UBC will be offering a new program in Indigenous Community Planning, supported by a grant of $316,723 from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. The program will be a specialization in the masters degree in planning in the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) and has been jointly designed with the Musqueam Nation.
This initiative will offer students cross-cultural skills, community participation techniques, strategic planning for sustainable community economic development, and a solid grounding in ethics as well as Aboriginal law and governance. It seeks to empower Indigenous communities and community planners with the skills, capacity and knowledge to meet growing demands for consultation and planning. Applications for the program — which will start in the fall of 2012 — close on Dec. 2, 2011. For more information, visit: http://www.scarp.ubc.ca/