Planning Students Association

The Planning Students Association (PSA) student council, run and elected by students to foster community and dialogue within SCARP. 

Representatives are elected for one-year terms, from January to December. PSA is registered with the American Planning Association.

What PSA does for SCARP students


  • To promote the well-being of students
  • To assist students in developing professional and personal skills
  • To act on behalf of students on issues of concern


  • Initiate and support various student projects
  • Organize social events
  • Represent SCARP students in professional planning organizations, UBC's Alma Mater & Graduate Student Societies and decision-making processes like the selection of new faculty.

2023 PSA officers

  • President: Willow Cabral
  • Vice President: Alex Heilmann
  • Treasurer: Analisa Ruiz
  • Orientation Coordinators: Caroline Dunaux and Molly Barkowsky
  • Professional Development Coordinator: Riva Siddiqui
  • External Relations Coordinator: Rudrasen Amol Sheorey
  • Graduate Student Society Representative: Simarjeet Nagpal
  • PIBC Representative: Maya Korbynn

More information

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