Renée Smith (McMillen)

Communication and Engagement Coordinator

Renee Smith is CityStudio Vancouver’s Communication and Engagement Coordinator. She leads CityStudio’s communication operations, social media and design, and offers collaborative support with the Program Coordination team for events such as  Lunch and Learns, Idea Jams and HUBBUB, CityStudio Vancouver’s bi-annual project showcase at city hall.

Renee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Dialogue from Simon Fraser University (SFU), and certificates in Technical Web Development and Design Essentials from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She is no stranger to the CityStudio way or in experiential learning. She is an alumna of both SFU’s Semester in Dialogue at CityStudio Vancouver and the Civic Innovation Change Lab hosted by RADIUS SFU and the Beedie School of Business. In HUBBUB 11 and 12, her team projects placed second and third place for her projects Street Seats and Student Food Network.

She is passionate about social innovation, especially as it intersects with education, civic engagement and sustainability. In her free time, Renee can be found exploring trails in the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan or on a patio with friends enjoying local craft beers and ciders.