Juri Kim


PhD Candidate

Juri holds a Master of City Planning (MCP) in Environmental Studies from the Seoul National University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Disaster Management Engineering from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in Korea. With her academic background in disaster management and urban planning, her work has delved into various dimensions of vulnerability and resilience within urban neighbourhoods in the context of disaster events. Her current research focuses on the impacts of barriers and facilitators on economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Vancouver neighbourhoods.

Factors influencing economic recovery in Vancouver neighbourhoods post-COVID-19

Juri believes that distinctive characteristics of urban and neighbourhood environments play a crucial role in a city's ability to recover from disasters. Her doctoral research examines the effects of neighbourhood-level barriers and facilitators on Vancouver’s economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Adopting a mixed-methods approach, she blends quantitative data analysis with qualitative insights to explore the impact of these factors on economic recovery. Through her work, Juri aspires to contribute to enhancing neighbourhood resilience and preparedness for future disasters.

Courses Taught at SCARP as Teaching Assistant:

  • PLAN 521: Quantitative Skills for Planners (2020 Fall)
  • PLAN 521: Quantitative Skills for Planners (2021 Fall)
  • Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF), UBC
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • IAR Research Travel Grant, The Institute of Asian Research, UBC
  • IAR Fellowship, The Institute of Asian Research, UBC
  • Walter C. Koerner Fellowship, UBC
  • President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award, UBC
  • Emergency Preparedness Conference Award, UBC
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