Madge Wiesman, Long-Time Supporter of SCARP: in Memoriam

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, and her family.

Black History Month



Black History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate Black history and excellence; and the many contributions of Black Canadians, Black British Columbians, and Black students, faculty and staff at UBC.

"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.


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 this news is shocking, it is not surprising. Residential school survivors, families, and community leaders have known the reality that far more Indigenous students died in these schools than has been documented.  As several Indigenous leaders and experts have said, including former senator Murray Sinclair, Canadians should be prepared for more discoveries like Kamloops.

SCARP recognizes the role of professional planning in perpetuating acts of settler colonialism that continue to impact Indigenous people and communities today. From municipal plans and provincial infrastructure projects that threaten to destroy ancestral burial sites and villages, to the illegal removal of reserve land for the creation...

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