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PIBC Awards

PIBC annually recognizes the professional work and individual accomplishments of members across British Columbia and Yukon through its awards and recognition programs. The PIBC Awards Committee has developed the various awards categories to reflect the diverse range of excellent planning work undertaken across British Columbia and Yukon. 

The 2022 PIBC Awards winners were announced and recognized during the Elevation 2.0 National Planning Conference (July 5 - 8, 2022). Click here to read the Planning West article on the PIBC 2022 Awards winners.

PIBC 2023 Awards

The call for submissions for the PIBC 2023 Awards program is now open. Members can make submissions and nominations online for the following awards, including a new award in the Excellence in Planning category.

Don't miss these opportunities to celebrate the best in planning! Please read on below to learn more about each award and how to submit or nominate online.

About the Awards Program

The Institute’s Awards program includes the following types of awards:

Awards for Excellence in Planning

These awards honour the best in professional planning work undertaken by members in communities and regions across British Columbia and Yukon in six categories:

  1. Enduring Planning Performance *NEW*
  2. Excellence in Policy Planning - Small Town & Rural Areas
  3. Excellence in Policy Planning - City and Urban Areas
  4. Excellence in Planning Practice - Small Town & Rural Areas
  5. Excellence in Planning Practice - City and Urban Areas
  6. Research & New Directions in Planning

Click here to learn more about the Awards for Excellence in Planning and to make submissions by March 5, 2023.


Awards for Individual Achievement

These awards recognizes the efforts of individual PIBC members and is based on the impact of a nominee's work and personal commitment to planning and the effect that they have in their community and within the planning profession in three categories:

  1. Distinguished Professional Contribution
  2. Leadership in Advocacy & Innovation
  3. Young Professional Leadership

Click here to learn more about the Awards for Individual Achievement and to make submissions by March 5, 2023.

Honourary & Life Members

PIBC maintains two distinguished opportunities to recognize and honour individuals outside of the Institute's professional membership who have contributed significantly to planning or to the Institute (Honourary Membership) as well as honouring accomplished, long-serving professional members of the Institute worthy of special distinction (Life Member designation). 

Click here to make submissions or nominations for 2023 Honourary Membership or Life Member designation by March 5, 2023.


Student Awards

In recognition of the work of Student members and their contribution as future planning professionals, PIBC supports a range of awards and funding opportunities for Student members. As part of the Institute’s ongoing commitment to nurturing excellence in future professional planners, and to supporting Student members, PIBC has established specific awards and financial support mechanisms for Student members in good standing enrolled at Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Recognized Planning Schools and/or Programs in British Columbia and Yukon.

Click here for information on PIBC's Student Awards and funding opportunities for Student members.


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