SCARP graduates begin the next step in their journey

Savonnaé, in regalia holding flowers and diploma, in front of SCARP logo
Another SCARP cohort crowds into a selfie
As May turns into June this 2023, our graduates join almost 400,000 UBC alumni in over 150 countries. As for SCARP graduates in particular, there are countless pursuits, quests, and ideas 'SCARPees' have undertaken with their newly mastered tools, frameworks, and proven expertise. 

A word to our graduates:

SCARP's vision is Knowledge in action - planning in partnership. You have learned, in your time in our classrooms and in your community partnerships, what it truly means to actualise what you learn for the benefit of the greater world around you, and to partner with every community your plans may affect.

Now, we bestow onto you the motto of the entire University: Tuum Est (“It is Yours”). With lessons learned about how to hold the power of knowledge gracefully and act on it kindly, what you have gained here truly is yours and can never be taken from you. 

We're celebrating...

From our MCRP Program:

Steven Brown 
Sophia Elliott 
Roraigh Falkner 
Stephen Jordan
Nathan Leong 
Benjamin Mumford 
Trey Schiefelbein 
Derrick Teo

From our Research Masters Program:

Savonnaé Street

Some words from a few of our graduates

Roraigh, smiling in T-shirt

Roraigh Falkner

ICP Practicum project
Soul-food planning: 
Food as a bridge to building connections

"At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back."

Savonnae, in front of backdrop

Savonnaé Street

Where Does Equity Fit? 
An evaluation of municipal plans in mid-sized cities in Ontario, Canada

"My time at SCARP has been filled with so much growth! I am incredibly thankful to all the professors and scholars I have met along the way that have challenged me and built me up. 

Congratulations to all the SCARP graduates. I can't wait to see all the amazing things you accomplish."

Derrick, wearing nametag, on night he presented his Studio Project

Derrick Teo

Studio Project:

Paving the way for an equity strategy
An evaluation of municipal plans in mid-sized cities in Ontario, Canada

"I'm really proud to have been on this journey with this talented, passionate and warm group of planners who're definitely set for big things. It's been a great experience in this programme exploring the questions of why we plan and who we plan for, and at this point in my career it gives me good context and a wider horizon to make my next steps. Onwards and upwards!"

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