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.


Note: UBC students of any background who have been affected by the war in Ukraine are welcome to come listen and share their experiences. 
Refreshments will be served. Hosted by Dariya Prykhodko, Veta Chitnev, and David Gramling.
Every Monday in March, 2:00-3:00, Buchanan Tower Room 997 
More info
The following was written by Santa Ono on February 24. Originally posted here.

On behalf of the University of British Columbia, I am deeply concerned about Russia’s attacks on Ukraine and its impact on many of our university community members. These attacks are unwarranted, unprovoked, and unacceptable.  

We join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan in deploring this illegal and unjust war, and echo the international community’s calls for de-escalation and an immediate resolution to the conflict.    

We recognize that students, faculty, and staff may be affected by the conflict. I want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to provide required supports during this evolving situation. 

International students in need of support are encouraged to contact International Student Advising at...

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