After many months of review, we have made the difficult decision to close the Centre for Cultural Planning and Development, and discontinue the associated UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning, effective August 31, 2019. Student enrolments required to sustain a program of this kind have been falling short for some time.
We have ceased offering courses and workshops, and all students working toward the Certificate have now completed their studies. Over the past seven years, more than 1,700 students participated in our online courses and workshops. Fifty-eight students graduated with the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning. We have received many messages about how the program has benefitted students’ professional and personal lives, and appreciate the support, feedback and contributions from our students, instructors and greater cultural planning community.