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May 26, 2017  

PSB Professional Examination - Volunteers Needed

In 2016, the PSB changed its Professional Examination from an essay-style examination to a multiple-choice format.  The PSB has administered two sittings of the multiple-choice Professional Examination and is ready to move forward with the development of new questions for upcoming sittings. We are looking for volunteers who are RPP/MCIPs in good standing to provide support for this initiative.

In order to establish a substantial question bank before the September sitting, the PSB and its Professional Education and Examination Committee would like to confirm your interest and advise you of the next steps in the process.

In order to add to our existing question bank, we are asking volunteers to:

  • Confirm their interest in contributing to this initiative by emailing Nzinga Brown at [email protected]
  • Sign a non-disclosure agreement by to gain access to the current Professional Examination question bank (for reference)
  • Develop 5-10 questions for the questions bank by July 3, 2017
  • Questions must fit into the following three categories: Public Interest, Professional Responsibility, Ethics and Decision-Making (no more than 3 questions should be developed for each category)
  • Guidelines for the development of Professional Examination questions will be shared in May 2017

To thank and compensate you for your contribution to Professional Examination question bank, APPI Regulated members willl be eligible to claim up to 5.0 structured CPL Learning Units upon submission of your Professional Examination questions. This will be in addition to any Learning Units claimed for Mentoring or Sponsoring a Candidate, or serving on any other PSB/PTIA committees.

If you are interested in assisting the PSB with this initiative, kindly provide confirmation as per the instructions above.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to improve the quality and rigour of the PSB Professional Examination.

In Memory: APPI Past Member

Margaret Lorraine Grant passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the age of 64 years.  After receiving a degree in Architecture from Carlton University and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Science from the University of Toronto, Lorraine relocated to Lethbridge, Alberta where she worked for the Regional Planning Commission. In 1997, she moved to Calgary where she was an urban planner for The City until her retirement in 2010. Lorraine loved to travel and spoke with passion about the architecture and history of the places she visited. Lorraine volunteered at Calgary’s Food Bank and was active in Woman Aglow. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlework.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 903 75 Avenue SW, Calgary on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.



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Continuous Professional Learning - Mid Year Reminder to Report!

You may log into the CIP web site to access your current reporting activity at any time. APPI will not be mailing hard copy report cards or letter reminders.

To remain a member in good standing as an APPI Regulated Member (i.e, Registered Professional Planner (RPP) or Candidate Member), the minimum 18 LU's for 2017 must be completed and reported on or before December 31, 2017 via the CIP website

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Save the date

Webinar - The Health and Economic Benefits of a Walkable Urban Form

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
​12:00 PM Log in

Join us for a webinar with Dr. Larry Frank, Professor from the University of British Columbia's School of Community and Regional Planning. Dr. Frank will share some of his research that applies a method of neighbourhood selection for environment and health studies combining walkability and sociodemographic factors of land use.

​Details and log in numbers will be sent next week via the Event E Notice. This event is free and will qualify for 1.0 structured learning units.

"Citizen Jane: Battle for the City" a film by Matt Tyrnauer.

June 18, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Globe Cinema, 617 8 Street, SW in Calgary.

Admission by donation to CIP's Planning Student Trust Fund.


Join us in Calgary June 17-20, 2017!

Click here to register and to access the full conference program agenda.


Employment Opportunities
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Posted: May 24
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Alberta Professional Planners Institute

PO Box 3099
Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1

Phone: 780.435.8716
Toll Free: 888.286.8716
Fax: 780.452.7718

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