SFU Course Archive

FALL 2018

Semester in Dialogue at CityStudio
Instructors: Janet Moore, Adrian Sinclair, Holly Schmidt
City leads: Paul Hendren, Cory Dobson

SD 381 – Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases
What would a Zero Waste Ambassador Program look like in Vancouver?
Instructor: Maria Spiliotopoulou
City lead: Patrick Chauo
City goal: Zero Waste (GCAP)

SD 281 – Sustainable Communities, Sustainable World
Students collect data for the City’s new (street) Cleanliness Index and propose ways to engage businesses and residents to use the Index.
Instructor: Gretchen Ferguson
City lead: Stephanie Chua
City goal: Zero Waste (GCAP)

BUS 360W – Business Communications
What are the impacts of car light areas/infrastructure on businesses?
Instructor: Robin Elliott
City lead: Justine Clift, Rachel Magnusson
City goal: Green Transportation (GCAP)

IAT 344 – Moving Images
Video: Celebrating 100 Years of Working with Local Government.
Instructor: Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda
City lead: Ryan Hunt, Sandra Nikolic
City goal: Build Knowledge (Engaged City)

CMPT 276 – Introduction to Software Engineering
Development of a GreenFoodChallenge mobile app.
Instructor: Angelica Lim
City lead: Brad Badelt
City goal: Lighter Footprint (GCAP)


SUMMER 2018

SD 499 – New Directions in Urban Sustainability
Recommendations for how the City can achieve their GCAP targets in each of the goal areas.
Instructors: Ray Tomalty
City lead: Brad Badelt
City goal: GCAP, All Goals (except Clean Air)


SPRING 2018

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)

BUS 494 – Business of Design Program
Impact business owner experience surveys.
Instructor: Lisa Papania, Robert Woodbury
City lead: Pietra Basilij
City goal: Green Jobs (GCAP)

IAT 235 – Information Design
Communicating ecological footprint information to diverse audiences.
Instructor: Andrew Hawryshkewich
City lead: Wendy Avis
City goal: Lighter Footprint (GCAP)


FALL 2017

BUS 238 – Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Business concepts offering sustainable food at SFU
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Leads: Chris Underwood
City Strategy: Zero Waste (GCAP)

BUS 443 – Product Design and Development
Creation of businesses that look to innovate and create net positive impact
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City lead: Pietra Basilij
City strategy: Green Business (GCAP)

IAT 235 – Information Design
Promotion and information for the next municipal election
Instructor: Andrew Hawryshkewich
City lead: Paul Hendren
City strategy: Cultivating Connections (Healthy City, Engaged City)

HSC 855 – Health Promotion in Practice: The Canadian Context
Mural project: de-stigmatizing mental health and addiction issues
Instructor: Paola Ardiles
City lead: Ty Mistry
City strategy: Feeling safe and included (Healthy City)

CMNS 325 – Visualization and Visual Culture in Communication
Design communication materials to raise awareness about sea level rise and actions
Instructor: Frederik Lesage, Janet Marontate, Chris Jeschelnik
City lead: Tina Barisky
City strategy: Climate Leadership (GCAP)

IAT 344 – Moving Images
Mini-documentaries for the Vancouver Parks Board Fieldhouse Artists-in-Residence program
Instructors: Kate Hennessy, Susan Clements-Vivian
City lead: Marie Lopes
City strategy: Access to Nature, Healthy Living and Getting Outside (GCAP, Healthy City)

Semester at CityStudio
An intensive 15-credit program in the studio
Instructor: Janet Moore, Adrian Sinclair and Lisa Novak
City Leads: Paul Krueger
City Strategy: Public Space, VIVA Vancouver


SUMMER 2017

Semester Outside in the City
An intensive 6-credit program held in both the studio and local parks.
Instructor: Laura Piersol, Mark Winston
City Leads: Angela Danyluk, Dana McDonald
City Strategy: Biodiversity (GCAP)


SPRING 2017

SA 255 – Introduction to Social Research
Mapping and addressing the challenges in Chinatown through a multimedia research portfolio.
Instructor: Nicholas Scott
City Leads: Helen Ma
City Strategy: Chinatown Revitalization

