SFU, UBC students recognized for innovative projects at HUBBUB #12

VANCOUVER, BC – Four innovative student projects created through CityStudio Vancouver this term were recognized at HUBBUB #12 on Friday, April 5. The semi-annual event held at City Hall showcased eighteen experimental projects created by students together with City of Vancouver staff to address key priorities and challenges in the city.

A panel of judges awarded the top three projects:

  1. Macrame Salon (SFU Civic Innovation Change Lab)
    A social enterprise empowering immigrant beauticians to grow their home-based businesses in a commercial space.

  2. Street Seats (SFU Civic Innovation Change Lab)
    Providing businesses with an affordable parklet template to foster community connections.

  3. Building for Biodiversity (UBC ENVR 400)
    Shoreline design recommendations to support biodiversity in False Creek.

One project was also recognized with a People’s Choice Award, as voted for by the audience:

  • Snapshot of Inclusivity (SFU Semester in Dialogue)
    Community activation exploring the inclusivity of public spaces in Vancouver.

All projects at HUBBUB #12 were created as part of CityStudio, a unique collaboration matching City of Vancouver staff with students from SFU, UBC, BCIT, Langara College and Emily Carr University to create and launch experimental projects during the term.

Deputy Mayor Christine Boyle shared inspiring words of welcome with those in attendance, emphasizing the importance of youth voices particularly as the city begins the process of developing a city-wide plan. Angela Danyluk of the City’s Sustainability Team emceed the event.

HUBBUB takes place at City Hall every spring and fall organized by CityStudio. Over 200 students, City of Vancouver staff, faculty and community members attended this year’s event.