News and Features

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...
SCARP offers planning courses for international students, along with activities around Vancouver and accommodation at UBC residences. Go to the Vancouver Summer Program website for updated details about summer 2019!
B.C. tourism operators fear damage to industry after two summers of smoke and wildfire SCARP PhD student Jeremy Stone was quoted in a Globe and Mail article about the effect of wildfires on the tourism industry. Stone, who has researched the economic resilience of businesses to disaster, said that damage to B.C.’s brand could be costly. Globe and Mail Sun Sep 30 2018 By: Dan Healing...
Vancouver neighbourhood back on the rails The Globe and Mail ran a story about Railtown, an area of Vancouver that appears to be undergoing a redevelopment boom. However, the efforts to make Railtown a design and tech hub are “too little, too late,” says Tom Hutton, a University of British Columbia planning professor. Hutton says that a city planning policy in the mid-1980s generated an...
Dr. Leonie Sandercock, director of SCARP's Indigenous Community Planning program, received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant to finance the development of the story and the screenplay for the first feature length film done entirely in the Haida language. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 8, 2018 and will be screened at the Vancouver Film...

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