Conestoga news

November 9, 2006 11:59 AM

Architecture Degree Students in San Diego

Architecture students awarded

Four students from the Architecture – Project and Facility Management bachelor degree program were recently honoured in San Diego.

Jon Douglas, Samantha Jansen, Nick Heibein and Amanda Ford were awarded scholarships from the International Facility Management Association. Scholarship applications were evaluated on achievements/ accomplishments, involvement, letter of intent, resume and faculty appraisals. Each recipient received a generous scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to San Diego to receive their awards and visit the World Work Place Expo.

Despite intense competition from around North America, Conestoga College ITAL had more scholarship winners than any other university or college in Canada or the United States due to the excellence of the program and the impressive work of the applicants.
The four-day conference included educational sessions and a special reception for all Canadian award recipients aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier.

Conestoga's Architecture – Project and Facility Management program is unique in Canada. The four-year bachelor degree program features an applied learning focus that allows students to apply the theory they learn to projects they are working on. The project-based learning approach is very unique in Ontario and allows students to combine theoretical and hands-on learning. These degrees also allow students to venture into the "real" world as part of co-op work placements. Employers have been thrilled with our students, often placing them in leadership roles after just a few weeks on the job.

Upon graduation students have several options. They could go right to work or pursue their education at a graduate level.

For more information on the APFM program, contact Chair Dr. Julia Biedermann at