City Staff

City Staff

City of VancouverCity of Vancouver is one of CityStudio’s founding partners. We have a core team of City of Vancouver Advisors and have worked with over 150 staff across a range of departments and teams, including the Sustainability Group, Cultural Services, Planning, Engineering, Elections, Park Board and the Vancouver Economic Commission.

Collaborating with CityStudio

Do you work at the City of Vancouver? Looking for outside-the-box thinking? Students are a great resource in the city and we’d be happy to connect you with them through a CityStudio course. Key things to note:

  • Most CityStudio collaborations are in the fall (September to December) and spring (January to April).
  • Collaborations require a 10 hour commitment – more if the project is complex.
  • This includes a project scoping meeting, 3 term touch-points, attendance at HUBBUB and a final debrief.

CityStudio’s mission is to help any City staff move key priorities and work plans forward by increasing capacity through post-secondary collaborations. We bring youth innovation and creativity to support you with research, analysis, mapping, prototyping, engagement or design. CityStudio collaborations can also provide a great way of piloting and monitoring new ideas. Our commitment is to make your job easier and more impactful by coordinating and facilitating the collaboration. We have a multi-year service agreement with the City of Vancouver which allows staff to access our services at no cost to city departments.

We offer 3 different types of collaborations

Engagement Collaborations

Project Collaborations

Research Collaborations


  • 100+  students
  • Light touch assignment (1-3 weeks)
  • Students provide response / reflection on City question


  • 4 – 50 students
  • Semester long project
  • Students provide research and recommendations on city challenge


  • Master or PhD student (2+ semesters)
  • Students provide in depth research, methodology, data collection, analysis, and recommendations.


  • 4 hours staff time
  • 1 scoping meeting
  • 1 In class presentation
  • Thank you message


  • 10-12 hours staff time
  • 1 scoping meeting
  • 3 in class visits


  • 15 hours staff time
  • 1 scoping meeting
  • 3+ meetings

Stories of Belonging

Community Kelp

Bridging the Gap

How to get involved

  • Submit project idea or interest, use the complete our form button below
  • On-boarding meeting with CityStudio coordinator
  • CityStudio Coordinator will work with you to determine the optimal collaboration type for your needs
  • For general inquiries connect with the Program Coordination team at [email protected] 
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