Our Partner

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a key academic partner, supporter and funder. Their total participation as of Fall 2017 is as follows:

Students: 1237
Projects: 126
Faculty: 85
Courses: 68

Since our launch in 2011, students from a number of UBC faculties have participated in the Semester at CityStudio program, a semester-long immersive experience that provides students with the opportunity to co-create experimental projects with interdisciplinary teams. The course runs for one term, Monday through Friday.

Each term we also match projects with a number of campus courses and have been working with the Faculty of Education’s Masters of Education for Sustainability program since 2015.

See a list of current courses below or get in touch if you’d like CityStudio to work with your course.

Featured School Projects
Imagination Zone

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Spring 2018 Courses

ENVR 400 – Environmental Capstone
Projects include seabirds study of blue heron habitat in Kitsilano and rockweed study in Southeast False Creek.

Instructor: Tara Ivanochko and Michael Lipsen
City lead: Angela Danyluk and Nick Page
City goal area: Access to Nature, Clean Water (GCAP)

LFS 350 – Land, Food and Community II
Reducing single use items.

Instructor: Will Valley
City lead: Paul Gagnon
City goal area: Zero Waste (GCAP)

ECON 492d – Economics of Sustainable Development
Reducing single use items.

Instructor: Catherine Douglas
City lead: Paul Gagnon
City goal area: Zero Waste (GCAP)

SCIE 420 – Sustainability for Community and the World
Reducing meat consumption and creating engagement strategies for diverse cultural groups.

Instructor: Gunilla Oberg, Jenalee Kluttz and Jason Brown
City lead: Wendy Avis
City goal area: Lighter Footprint (GCAP)

FIPR 436A – Telling Community and Cultural Stories Through Film
A Day in the Life of the Woodwards Piano

Instructor: Alejandro Yoshizawa
City lead: Miro Oballa
City goal area: Being and Feeling Safe and Included (Healthy City)

PLAN 425 – Health Promotion and Physical Activity
A project on urban cycling

Instructor: Andrea Bundon
City lead: Mike Zipf
City goal area: Green Transportation (GCAP)