Friday, July 07, 2006

CMHC Unveils New Award For Housing Excellence

The Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, unveiled a new $10,000 academic award June 27 to mark Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s 60th anniversary.

"Just as past CMHC programs have helped other housing professions build their industries from within, it is my hope that this award will draw attention to the importance of housing as a field of study, and encourage world-class research in housing-related fields here in Canada," said Finley, who inaugurated the CMHC Housing Studies Achievement Award at the Canadian War Museum reception in Ottawa.
Finley said $10,000 will be awarded every two years to each of three Master’s and three Doctoral students by CMHC, in recognition of their important contribution to the understanding and advancement of housing in Canada.

Students applying for this award will be asked to send a summary to CMHC of their thesis or major research paper dealing with housing in any economic, social and technical (context). Their work must also have been recommended by a faculty advisor. Canadian students abroad will also be allowed to compete for the prizes. CMHC President Karen Kinsley, who hosted the Corporation’s 60th anniversary reception, said the award will make an important mark on the Canadian academic landscape.
"As bright as our achievements together have been, I see an even brighter future ahead," Kinsley told the crowd of housing industry partners, academics, war veterans and CMHC alumni.

Tom Carter, a professor at the University of Winnipeg’s Institute for Urban Studies and Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Adaptation, was also on hand for the announcement. He said award winners will contribute to Canada’s reputation as a world leader in housing.


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