work of the countless people she taught and inspired across Canada and around the world. People who wish to honour her memory may do so by contributing to the fund for the “Jeanne M. Wolfe Fellowships in Urban Planning” which she helped to establish shortly before her death. Cheques for contributions should be payable to “McGill University—School of Urban Planning” and bear the note “Jeanne M. Wolfe Fellowships in Urban Planning.” They should be mailed to:
Faculty of Engineering, McGill University
Room 378, 817 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal QC H3A 0C3
Donations may also be made online. Please specify that your contribution is for the Jeanne M. Wolfe Fellowships in Urban Planning" fund.
The School is thankful for any and all contributions in honour of this outstanding individual.