"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.

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!


Dear SCARP Community,

As an endorsement of the President’s, Dean’s, and ACSP statement about the current situation, SCARP recognizes that this same issue of oppression on the basis of race, racial inequality and police brutality has existed in Canada since the arrival of European settlers and as recently as yesterday’s murder of a young Indigenous woman, Chantel Moore, by a police officer in New Brunswick. SCARP acknowledges that planning has been part of this problem and we are committed to being part of the movement for change, a movement acknowledging white privilege, addressing racial inequality in all domains of public policy and the systemic racism in all of our institutions.

Read a message from Santa J. Ono in response to recent anti-Black and anti-Asian violence:

Dean's message: 

ACSP Statement:

We are...

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