Students and Student Life

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Who joins SCARP?

Students join SCARP from across Canada and around the world.

Our student population represents dozens of nationalities, each with their own wealth of regional knowledge and context. 
We celebrate this diversity not just because the field of planning depends on a broad spectrum of perspectives but because a subject addressing global problems and inclusive solutions cannot thrive or fulfil its mission without an inclusive and welcoming conversation. 

You have our support!

Above and beyond SCARP’s facilities and support structure, there are a myriad of ways to help you hit the ground running:

UBC Student Services

We've just named a few. Check out this treasure trove of resources, advice, and tools.

Touch base with UBC's Centre for Student Involvement & Careers

The Centre organizes workshops, events, and programs for students in job search, networking, research, and more. They support you from your first day until after graduation, through orientation, peer mentoring, access/connection to workplace learning/mentoring/volunteer opportunities, and advising on career options.

Become a student member of the Planning Institute of BC

Membership in PIBC during your SCARP days is an opportunity to get connected in the planning profession, network with established practitioners, take advantage of services and benefits, and build your future planning career.

Career Resources for Grad Students

Grad students can access advising, tools, and resources about your career development, through their degree and one year after graduation. This support resource can help you hone your skills, realise your interests, and resolve what you care about and how you show up in the world.

About mental well-being 


As a SCARP student you:

  • Are part of your own Planning Students Association
  • Are represented on School committees, as well as the Council of the provincial professional association of planners (the Planning Institute of BC)
  • As a student body participate in local, national, and international conferences and sponsor many academic and social activities
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