AJ Bimm

2021 McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Engineering, MUP, Urban Planning

University of Toronto - New College (BA’21)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

AJ was captain of the varsity track and field team and represented the University of Toronto in national and provincial championships. He co-founded a group for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) student-athletes. In exploring his city as a runner, AJ saw both high and low-income neighbourhoods. With his experiences in mind, he developed a passion for planning inclusive communities. While pursuing an urban studies degree at the University of Toronto, he researched housing policy solutions and was also working part-time with a human rights focused city planning agency. As a McCall MacBain Scholar, AJ pursued a Master of Urban Planning at McGill. Watch: Instagram Q&A with AJ Bimm