"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.



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.




Sept 30th, 2020 is Orange Shirt Day which honours Residential School survivors and their families and remembers those who suffered and died in these institutions. For more than 100 years, Indigenous children were taken from their families, subjected to mental, physical and sexual abuse and made to feel ashamed of their language and culture. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has rightly called Canada’s Indian residential school policy an act of cultural genocide.


Orange Shirt Day was created by Phyllis Webstad in 2013 when Phyllis shared her story of having her shiny orange shirt being taken from her when she arrived at St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC. The date was chosen as it is the time of year when children were taken from their homes and sent to residential schools.


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