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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.   


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 
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The following was written by Santa Ono on February 24. Originally posted here.

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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. 

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