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Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach

April 6, 2018 – 11:07 am | Comments Off0 views

Olga Shcherbyna, along with Nora Angeles and John Foster, co-authored a chapter in a new Canadian planning textbook which brings together a collection of essays and studies covering a wide array of planning topics. Edited by Ren …

UBC Geography department unable to release neighbourhood-specific data on investor-class immigrants

March 15, 2015 – 4:11 pm | 1,752 views

Richmond’s planning committee has asked city staff to “provide council with data related to overseas buyers of property in the city,” according to a referral.
However, the Richmond News has learned municipal data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada …

Chinese only signs in Richmond: city-run workshop

March 14, 2015 – 4:14 pm | 1,932 views

About 150 Richmond’s residents took part in a city-run workshop on March 12, 2015 at the UBC Boathouse. Chinese only signs have long been a subject of contaversy in Richmond. Participants discuss how foreign signs …

Immigration: Is big money paying off?

February 28, 2015 – 7:42 am | 1,566 views

Refugee immigrants are reporting higher incomes to the Canada Revenue Agency than investor-class immigrants, according to data compiled by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
Furthermore, the rate of investor immigrants reporting any income whatsoever is far …

Serving Immigrants with Equity or Equality? Important Conversations at the Richmond Diversity Symposium

January 31, 2015 – 3:15 pm | 1,046 views

On January 30, 2015, Michael and I conducted a one-hour workshop on Cultural Competencies at the Diversity Symposium organized by The City of Richmond. Over 45 city staff and staff from organizations serving immigrants attended …