The founding academic partner of CityStudio Vancouver, Simon Fraser University has been a key supporter and funder since 2011. Their total participation as of Fall 2023 is as follows:

Students: 4203
Projects: 1072
Faculty: 174
Courses: 151

Each term, our Program Coordinators match projects with a number of SFU courses on the Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey campuses. 

The original CityStudio course was provided through SFU’s Semester in Dialogue, and ran until fall 2020. The Semester in Dialogue at CityStudio program was a semester-long immersive experience that provided students with the opportunity to co-create experimental projects in interdisciplinary teams. 

Civic Innovation Change Lab was another SFU studio course provided in collaboration with RADIUS SFU, Beedie School of Business, and Semester in Dialogue.

If you’d like to learn more about current CityStudio courses, get in touch with our Program Coordination team.

Current Courses


GERO 840 – Special Topics in Gerentology
Instructors: Andrew Almas
City Leads: Joey Chiu, Ross McFarland, and Danica Stadecke

EVSC 400  –Environmental Science Capstone 
Instructors: Anna Hippmann 
City Leads: Bonny Brokenshire and Angela Crampton

PLAN 408 – Environmental Planning
Instructor: Andréanne Doyon
City Leads: Julie MacManus

See all past SFU courses.