Call for Nominations: SCARP Internal Awards - Due Monday, April 22nd at 11:59pm PST


Happy April SCARP students!

SCARP is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the SCARP Internal Awards! The application may be accessed at the following link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b2Bus9VPFIUcv3f.

We ask students to self-identify their eligibility for selected awards and submit the application in order to be considered. The SCARP Awards Committee will adjudicate the competition and winners will be notified in mid-May. Award amounts vary and typically range between $1,000 and $6,000.

If an award is only allocated to a certain program or cohort, there`s a note below the award description in italics. Aside from these caveats, please consider the awards open to currently registered SCARP students.

A summary of the awards is provided below.

Award applications and supporting documents are due Monday, April 22nd  at 11:59pm PST. This deadline is firm and the Awards Committee will not consider applications submitted past this deadline.

  1. Lawrence R. MUNROE Memorial Scholarship in Community and Regional Planning
    A scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by Diana L. Belhouse (BA 1947, LLB 1973), to honour the memory of her husband, Lawrence R. Munroe, P.Eng. (BASc, Civil Engineering 1946). The award is available to outstanding students in the School of Community and Regional Planning who are Canadian citizens and who majored in or received an undergraduate degree in geography or civil engineering from the University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria. Lawrence began his successful career in 1946 with the Vancouver Town Planning Commission until the creation of City of Vancouver Planning Department where he held the position of Associate Director of Planning, until his passing at 47 years of age in 1970. In honour of Lawrence's influence on the beautification of the City of Vancouver and lifetime work, preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an interest in urban design which focuses on the creation and retention of green space and enhances the beauty of cities or urban areas. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Community and Regional Planning, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  2. Brahm Wiesman Memorial Scholarship in Community and Regional Planning

Scholarships have been made available by an endowment created by Mrs. Madge Wiesman and augmented by colleagues and friends, in memory of her husband, Professor Brahm Wiesman. Professor Wiesman was the Director of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) for many years. The award is offered to students in the School of Community and Regional Planning for travel to the ‘Global South’, including indigenous communities, in order to advance their SCARP-related research. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Community and Regional Planning.
NB: Students participating in Planning Studios Abroad are not eligible for this scholarship

  1. PIBC Graduate Scholarship in Planning
    A scholarship is offered by the Planning Institute of British Columbia to a student who maintains high academic standing in Community and Regional Planning and exhibits leadership skills in student or community planning activities.  The award is made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
    NB: This award is open to graduating students in the MCRP only
  1. Becky Tarbotton Memorial Scholarship
    A scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by the Tarbotton family and friends in memory of Rebecca (Becky) Tarbotton, for a second-year graduate student in the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) in the Faculty of Applied Science who demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment in the fields of environmental and social justice. Becky was a vibrant and inspirational leader and visionary who graduated from SCARP and dedicated her career to protecting the environment and defending human rights. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Community and Regional Planning in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Becky Tarbotton's vision and leadership have been an inspiration to many and this scholarship is intended to support students who are inspired by Becky’s achievements and are able to craft a compelling vision for their work. For more information on Becky's life and accomplishments please go to http://beckytarbottonscholarship.org.

In addition to the application, applicants are required to submit a CV and essay (up to 1000 words) to grad.scarp@ubc.ca. The essay should articulate how the applicant's past experiences and achievements, and work at SCARP, exhibit a balanced emphasis on global and local social and environmental justice.

  • This award is open to First-Year MCRP student entering their second year.
  1. American Institute of Certified Planners Prize
    A certificate is offered by the American Institute of Certified Planners to an outstanding graduating student in Community & Regional Planning.
    NB: This award is open to MCRP students only.
  2. Real Estate Foundation Award in Community and Regional Planning
    The Real Estate Foundation offers an award to a graduate student in the School of Community & Regional Planning. It is awarded to a student who exhibits excellence in academic, professional and community activities in community planning and/or real property development, and is made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  3. CIP Student Award for Academic Excellence (non-monetary)
    The Canadian Institute of Planners Student Awards for Academic Excellence recognizes a student in each of the CIP recognized planning programs (undergraduate and graduate) across Canada who has achieved academic excellence. The award will consist of a certificate bearing the CIP seal, and a book prize. Eligibility for the award is limited to full-time student members of CIP, enrolled in planning programs recognized by CIP.
    NB: This award is open to MCRP students only
  • Ethiopian Transit Workers’ Association Award

The Ethiopian Transit Workers' Association Award is offered to a graduate student in the School of Community and Regional Planning who exhibits excellence in academic, professional and community activities and most of all who has a vision for sustainable public transit planning. The Ethiopian Transit Workers' Association is a non-profit organization whose members are employed with Translink's bus division and are engaged in community and youth empowerment programs and believe in building vibrant and sustainable community. This award is to support a student with strong interests and aptitudes enabling the promotion of transportation solutions that prioritize the linkages between walking, cycling, and public transit. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Community and Regional Planning and in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.                                                                                                                        

Please let me know if you have any further questions about this.

Best wishes,

Janet Lam 
Graduate Administrator
UBC Faculty of Applied Science | School of Community and Regional Planning
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
433 - 6333 Memorial Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 4422
grad.scarp@ubc.ca | @UBCscarp
http://www.scarp.ubc.ca

 

 

Monday, April 22, 2019