Our Partner

The founding academic partner of CityStudio Vancouver, Simon Fraser University has been a key supporter and funder since 2011. Their total participation as of summer 2019 is as follows:

Students: 2,718
Projects: 346
Faculty: 107
Courses: 91

The original studio course was – and still is – provided through SFU’s Semester in Dialogue. The Semester in Dialogue at CityStudio program is a term-long immersive experience that provides students with the opportunity to co-create experimental projects in interdisciplinary teams. The course welcomes students from any participating institution.

Civic Innovation Change Lab is another SFU studio course provided in collaboration with RADIUS, Beedie School of Business and Semester in Dialogue. It was first offered spring 2018 and has returned for the spring 2019 term.

Each term we also match projects with a number of SFU courses on the Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey campuses.

See a list of current courses below or get in touch if you’d like CityStudio to work with your course.

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Current Courses

FALL 2019

IAT 486 – Directed Studies in Interactive Arts & Technology 
Soundwave of the future: what does a renewable city sound like?
Instructor: Mauricio Pauly
City lead: Chris Higgins
City goal: Climate Leadership (GCAP)

REM 363 – Building Sustainable Food Systems 
Various related to food waste
Instructor: Tammara Soma
City lead: Erin Nichols
City goal: Zero Waste (GCAP)

SA 402 – Turning Ideas into Action
Inclusive youth engage with the City-wide Plan
Instructor: Bascom Guffin
City lead: Jason Hsieh

See all past SFU courses.