Penny Gurstein Wins Women of Distinction Award

SCARP Director Penny Gurstein has been recognized with a prestigious 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Award, in the category of Education, Training & Development.  She was selected out of a group of five highly accomplished educators at an event hosted by the YWCA at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Wednesday, June 8.  Upon receiving the award, Penny spoke about the importance of planning to every community, and highlight the work that SCARP graduates do around the world to advance equity and social justice. 

A 'Powerful' Profile of SCARP's John Friedmann

As John Friedmann turns 90, author Mike Douglass (a former student of John's) has written what SCARP Associate Director, Maged Senbel calls "a short but powerful depiction of some of John’s many contributions to the field of planning. I am certain that for every achievement that Mike mentions there are dozens more that are too numerous to mention." 

Full text of the article can be found at: http://jpe.sagepub.com/content/36/2/255.full 

100 Resilient Cities Project Funds Vancouver

Penny Gurstein would like provincial and federal governments to recognize the important role that cities play in people's lives - the Rockefeller Foundation does. Vancouver has received a grant from the 100 Resilient Cities Network, a non-profit organization that "helps cities plan for natural disasters like earthquakes and work on long-term planning issues like sustainability and transit".

Read the full article from Metro News


UBC Faculty of Applied Science Celebration 2019

The Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction was created in 2015 to mark the celebration of the University of British Columbia’s 100th anniversary as one of the founding Faculties of the institution. The medal serves to recognize individuals who have brought high honour to the Faculty and/or who have made longstanding or significant contributions to advance its vision, mission and mandate. Join the Faculty of Applied Science as we celebrate the many individuals whose achievements contributed to our success through the Dean’s Medal of Distinction.

Let's give Leonie Sandercock a big congratulations for achieving the Applied Science Dean's Medal of Distinction - 2019

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