BUS 443 – New Product Development
Develop a new product in response to the challenges of Textile waste (community partnership from MEC).
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Leads: Meg O’Shea (VEC)
City Strategy: Green Business (GCAP)

BUS 444
Designing, marketing and delivering a seconds produce box business.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Leads: Kai-lani Rutland
City Strategy: Local Food (GCAP)

IAT – Information Design
Emergency management – communicating extreme weather safety info to citizens.
Instructor: Andrew Hawryshkewich
City Leads: Katia Tynan
City Strategy: Emergency Management (Healthy City)


FALL 2016

BUS 443 – New Product Development
How to create a project or service that addresses the problems of overconsumption.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Leads: Pietra Basilij (VEC)
City Strategy: Zero Waste (GCAP)

BUS 238 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Focus on starting ethical ventures.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Leads: Meg O’Shea (VEC)
City Strategy: Green Economy (GCAP)

IAT 481 – Business of Design
Students learn about transformational sustainability, and develop a business plan for a “gift to sustainability.”
Instructor: Rob Woodbury
City Leads: Meg O’Shea (VEC)
City Strategy: Green Economy (GCAP)

IAT 235 – Information Design
Exploring and presenting information about food waste and food packaging waste.
Instructor: Andrew Hawryshkewich
City Leads: Krystie Babalos, Kai-Lani Rutland
City Strategy: Zero Waste (GCAP)

SCD 201 – Introduction to Sustainable Community Development
Varied project priorities – to engage students with a CoV community partner.
Instructor: Gretchen Hernandez
City Leads: Kai-Lani Rutland, Patrick Chauo + Robyn Chan (Evergreen), Vanessa Timmer (One Earth)
City Strategy: Healthy City

HIST 486 – History of Vancouver
Public History Plaques to support public engagement in NEFC.
Instructor: Nicolas Kenny
City Leads: Emory Davidge
City Strategy: Engaged City


Summer 2016

Semester Outside in the City
Projects to invite new stakeholders to engage in parks and wild spaces.
Instructor: Sean Blenkinsop, Laura Piersol, Marcus Mose
City Leads: Nick Page
City Strategy: Access to Nature

BUS 443 – New Product Development
New products for a zero waste economy: edible cutlery, portable chopsticks, totes from favourite T-shirts.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Leads: —
City Strategy: Zero Waste


SPRING 2016

IAT 344 – Moving Images
Documentary stories about Healthy Cities
Instructor: Kate Hennessy
City Strategy: Healthy City

HSCI 403 – Health + the Built Environment
Healthy City Walking Tours
Instructor: Meghan Winters
City Lead: Lindsay Neufeld
City Strategy: Healthy City

HSCI 424 – Strategic Applications of GIS in Public Health
Mapping Walkscore in Vancouver
Instructor: Meghan Winters
City Lead: Heather Burpee
City Strategy: Healthy City

SA 371 – Environment and Society
Exploring the challenges of rewilding: human/nature interactions with beavers, geese, and parks.
Instructor: Nicholas Scott
City Lead: Nick Page, Jil Weaving, Lehran Hache, Rena Soutar
City Strategy: Biodiversity (GCAP)


FALL 2015

HSCI 424 – Strategic Applications of GIS in Public Health
Mapping Walksore in under-served neighbourhoods.
Instructor: Meghan Winters
City Lead: Heather Burpee
City Strategy: Walkscore (Healthy City)

BUS 453 + ENV 495 – Sustainable Innovation & Environmental Capstone
Green Economy Challenge in the False Creek Flats – Circular Economy and Reducing barriers to innovative business
Instructor: Shawn Smith, Heather O’Hara
City Lead: Pietra Basilij (VEC)
City Strategy: Green Economy (GCAP)

BUS 443 – New Product Development
New Product Development for Green workplaces in the False Creek Flats
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Pietra Basilij (VEC)
City Strategy: Green Economy (GCAP)

IAT 235 – Information Design
Green buildings information design
Instructor: Andrew Hawryshkewich
City Leads: Chris Higgins
City Strategy: Green Buildings (GCAP)

