Equitable Cities: a UBC webinar

Alumni UBC will be hosting a webinar at the end of September for all alumni and friends on the topic of equitable cities.

We're excited to announce one of the panelists will be SCARP alumni Stella Zhou, MCRP graduate of the class of 2019! Stella is reportedly happy for this opportunity as it not only aligns with her research focus at SCARP, but also her current work in community-driven public art and creative placemaking. 

The program will be 75 minutes, and will consist of 3-4 experts, in a moderated discussion with all speakers, and questions from the audience. Details below:

Equitable Cities – how do we make our cities more equitable and inclusive?

As cities swell with ever-expanding and diverse populations, social and economic problems are accompanying that growth. From urban design to democratizing civic planning, how can cities ensure that all citizens have equitable access to services and a better quality of life, strengthen connections, and develop a sense of belonging?
Find out what can be done at this moderated webinar featuring four experts who will discuss how to address these pressing issues and why they are so important.




Dr. Laila Ferreira, PhD’11 (she/her/hers) – Assistant Professor of Teaching, UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media


  • Stella Zhou, SCARP alumDr. Jennifer Baumbusch, BSN’96, PhD’08 (she/her/hers) – Professor, CIHR Chair in Sex and Gender Science, UBC School of Nursing
  • Oludolapo Makinde, LLM’19 (she/her/hers) – Doctoral Candidate, Peter A. Allard School of Law and Liu Scholar at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
  • Kamala Todd, BA’94, MA’99 (she/her/hers) – Adjunct Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC Faculty of Applied Science, Adjunct Professor, Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University and Director of Indigenous City Media
  • Stella Zhou, BA’17, MCRP’19 (she/her/hers) – Agency Associate, STEPS Public Art and Research Associate, Monument Lab



Stella Zhou, SCARP alum

More information / register

Wednesday, September 28, 2022