Our Projects

  • 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

    Seeing Green

    Seeing Green will connect Vancouver's citizens through a map and education-based app. Our investment in education creates opportunities for community stewardship. Seeing Green will be the city's go-to resource for green infrastructure education and support the creation and maintenance in Vancouver.

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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

    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

    Community Kelp

    This is a communication project that aims to interpret the positive economical and ecological effects that kelp aquaculture has locally. The way this is achieved is by exhibiting kelp gardens, creating educational panels and collaborating with other communities that share our goals to spark curiosity and action in the general public to find local creative methods to mitigate ocean acidification.

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    Metro Vancouver

    2013 LFAP: Local Food Action Plan Literature Review

    Students from UBC present their literature review for the Vancouver Park Board and CityStudio Vancouver. The question we focused on was how should urban gardens be planned to decolonize and provide a safe space for Indigenous communities?

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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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  • Cultivate Inclusivity
    Connecting employment agencies with employers to uplift individuals that face barriers to employment
    Neighbourhood Clubhouse
    Climate Influx
    Shared Boundaries
    StudyHubble (Study, Connect, Socialize)
    The Success of Pacific Herring Net Deployment in False Creek
    Jericho Beach Gold Rush – Pursuit of the elusive forage fish
    Expanding Leisure
    Boardwalk and the Beast: A Case Study in Assessing Park Health
    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.
    Kitsilano
    Discover Kitsilano Walking Tour
    A walking tour showcasing neighborhood resilience to new-comers.
    Metro Vancouver
    Macrame Salon
    A social enterprise beauty salon designed to empower immigrant beauticians.