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      A Big Congratulations to our PhD candidate Khadija Anjum for winning the Vanier Canada Graduate Fellowship Award!   Twenty-one doctoral students at UBC have received a Vanier Canada Graduate Fellowship, and three postdoctoral fellows have received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The announcement was made on June 18, 2020. Across Canada, 168...
    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...
Congratulations SCARP 2020 Graduates!   As you move onward in the midst of global change, one thing has not, your potential congratulations to the SCARP class of 2020   Jacopo Miro – PhD Graduate Supervisor: Professor Leonie Sandercock Thesis: Suburban (Dis)Advantage: Views of Suburban Life from Low-Income Immigrants in Surrey, BC  ...
  SCARP Professor Penny Gurstein and collaborator Carolyn Whitzman call for more equitable housing policy and shared their views in Q & A   As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, it’s highlighting unique pressures on certain groups like Canada’s seniors, Indigenous communities, and people experiencing homelessness. UBC housing expert Penny Gurstein, a professor in the...
SCARP Student Kevin Luzong gives his contribution to the UBC/Rogers Smart Cities Ideation Challenge on how 5G and other technologies could be used to address real-world municipal problems identified by the City of Kelowna.     CREATING A SMARTER CITY FROM HOME Physical distancing due to COVID-19 poses many new challenges for us as a society. But these challenges also...

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