Our Partner

A founding member of CityStudio Vancouver, Simon Fraser University has been a key academic partner, supporter and funder since 2011. Their total participation as of Fall 2017 is as follows:

Students: 2070
Projects: 163
Faculty: 60
Courses: 64

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

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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Spring 2018 Courses

Civic Innovation Change Lab
Creating impactful social innovations around the theme of Urban Economic Resilience.
Partners: RADIUS, Beedie School of Business, SFU Semester in Dialogue
Instructors: Tara Mahoney and Jeremy Stone
City lead: TBC
City goal: Healthy City

CMNS 323W – Cultural Dimensions in Advertising
Activating vacant commercial storefronts
Instructor: Jody Baker
City lead: David Lewis
City goal: Being and Feeling Safe and Included (Healthy City)

CMNS 432 – Political Communication, Public Opinion, Political Marketing
Voter engagement pop-up events
Instructor: Daniel Ahadi
City lead: Paul Hendren
City goal: Cultivating Connections (Healthy City)

CMNS 362 – Evaluation Methods for Applied Communication Research
Voter awareness tools
Instructor: Daniel Ahadi
City lead: Jhennifer Pabillano
City goal: Cultivating Connections (Healthy City)