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UBC Canada Research Chairs Appointed (New) - Martino Tran

 

 

SIX NEW AND RENEWED UBC CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS APPOINTED

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.

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SCARP Adjunct Professor Scott Graham, and the team he led, has received a PIBC Excellence in Planning Award for their innovative report on thriving and affordable child care.

The winning submission was a comprehensive report for the City of Coquitlam, "Child Care Partnership Strategy", developed using a collaborative process that brought together partners and community members to:

  • learn about the local child care system
  • strengthen relationships
  • Identify key child care needs
  • Introduce new ways to help meet those needs

"For many families living in Coquitlam, child care plays a vital role in their daily lives, as it allows them to participate in the workforce and have a positive impact on the local economy. Beyond this, equitable access to high-quality, affordable child care provides early childhood education, contributes to healthy child development, promotes equity and gender equality, builds community connectivity, and enhances the overall health and well-being of the community.

 

"Despite the well-known benefits of...

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