Throughout this week, DalTRAC’s director Dr. Ahsan Habib has been in Ottawa, Ontario for the annual Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) conference. During the event, exceptional planners from across Canada are recognized for their outstanding achievements in the field. This year, one of the award winners had a connection to DalTRAC.
Shaun Heffernan, one of DalTRAC’s earliest students, received the Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Merit for “New and Emerging Planning Initiatives: University of Victoria Campus Planning and Sustainability”. He was one of the pioneers of initiating the NovaTRAC data collection program in 2012. He received the award for his work with Urban Systems, a leading Vancouver-based consulting firm.