Breaking Bread is a project from the TRU Students’ Union that connects students with community leaders through small group discussions around shared topics of interest.

On February 25, 2021 the Union hosted Dr. Leonie Sandercock for a virtual discussion on Indigenous Planning. Dr. Sandercock is part of designing and delivering the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) concentration within UBC’s Master of Community and Regional Planning. The curriculum for this program is delivered in partnership with the Musqueam Indian Band and only admits approximately 10 students per year.

Questions considered by the group included:

  • Community planning as a tool for self-determination
  • Ways in which indigenous communities are expanding community planning
  • Challenges to successful community planning
  • The inclusion of indigenous voices in broader regional and urban planning processes
  • As well as other topic areas

If you are interested in being a part of a future discussion, let us know at We’re also happy to hear from you if you have a great idea for a discussion topic or community leader to get in touch with.