News and Features

The most e-mailed and most reposted article in the Tyee is by SCARP's Bill Rees: https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2018/01/18/Housing-Crisis-Really-About-Globalization/ "Clump [all] the [empty] units [in the lower mainland] together and the resultant ghost town would be one of the largest in the province."
 - For more information contact Lou Corpuz-Bosshart, UBC Public Affairs Vancouver, Calgary and Sochi. Beijing, London and Rio. How does an Olympic host city fare after the fanfare fades and the stars and their adoring crowds go home? It’s a question that has fascinated Canadian long-track speed skating champion Christine Nesbitt for years. The three-time Olympian hung up her...
Penny Gurstein, SCARP Director and Professor, was interviewed by Global 's CKNW about revenue from legalized marijuana. Penny said a portion of the revenue should go toward housing and services to address mental health and addictions:  “Different kinds of housing for people who are in different stages of recovery. You need detox centres but you need housing for...
  SCARP Assistant Professor Dr. Jordi Honey-Rosés has received a SSHRC Discovery grant for his new research project: "No one showed up at our public meeting. Testing theories of public engagement in the context of groundwater management." The grant is worth $72,726. Jordi will be working with two collaborators, Juan Ramon Diaz Calderon and Paul ...
Dr. Leonie Sandercock, SCARP Professor, has received a SSHRC Insight grant to continue her study: "Evaluating film as a catalyst for Indigenous community development in a remote northern community". The initial stage of the work involves a feature-length film based on Haida storytelling, filming to begin this year.
The Fall 2017 Newsbytes newsletter is here! Read all about SCARP's new Studies Abroad PLAN 545C in Barcelona! Tim McDaniels retires after 25 years at SCARP! And more... All in the Fall 2017 Newsbytes ​
Humans are taking over the world and driving insects and wildlife to extinction. Bill Rees wonders how we could let it continue unnoticed for so long. Read his op-ed piece in The Tyee: https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/11/16/humans-blind-imminent-environmental-collapse/
SCARP Assistant Professor Alex Bigazzi's recent research on optimum exertion on emission filled city roads has influenced planning around North America. A recent UBC profile gives the details: http://faculty-staff.ubc.ca/2017/05/26/alex-bigazzis-silver-bullet/ 
      Prof. Martino Tran in SCARP is a Co-Investigator on the new Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant project, Beyond Traffic: Clean, Connected and Safe Transportation Testbed led by Prof. Walter Merida. The project will advance one of Canada's key priorities around deploying a sustainable smart transportation system.   Prof. Tran leads the Data...
  SCARP Alumna Shirin Karoubi is the executive director of Toolbox, a program designed to challenge gender stereotypes and encourage the building of healthy relationships between girls, gender nonconforming youth, and boys. It will also support the development of self sufficiency and confidence at a young age. The program will be led by women identifying...

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