Langara College, UBC, and SFU students awarded top prizes at HUBBUB #13

VANCOUVER, BC – Four innovative student projects created in partnership through CityStudio Vancouver this term were recognized at HUBBUB #13 on Friday, December 6th. The semi-annual event held at City Hall showcased twenty experimental projects created by students together with City of Vancouver staff to address key priorities and challenges in the city.

A panel of judges selected the top three projects and the audience voted for its favourite:

FIRST PLACE: “I Wish Vancouver” 

Langara College, Integrated Marketing and Communications (MARK 2400)

An online platform where youth can express what city issues matter most to them.

SECOND PLACE: “Soundscape of a Renewable Future” 

SFU, Directed Studies in Interactive Arts & Technology (CA 400)

A sound installation featuring sounds of a renewable city.

THIRD PLACE: “The Lounge” 

UBC, City Making (PLAN 211)

Main Alley activation that provides the Mount Pleasant community a safe space to relax, interact, and connect in an urban setting.

Attendees of the event are given five buttons that they use to vote for their favourite projects. One project is recognized as is recognized as the audience’s choice:


Langara College, Environmental Problems and Solutions (ENVS 2100)

Strategies to bring awareness about the VPD’s bike recovery service, Garage 529, and increase bike registration among high school students. 

All projects at HUBBUB #13 were unique collaborations between City of Vancouver staff, faculty and students from SFU, UBC, BCIT, Langara College and Emily Carr University matched and facilitated by CityStudio Vancouver. All classes work towards creating and launching experimental projects during the term.

Deputy Mayor Michael Wiebe shared inspiring words of welcome with those in attendance, emphasizing the importance of youth voices in shaping the future of the city particularly as the city has launched Planning Vancouver Together. The charismatic Tobin Postma, from the City Manager’s office emceed the event.

HUBBUBs are being held across Canada and beyond! They take place every fall and spring at local city halls of the 12 and counting CityStudios within the Network. In Vancouver, over 200 students, City of Vancouver staff, faculty and community members attended this term’s event. 


Stay tuned, projects will be shared online in the new year!