News and Features

    The Canadian Press interviewed Penny Gurstein, the director of the Centre for Human Settlements within UBC’s school of community and regional planning, about temporary shelter for refugees and asylum seekers. She discussed how the central issue is a lack of affordable housing in regions with employment and language services for new immigrants. The CP...
SCARP Post Doctoral Fellow, Oscar Zapata has looked into the question of faith in the face of natural disasters, his findings are perhaps not quite what we would have expected. Read Lou Corpuz-Bosshart's story about Oscar's research.   Media coverage of Oscar's research includes the following stories: Global:
SCARP graduates gather with UBC President Santa Ono to celebrate the completion of their degrees.
SCARP unveils first digital archive of Habitat conferences On May 31, SCARP will launch the first comprehensive digital archive of the Habitat conferences—the landmark United Nations-led events that focus on housing and sustainable urban development.The archive offers a rich and historically significant collection of audiovisual materials and documents from Habitat I and II, held in 1976 and...
SCARP's Penny Gurstein has been appointed to the BC Housing Board of Commissioners, a provincial body that oversees policy implementation and provides strategic guidance to BC Housing, to help deliver on government’s plan for housing affordability and fairness. The full announcement from the BC government can be found here.