Our Projects

  • Vancouver

    Sending Smiles

    A Volunteer Opportunity for Youth to Help Alleviate Loneliness among Older Adults

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    Vancouver

    Walkable Communities

    This project helped the City of Vancouver gain an understanding of what a “walkable community” means from the perspective of Millennials ages 20-34, and identified key aspects of such communities that should be incorporated into its ‘Vancouver Plan’. By 2030, The City of Vancouver hopes 90% of people are living within an easy walk and roll of their daily needs.

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    Metro Vancouver

    VanCityNeeds

    A glowing, visually stimulating installation which uses a QR code decal to connect participants with an online survey. Our aim is to engage youth between the ages of 18 and 25, and to find out what they need in order for the city to feel complete, connected, and culturally vibrant.

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    Vancouver

    VanCanPlan Scavenger Hunt

    We “VanCanPlan”-ed an interactive scavenger hunt and engagement tool that fosters community connections amongst youth while gaining insight on youth opinions. Scavenger hunt locations introduce participants to local businesses or organizations within their community. Participants then fill in a short survey about resiliency and emergency preparedness to unlock clues to the next location and are entered in a prize draw.

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    Vancouver

    Stories of Victoria-Fraserview

    A visual storytelling project that aims to amplify Victoria-Fraserview residents’ lived experiences through mural and street art. Our group of UBC graduate students are working alongside Wendy Mendes (CoV), Zahra Esmail (SVNH), and other city planners, community programmers, and artists to make it happen.

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    Vancouver

    Shield Your Community

    To develop an integrated marketing campaign for 529 Garage that builds brand awareness and recognition. Our task was to create an overall theme, design creative campaign elements and develop media recommendations.

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    Vancouver

    Roots to Resilience: A Community Engagement Framework

    Our framework outlines an engagement process for building ongoing, trust-based relationships with the public. We propose a user experience linking actions and emotions for Green Infrastructure projects. Our vision is to empower residents to advocate for future GI and stronger climate policies.

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    Vancouver

    Reasonably Radical

    A Climate Change Education Podcast is a new form of professional development for our increasingly uncertain world - one that is honest, urgent, hopeful, and above all, radical! This podcast will help all educators see themselves as climate change educators. Join us!

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    Metro Vancouver

    Project Tenantable Tents

    Homeless persons deserve a dignified and habitable living experience in their transition out of temporary living arrangements, such as tent cities. With COVID-19 prevention in mind, Project Tenantable Tents aims to provide basic living amenities to improve sanitation and habitability for the growing Strathcona Park Tent City, while the City of Vancouver works to house campers in more permanent accommodations.

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    Metro Vancouver

    MyCityMyPark

    MyCityMyPark is an engagement initiative aiming to address the gap between youth voices, and parks in Vancouver. Our goal is to support the Vancouver Plan by promoting equity in the City. We created a platform that inspires youth to voice their vision for parks. This is your City. They're your parks.

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    Vancouver

    FridgeShare: Community Fridges For People to Exchange Food For Free

    FridgeShare exists to address food insecurity and food waste through mutual-aid. A FridgeShare is a community fridge for people to share excess food with those in need. People take what they need or leave what they can, while supporting collective solutions for food insecurity and food waste in our city.

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    Metro Vancouver

    FoodWhere?

    FoodWhere? centres on data from food assets for the Latin American community in Vancouver. We used an environmental scan to analyze online information. We found several information gaps and a lack of food assets which might intensify the food insecurity of this community, in Vancouver.

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    Vancouver

    Exploring our Roles

    Exploring our Roles is an online conversation club for newcomers to look at the topics of colonization, reconciliation, and systemic racism. In this conversation club, we emphasized that we all have a role and responsibility to play in taking meaningful action towards reconciliation.

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    Vancouver

    Expanding Mobility: Equity in Active Transportation

    Equity in active transportation means improving the quality of life of community members by increasing their opportunities to access life-enriching activities through high-quality routes and active transportation options. By using our suggested unbiased census and survey metrics, it’s possible to identity inequity and enact initiatives that can then be measured to ensure efficiency.

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    Vancouver

    Drain Forest

    Drain Forest: a structure to decrease leaf clogging of Vancouver drains.

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    Renfrew-Collingwood, Vancouver

    Equity in Leisure Accessibility

    Expand options, market awareness and remove barriers to increase leisure access use and achieve equity in the widening gap between income and affordability.

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    Metro Vancouver

    Macrame Salon

    A social enterprise beauty salon designed to empower immigrant beauticians.

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    The Lauren

    Ask Lauren

    Community concierge pilot project creating vertical communities in apartment buildings.

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  • Cultivate Inclusivity
    Connecting employment agencies with employers to uplift individuals that face barriers to employment
    Climate Influx
    Sunset Solutions – Tree Planting, Care & Retention
    False Creek Water Quality
    StudyHubble (Study, Connect, Socialize)
    Expanding Leisure
    Vancouver
    Drain Forest
    Drain Forest: a structure to decrease leaf clogging of Vancouver drains.
    Metro Vancouver
    I Wish Vancouver
    A platform where youth can express what city issues matter to them.
    Metro Vancouver
    LAP – WHAT? HOW? WHY? ENJOY!
    A non-digital marketing strategy to increase awareness and engagement of the Leisure Access Program.
    CycLLIST
    Reducing bike theft one cyclist at a time.
    Global
    A Taste of Home
    How intergenerational practices of food and culture preservation reduces food waste.
    Renfrew-Collingwood, Vancouver
    Equity in Leisure Accessibility
    Expand options, market awareness and remove barriers to increase leisure access use and achieve equity in the widening gap between income and affordability.
    Vancouver
    Stop! Look! Listen!
    This project is a collaboration- and project-based approach to digital media production.
    Vancouver
    Be Smart with Sharps
    Research and recommendations for a safe sharp disposal education campaign.
    Metro Vancouver
    Macrame Salon
    A social enterprise beauty salon designed to empower immigrant beauticians.
    Marine Gateway
    A Home for Everyone: The Densifiers
    Using mental mapping to create positive notions of high density living.
    Vancouver & Beyond
    529 Garage Short Films
    Short films in support of the 529 Garage bike recovery service.
    Skytrain Stations
    BlueBox
    Unboxing the stigma around mental health.
    The Lauren
    Ask Lauren
    Community concierge pilot project creating vertical communities in apartment buildings.
    Woodwards & Science World
    BikeLab: Bike Repair Stations
    Bringing bike repair stations to the streets of Vancouver.