News and Features

Congratulations to Meryem Belkadi Meryem Belkadi, PhD student in SCARP's Doctor of Philosophy in Planning Program, has now been awarded the uniquely prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This award exists to attract (and keep!) "world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning". It recognizes Academic...
Dawn Smith Dawn Smith (a white settler) recently completed a practicum with Sq'ewlets First Nation in SCARP’s Indigenous Community Planning program. Her graduate research explores the possible implications of BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA) on planning, particularly for housing. Smith was this year’s recipient of PIBC’s Student Fellowship award. As part of...
The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) continues to mourn the 215 children found in the mass grave at the Kamloops Residential School. SCARP honours the collective strength of Tk’emlups te Secwepemc for leading - and spending their own resources on - the recovery efforts. We offer our condolences to all survivors of the Indian residential school system and their families. While...
Madge Wiesman, 1930-2021 The SCARP community is deeply saddened by the news that Madge Wiesman passed away on 24 May, 2021. An enduring and treasured friend, over the years Madge gave generously to build a significant endowment to support scholarships at SCARP, which had a tremendous and incalculable impact on our school and students. Born in Scotland in 1930, Madge loved travel, adventure...
Cornelia Oberlander was the wife of Peter Oberlander, who in 1951 launched our School and was appointed Director. Penny Gurstein attended the service yesterday (viewable online) and has written the following in tribute.  It is with deep sadness the School shares with news of the death of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander on May 22, 2021 at the age of 99.  Cornelia was a world-renowned...

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