Daneil Downey is a Geography Major who just finished his Bachelor's degree this Winter. He has been accepted to the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen's University in Kingston to pursue a Master in Urban and Regional Planning. It is a prestigious and discerning program, accepting only 35 students from well over 100 applications annually. The program is a professional Masters degree based primarily on practical work as well as a co-operative work term and it will be a strong foundation for a career as an urban planner.
As Daniel says, "I hope to gain proficiencies in all facets of planning from this program, but particularly transit planning so I can bring something useful back to St. John's in a few years time so that it won't be an hour and a half bus-ride from the Goulds to MUN, or so that the metropolitan area actually has reliable, usable service. Whatever the program brings me, I'm eager to work hard and learn all that I can over the next two years."
All of us in the Geography Department wish Daniel all the best for his programme at Queen's and his future career in urban and regional planning.