Alumni

Alumna receives grant to teach woodworking to youth

 

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 who have a background in woodworking, metalwork, and electronics, as well as experience training youths in these skills.

SCARP Alumni Gather at CIP Conference

SCARP alumni gathered at a reception hosted by the School at the Canadian Institute of Planners Conference held June 17-20 in Calgary. The theme of this year's conference was Building Resilience, and forum for discussions about the challenges facing our cities in the future.

SCARP students presented on Implementing the UN New Urban Agenda in Canada: issues, opportunities and responsibilities. The conference program read:

Carleigh Oude-Reimerink Brings Yoga to YVR

Carleigh Oude-Reimerink recently graduated from the SCARP Masters of Planning program. Her Masters Professional Project explored the creation of a yoga space for passengers at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Carleigh spoke with, and surveyed passengers in the terminals at YVR. She also conducted a mapping exercise to determine which locations would be optimal for this type of space. She conducted background research on wellness and yoga, and researched best practices.

SCARP Book Will Appeal to a Large Audience

On June 17th, School of Community and Regional Planning alumni, students, and faculty gathered at the UBC Bookstore to launch the new comprehensive planning book, Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach, edited by SCARP PhD Alumna Ren Thomas. Various contributing authors were present at the launch to answer questions and discuss their specific contributions to the book, which features over thirty planning case studies.

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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 who have a background in woodworking, metalwork, and electronics, as well as experience training youths in these skills.

Toolbox has received the Youth Opportunity Fund Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation which will fund the program for the next three years. Karoubi says they are working towards turning Toolbox into a free school for the community, East Scarborough, as well as a social enterprise that would allow them to function without grants or donations.

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