Centre for Dialogue
SFU Semester at CityStudio
Janet Moore, Adrian Sinclair, Lisa Novak
City of Vancouver Partners:
- Paul Kreuger | VIVA Vancouver
- Iva Jankovic | UBC
- Saadiyah Daud | SFU
- Amy Han | SFU
- Sarah Heim | SFU
- Healthy City Strategy
City goal area(s):
- Cultivating Connections
Buddy Up! is an analog exchange platform for skills, things, and interests which helps people to find buddies for learning and doing something new together. The project highlights the skills and resources that already exist within communities, builds connections between people and encourages a local sharing economy.
How it works:
1. Participants fill out a Buddy Card.
2. The Buddy Card is pinned up on the Buddy Board.
3. If a match is found, participants can contact their new Buddy!
Since it’s launch in November 2017 the Buddy Up! project has been building community boards across the city in offices, community centers, cafes, parks, and all sorts of other common spaces. They have been awarded a grant to build boards in the UBC area and co-founder Iva Jankovic was a featured speaker at TEDx UBC in March 2018.