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"Walk and Learn Together" Orange Shirt Day - September 30, 2019


September 30 is an annual day to recognize and raise awareness about the residential school system in Canada, join together in the spirit of reconciliation, and honour the experiences of Indigenous Peoples. Orange Shirt Day commemorates this legacy.

The Faculty of Applied Science is hosting a Walk and Learn Together event between 12:00-1:00pm on Monday, September 30th  – more details at this link.

Global Climate Strike - September 27, 2019


The School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia stands in solidarity with the millions of people worldwide who will participate in upcoming Global Climate Strikes demanding urgent action to address the climate crisis. On September 27 at 11:00 am, students, staff and faculty choosing to strike in support, will gather in front of AMS Nest, to be followed by a bus and bike convoy to join other climate strikers at Vancouver City Hall at 1:00 pm.

SCARP Bursary - DONATE

 

UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) students have talent, drive, and curiosity. They have the potential to improve our communities and address some of society’s most intractable social and environmental issues. Unfortunately, many do not have the financial means to complete their education—an essential step to realizing their potential. With your support, more UBC SCARP students will receive the help they need to continue their education.

SCARP Turns 65

On June 9th, SCARP celebrated its 65th Anniversary. The celebration took place at Cecil Green Park House at UBC. The celebration was well attended with about a total of 100 Faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The celebration began with some mingling, door prizes which included 3 books, and the SCARP timeline activity where attendees could add to the timeline if they thought anything was missing from SCARP’s history. Alumni from each decade since 1970s, spoke of their experience at the school as well as where they had gone with their planning degree. Another SCARP success!

Will Trousdale's Ecoplan International Wins CIP Award

Ecoplan International, led by SCARP Alumni and adjunct professor Will Trousdale, has won an Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Award for Planning Excellence for Indigenous planning, along with the Cowichan Tribes:

 

Aboriginal Community Planning and Development

Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation and Mobility Plan (Cowichan Valley, BC)

Awarded to: EcoPlan International and Cowichan Tribes

Ren Thomas to Launch New Planning Book June 17th

Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach, a new book edited by SCARP Alumna Ren Thomas, will be launched at the UBC Bookstore on June 17th. Dr. Thomas, a SCARP PhD (2011) and Masters (2007) graduate, is about to start a her new Assistant Professor position at the Dalhousie University School of Planning.  The book contains chapters from a number of SCARP faculty, adjunct faculty and former students.  This type of book is a first for Canadian planning and it is sure to be widely used in planning programs.   

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September 30 is an annual day to recognize and raise awareness about the residential school system in Canada, join together in the spirit of reconciliation, and honour the experiences of Indigenous Peoples. Orange Shirt Day commemorates this legacy.

The Faculty of Applied Science is hosting a Walk and Learn Together event between 12:00-1:00pm on Monday, September 30th  – more details at this link.

The School of Community and Regional Planning encourages instructors and students to participate. Accommodations will be made to students who miss any class that is not cancelled on September 30, 2019 in order that no students are penalized for participation. If you have a class on Monday, contact your instructor for details.

 

 

 

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