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Student Membership

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Get involved, start networking, and participate in volunteer and continuing education opportunities. Become an OPPI Student Member!

Student planners are future of the planning profession and OPPI encourages students to apply for OPPI Student Membership.

Student members from accredited planning programs may be eligible to apply for OPPI Scholarships, and become Student Liaison Committee members or the Student Delegate.

Student Liaison Committee

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The Student Liaison Committee (SLC) is made up of OPPI Student Members from each of Ontario’s accredited planning programs. This leadership network links planning students to OPPI and represents the interests of planning students across Ontario. Committee members are given exciting opportunities to become involved in OPPI initiatives.

The SLC meets throughout the school year and promotes the value of OPPI student membership. SLC members may be contacted about a wide-range of OPPI activities, as well as school planning societies and associations.

Student Delegate

One student from an accredited planning program becomes the Student Delegate, elected by OPPI student members for a one-year term.

The student representative’s term of office runs from June to June in a given calendar year. The Student Delegate chairs the 16-member Student Liaison Committee (SLC) which serves as a leadership network linking students across the six accredited planning schools to OPPI. The Student Delegate and the SLC promotes student awareness of OPPI and student membership in the institute, and events and programs targeted to students: OPPI's student scholarships, participation in our annual event, the Student Case Competition, and nominations for student representatives and our next Student Delegate.

In addition, OPPI's Student Delegate will have the opportunity to participate in OPPI's Outreach Committee and help organize outreach events for students across the six accredited planning programs about the benefits of OPPI student memberships, becoming an RPP and careers in planning.

2023-2024 OPPI STudent Delegate - Timurul Hoque Kazi


OPPI is pleased to announce Timurul Hoque Kazi as our 2023-2024 Student Delegate. 
Timurul is studying Planning at the University of Waterloo, pursuing a specialization in Land Development and a diploma in Environmental Assessment.

His past work experience has covered co-operative housing and climate finance, and he hopes to gain more experience in community, development, indigenous, and climate planning.
He has served on Waterloo's Planning Student Association for two years in various roles, and has been involved in the Faculty-level student government. Timurul strongly believes in paying it forward and providing support and opportunities for other students just as past students have done for him.
As the new OPPI Student Delegate, he hopes to facilitate more connections between students and industry and strengthen the planning student community.

Student Delegate Nominations

Nominations for Student Delegate are closed.