Weekly Digest

The School of Community and Regional Planning compiles this digest of emails received by the main office about events, scholarships, workshops, etc. and sends it out once a week to reduce the number of emails sent to the mailing list. Please send your events and announcements to penny.mullen@ubc.ca for inclusion in the weekly digest.

SCARP Dates & Deadlines

This week's updates: (Click on the heading for more information)


A new on-line course soon to be offered through the University of British Columbia edX, “Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs” is taught by Jonathan Barnett and SCARP Distinguished Practice Professor, Larry Beasley.

Presentations of student work and celebrations of our partnerships.


This position involves researching, analyzing and developing options and communicating those options using graphics, to improve the understanding of a variety of land use planning and community development issues.

We’re looking for a Planning co-op student for 4 month full time from May 1-Aug 31/17 potentially with a 2 month extension or part-time from Sept 1-Dec 31/17. 

There are six positions available with UBC Campus and Community Planning, some of which could work as internships for SCARP students.

A summer internship opportunity for UBC students who are planning to return to their studies in Sept 2017. Applications close Monday 10 April.

Calgary Urban Systems planning practice is currently looking to add a Planning Student to their team for a 4-month summer work term starting May 1, 2017.  

The Islands Trust is seeking a co-op/intern student planner for the summer of 2017. 

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Policy & Programming, Freight Policy & Planning Intern


You’re invited to provide your input on UBC’s next strategic plan and help shape our future priorities.

A survey on the perceptions of the new feather friendly film on Beaty Biodiversity Museum that prevents bird collisions with glass

This public event aims to raise awareness of Pacific herring’s role in BC marine ecosystems, aboriginal communities, and commercial fisheries.

Whose water? Challenges and complexities in wastewater reuse in peri-urban Bangalore, India

Statistics VI: Introduction to Mixed Effects Models, PhDs Go Public this week, Graduate Wellness Peer Workshops - How to Help a Friend.

The Development Permit Board has the responsibility to review and approve non-institutional development proposals in UBC’s Vancouver campus neighbourhoods.

I am Albina, a UBC student organizing interdisciplinary roundtables on the "Face of Modern Capitalism" this year at UBC with the support of Dr. David Silver (please see Ubyssey for media coverage). Our fourth and final roundtable for this year will be on "Borders in the 21st Century: Growing White Nationalism Amidst Rising Economic Inequality" happening on March 23rd (Thursday) from 5 to 7 pm at UBC (Henry Angus 9/F). We would love to invite faculty and students from your department to join us in this important and timely discussion, as prof. Angeles will be speaking at the event.

Dr. Jennifer Robinson is a Larry Bell visiting professor in urban geography.

UBC Library Research Commons March newsletter.

The fourth annual Water Environment Student Talks (WEST), a water conference for students and young professionals in the Pacific Northwest.

Rethinking the City in Time: Futuristic promises of a cosmopolitan planetary urbanization ignore crucial interconnections of present, past, and future -- intensifying the trenchant ecological and social challenges of an ever-expanding urban “ecological footprint” upon earth’s degraded environment, and the troubling growth of social inequality and marginality among the world’s urban dwellers. These issues are prevalent even among the most reputedly ‘successful’ and ‘advanced’ cities and societies, such as London, Amsterdam, Singapore, and (within the “Cascadia” bioregion), Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver.

External Events

This is a free event and you can register for any or all three days of the symposium.

The 2008 Cultural Heritage Grant Fund was established to annually offer young Canadian students, researchers and professionals involved in the conservation of our cultural heritage one or more grants to enable them to continue their studies, research or develop their skills in a recognized institution located outside their province of origin.

Innovative Association of Academia and Governance for Disaster Risk Reduction

Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), former Wall Street economist turned critic, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and author of J is for Junk Economics (2017), Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), amongst many others.

Understanding Risk Symposium to explore place-based strategies that will promote disaster resilience in the Georgia Basin region of southwest British Columbia.

Be part of SFU's Next-Generation Transportation webinar series and learn about interesting developments happening from Montréal to Medellín and across Europe. All webinars are free, but you must reserve in advance.

2017 BC Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference, Showcase of Products and AGM

Jane's Walk is about sharing the stories that bring communities together. Join us on May 5th, 6th, and 7th to celebrate Jane Jacobs' legacy by leading a walk. 

The University of Bonn would like to invite graduate and postgraduate students from your university to a Summer School on Development Policy in Bonn.

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship supports graduate students working on BC based research projects that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives. 

Organized by the Joint Graduate Program of Communication and Culture at Ryerson University and York University, Intersections | Cross-sections invites submissions of academic and creative contributions for its annual conference and art exhibition.

The 3rd annual RED Talks (real estate development) is on March 30th at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Job Postings

The focus of the work will be on climate adaptation, looking specifically at urban heat island impacts and solutions, as well as some support for our sea level rise planning efforts.

Working primarily in project coordination, the successful candidate will play a role in creating and coordinating applied sustainability projects aimed at integrating Academia and Operations in enhancing the sustainability of the UBC campus.

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability has three summer jobs that will be of interest to SCARP students.

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, India announces their 2017-18 Research and Teaching Fellowship.