Uwaterloo.ca mentions Toronto lawyer, Neil Smiley, in an article about the Faculty of Environment 2019 alumni awards.
Neil Smiley is one of the key smiling faces behind the University of Waterloo Planning Alumni of Toronto (UWPAT). A planning graduate himself, Neil has dedicated 20 years to the nonprofit organization, which hosts an annual industry dinner attended by up to 1,000 developers, planners and engineers. Widely accepted as one of the most important industry events of the year, the dinner raises money for School of Planning through student scholarships and the Planner in Residence program. Neil's role with UWPAT is multi-faceted. He has provided guidance to the organization, recruited and mentored young planning students and alumni, and championed fundraising efforts. As trusted counsel, he assisted with regularizing UWPAT’s organizational structure, with its Federal reporting requirements and with its compliance with not-for-profit legislation. In addition to serving as emcee for the annual dinner, Neil hosts an annual “Planning Lunch” at Fasken's, where the School of Planning receives prominence through the participation of UWPAT members and our Professors. With Neil’s support, UWPAT has funded more than 30 Planner in Residence positions and nearly 140 student scholarships over its history.