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: 3,010
Projects: 412
Faculty: 120
Courses: 102

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.

Featured School Projects
7 Symbols of Granville

7 Symbols of Granville

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Cultivate Inclusivity

Cultivate Inclusivity

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Current Courses

FALL 2020

Semester in Dialogue – Department in Living
Instructors: Janet Moore, Adrian Sinclair, Holly Schmidt
City Leads: Stina Hanson
City Strategy: Vancouver Plan

REM 381 – Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases
How can the City measure equity in its CEAP in a way that is rooted in data, but does not reduce equity to metrics/still provides nuance and narrative?
Instructors: Andreanne Doyon
City Leads: Marga Pacis
City Strategy: Climate Emergency Action Plan

GERO 301 – Research Methods in Gerontology
Instructors: Theodore Cosco
City Leads: Eric Kowalski
City Strategy: Healthy City for All

IAT 359 – Mobile Computing
How can an app or interactive map can help to educate Vancouver residents about Green Infrastructure throughout the City and engage them in volunteer and stewardship activities?
Instructors: Helmine Serban
City Leads: Eva Li


See all past SFU courses.