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Ryerson Planning Alumni Association

The Ryerson Planning Alumni Association (RPAA) formed in 1998.

Since then, we have hosted an annual spring reception. This premier social event attracts leaders in the development industry and allows them to market and showcase their companies’ success through sponsorship.

All funds raised are used to support the students of the School of Urban and Regional Planning.

As an example, the RPAA provides $8,000 in annual student awards and career mentorship to senior urban planning students via the Tri-Mentoring Program. We also work with Ryerson urban planning student bodies to organize an annual networking event.

We are continuously looking to expand our contribution to the School of Urban and Regional Planning. Contact us to get involved.

Our mission

To support undergraduate and graduate students of Ryerson’s School of Urban and Regional Planning and to provide alumni with meaningful opportunities for engagement.

Who we are

Executive members

Co-Chairs: Adam Mattinson and Casey Craig

Secretary: Casey Craig

Treasurer: Adam Mattinson

Events Committee:

  • Victoria Fusz (Coordinator)
  • Julia Smith
  • Vincent Racine

Sponsorship Committee:

  • Julia Smith (Coordinator)
  • Taylor Gascoigne

School Liaison: Dominic Tremblay

Communications Committee:

  • Neil Loewen (Coordinator)
  • Brodie Johnson
  • Matthew Zambri
  • Ashley Paton

Newsletter Coordinator: Rebecca Ramsey

Members at Large:

  • Christian Chan
  • Chris Drew
  • Nahid Keshavjee
  • Graham Procter
  • Julie Tyndorf

Past Chairs:

  • Julie Tyndorf
  • Taras Sakac
  • Maurizio Rogato
  • Tony Biglieri
Student awards

In 2001, the RPAA began providing awards to students attending the School of Urban and Regional Planning.

Today, RPAA provides an annual Award of Merit to one graduate and one undergraduate student currently enrolled in their last year of study.

This award recognizes the academic, professional and community building achievements and contributions of students.

Contact us

Your suggestions and ideas are welcome. All RPAA members can be reached via

Other reasons to contact us:

  • Inform students about potential job and event opportunities
  • Add your email to our email list to stay up-to-date on RPAA initiatives

Update your contact information with Ryerson’s Alumni Relations