UBC Canada Research Chairs Appointed (New) - Martino Tran




In its 20th year, the Canada Research Chairs Program continues to provide opportunities for researchers to excel in their fields, and build teams of experts at Canadian institutions. In spring 2020, the first of two cycles of fudning to be announced this year, the Government of Canada invested $140 million towards 182 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs including six new and renewed chairs at UBC:

Screening of Finding Our Way


PIBC & VIFF present a 10th anniversary
screening of Finding Our Way, a documentary
film by Giovanni Attili and Leonie Sandercock
that explores the deep historical wounds and
unresolved conflict among indigenous people,
governments, and industry in Canada.

You're Invited to Join Leonie Sandercock for a fireside chat following the Film

Most Metro Vancouver councillors support mandatory water metering

Most Metro Vancouver councillors support mandatory water metering

While few households in Metro Vancouver have water meters, the political will for mandatory metering is strong, according to a new survey conducted this summer by researchers at the School of Community and Regional Planning of the University of British Columbia.

The researchers surveyed elected councillors and mayors in the region and found that 68 per cent are in favour of mandatory water metering.







A big congratulations to our Professor Leonie Sandercock for receiving the 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Award!

Leonie Sandercock, a professor in the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), has received a 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Award. Now in their 37th year, the Women of Distinction Awards aim to honour extraordinary women leaders while also raising funds for YWCA programs and services.

Sandercock is the co-creator of SCARP’s Indigenous Community Planning program and a former director of the school. Focused primarily on “the uses of film … as a catalyst for Indigenous community development”, she co-developed the multi-award-winning Haida-language film Edge of the Knife to address three priorities identified by the Skidegate Haida community: language revitalization, protecting the lands and waters, and sustainable community...

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