Applications are now open for Learning from Liveable Cities: The Joyce Drohan Travel Award, a $10,000 award given annually to a student enrolled in a SALA graduate program. It is funded through gifts from the family and friends of Joyce Drohan (1954-2022), who taught urban design at the School and was an award-winning architect and urban designer of public sector projects and sustainable communities.

Applicants must be in their second or graduating year of an eligible program and planning an international trip to expand their knowledge of sustainable architecture or sustainable urban design. Research that can be applied to Canadian cities is preferred. Students whose research includes collaboration with international students, municipalities, institutions, or non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply. Joyce Drohan was especially interested in shaping meaningful places that expressed the historic, cultural, and social aspects of a community, underpinned by sustainable design. The award is made on the recommendation of SALA, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Completed application forms, required documents and any support material must be submitted on or before January 21, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. Details on the award and the application process can be found on the award website.