Faculty

Nora Angeles wins Civic Merit Award

SCARP Associate Professor, Nora Angeles has won a Vancouver Civic Merit Award. The award recognizes individuals for achievement in a particular field of endeavour in sports, science, arts, or culture within the city and the province, or in recognition of a specific service.

City Council must vote unanimously to honour someone with the Civic Merit Award. The City began awarding the Civic Merit Award in 1942.

Haida film wins at VIFF

Haida feature film, Edge of the Knife, won Best Canadian film and Best BC Film at the Vancouver Film Festival this month.

The brain child of Indigenous Community Planning Program's director, Dr. Leonie Sandercock, the film is garnering attention throughout Canada and the USA.

Jon Frantz, former SCARP masters student, produced the film.

An article in The Georgia Straight talks about the film here.

Erick Villagomez releases new book

SCARP Instructor Erick Villagomez has released his new book: The Laws of Settlements. 

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? The Laws of Settlements ambitiously describes the principles underlying human settlements of all sizes and across all cultures. It revives, updates and refreshes the ’54 Laws of Settlements’ outlined in Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis’ seminal book Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements, making them relevant to the problems we face in the 21st century.

Director Penny Gurstein's farewell message

(Although Penny is ending her term as SCARP Director, she will continue in her role as Professor at SCARP. She will be teaching, supervising students and working with the newly formed Housing Research Collaborative.)

I am ending my 10-year term on August 31, 2018 and a new Director, Dr. Heather Campbell will be starting on Sept. 1, 2018.  Heather is coming from University of Sheffield in the UK and we at SCARP are excited about having her join SCARP.   

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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.

 

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