Nora Angeles Comments on the Upcoming Philippine Election

Leonora Angeles, a Philippine-born Canadian and a professor with UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, discussed the candidates and Philippine political landscape ahead of that country’s presidential election on May 9.

A controversial candidate sometimes called the “Philippine Donald Trump” is leading in the polls because many people are tired of the current leadership and looking for change, Angeles told CBC Early Edition.

Penny Gurstein Comments on City's Affordable Housing 'Pilot'

Vancouver’s affordable housing ‘pilot’ limited but worthwhile

Vancouver’s proposal for an   affordable home-ownership program will only help a few people but it’s worth   testing out, experts told the Globe and Mail.

“It’s going to be a narrow   range of people, but it will still be attractive to some,” said UBC planning   expert Penny Gurstein. “I think it’s worth trying and assessing.”

Tim McDaniels Reappointed at Carnegie Mellon University

SCARP Professor in Decision Sciences and Policy Analysis, Tim McDaniels has been reappointed as an adjunct professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. EPP is well recognized among departments that approach engineering issues with a public policy orientation. Tim has been an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon for over 15 years, and has served on PhD committees, presented seminars and participated in four major interdisciplinary centres with EPP faculty.

BC Municipal Water Survey 2016 - Results

We find that water use in liters per capita per day (lpcd) continues to fall, with total water use dropping 18% to 494 lpcd, and residential water use falling 12% to 312 lpcd from 2009. If our survey results accurately estimate water use trends, the province would be on track to meet its target to improve water efficiency by 33% by 2020. The BC Municipal Water Survey 2016 presents an overview of local water use, pricing, and metering coverage in the province of British Columbia. 

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Penny Gurstein Nominated for YWCA Award

SCARP Director and affordable housing advocate Penny Gurstein is nominated for a YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award in the Education, Training and Development category. 

"Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours extraordinary women leaders, while raising much-needed funds for YWCA programs and services that improve the lives of thousands of people each year across Metro Vancouver.


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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