CityStudio Vancouver is a collaboration uniting the city’s public post-secondary institutions in the vision for a more sustainable, liveable and joyful city. We also provide students with a unique, hands-on opportunity to develop real projects, gain employable skills and widen professional networks.

CityStudio’s founding academic partner, Simon Fraser University (SFU), is joined by University of British Columbia (UBC), Langara College, and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Work with Us

Do you teach an experiential or projects-based course and want to connect your students with real-world challenges? Take a look at our What is CityStudio? resource for faculty members and fill out our Collaboration Form if you’re interested in work together. 

CityStudio’s mission is to assist any faculty member from our partner schools — SFU, BCIT, Langara College and UBC — to integrate an experiential learning, city-building project into your course. We bring engaging project ideas from City of Vancouver staff that require students to apply the research, analysis, mapping, prototyping, engagement or design skills they are learning in their course, to a current and local challenge in Vancouver. Our commitment is to make your job easier and more impactful by coordinating and facilitating the collaboration. Our collaboration model is customizable (see table below) to support collaborations that align well with course needs and learning objectives. We work in the spirit of co-creation and all our collaborations are for public good and shared for amplification (link to project list?).