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.

New undergrad course on Smart Cities January 2019

Cities are being repaidly transformed by information technology and socio-economic innovation. This is led by a massive growth in citizen generated data and the internet of things.

PLAN 341 "Smart Cities: Concepts, Methods and Design" will explore emerging theorgy, methods and framworks for understanding the field of "Smart Cities.

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Jordan Konyk, a master’s student in the School of Community and Regional Planning, and his two teammates — Narayan Gopinathan, a master’s student at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, and Denby McDonnell, a master’s student in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs — have won the UBC World’s Challenge Challenge.

Hosted by the UBC Global Lounge, the Challenge required six team finalists to present their unique solution to a global challenge of their choosing before a panel of judges (one of whom was CHBE and BME assistant professor Vikram Yadav). Konyk’s team decided to tackle household pollution caused by stoves, which, according to the World...

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