Recipient of the CIP and SOAR Professional Services Bursary: Sophia Elliott

Congratulations to Sophia Elliott, recipient of the 2023 SOAR Professional Services Student Bursary, awarded through the Canadian Institute of Planners-Planning Student Trust Fund. 

This bursary is awarded to an Indigenous student who is committed to making meaningful change in Indigenous Communities and will support students working towards a planning degree, and is intended to support opportunities for the recipient to reflect their Indigenous traditions and culture into their education, research, and career.

“I am thankful to be the recipient of the 2023 SOAR Professional Services Indigenous Student Bursary. This bursary funded by SOAR Professional Services will support me in my ongoing work in and with Indigenous communities, including my own.” - Sophia Elliott

SOAR Professional Services is proud to support the education and professional development of Indigenous Students across Canada who are pursuing studies in our areas of practice.

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