IAT 344 – Moving Images
Active Transportation – video production
Instructor: Kate Hennessy
City Lead: Karla Kloepper
City Strategy: Active Transportation (GCAP, Healthy City)

HIST 486 – Urban Imaginaries
Healthy City Walking Tours
Instructor: Nicolas Kenny
City Lead: Keltie Craig
City Strategy: Placemaking (Healthy City)

SCD 201 – Intro to Sustainable Community Development
Addressing GCAP challenges
Instructor: Gretchen Hernandez
City Strategy: GCAP

REM 321 – Ecological Economics
Green economy costs and benefits of telecommuting
Instructor: Jonn Axsen
City Lead: Darcy Wilson
City Strategy: GCAP


SPRING 2015

BUS 444 – Business Marketing
Circular Economy in the Textile Industry
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Pietra Basilij (VEC)

HSCI 424-4/890-4 – Strategic Applications of GIS in Health
Mapping Walkscore in Vancouver Neighbourhoods
Instructor: Meghan Winters
City Lead: Jane Pickering

HSCI 472 – Health + the Built Environment
Youth Engagement in the Transit Referendum
Instructor: Meghan Winters
City Lead: Lon LaClaire

SIAT 431 – Speculative Design
Earthquake and Emergency Response
Instructor: Carman Neusteadter
City Lead: Clarence Lai


FALL 2014

BUS 443 – New Product Development
Textile waste in the False Creek Flats
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Pietra Basilij (VEC)

BUS/FENV – Change Lab
Focus on False Creek Flats
Instructor: Lisa Papania and Jenn McCrae
City Lead: Pietra Basilij (VEC)

GSWS 333 – Gender, Place & Culture
Focusing on how to create complete, compact, connected, and walkable neighbourhoods where people can access more of what they need within their neighbourhoods.
Instructor: Tiffany Muller-Myrdahl
City Lead: Ali Grant

SIAT 431 – Speculative Design
Use pervasive games to explore earthquake preparedness and the aftermath of an earthquake in the City of Vancouver.
Instructor: Carman Neusteader
City Lead: Jhenifer Pabillano, Clarence Lai

SIAT – NSERC Project
Instructor: Ron Wakkary
City Lead: Lloyd Lee

CMNS 326 – Applied Media Workshop
Interviews and investigative journalism
Instructor: David Murphy
City Lead: Tobin Postma
City Strategy: GCAP


Summer 2014

Business + Design
Textile waste in the False Creek Flats
Instructor: Lisa Papania, Maia Rowan, Andreas Eiken
City Lead: Leslie Ng

MBA – Sustainability Innovation
Expansion of Sustainable Commuting Program for City of Vancouver
Instructor: Stephanie Bertels
City Lead: Sue Goddard, Shannen McDonald


SPRING 2014

BUS 444 – Business Marketing
100 mile catering – sustainable sourcing, food recovery
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Leslie Ng

BUS 453 & ENV 391 – Sustainable Innovation & Change Lab
Students will map out a more sustainable, healthier and engaged future and then form groups around common interests.
Instructors: Lisa Papania and Jenn McCrae
City Lead: —

IAT 431 – Speculative Design
Possible projects: Redesign Water Fountains, Green Buildings – Visualizing GHGs reductions, Public Engagement – Developing Online Asset Mapping Tools for Corporate Communications
Instructor: Ron Wakkary
City Leads: Jen Bailey, Carolyn Drugge, Donny Wong, Rachel Moscovich, Craig Edwards, Amanda Mitchell


FALL 2013

BUS 444 – Business Marketing
Food waste and recovery in the hotel industry.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Leslie Ng

BUS 453 & ENV 391 – Sustainable Innovation & Change Lab
Students will map out a more sustainable, healthier and engaged future and then form groups around common interests.
Instructors: Lisa Papania and Jenn McCrae
City Lead: —

REM 642 – Sustainable Community and Regional Planning
How best to get community support for street closures? How best to deal with major concerns residents are having with changes – bike lanes, street closures, etc
Instructors: Sean Markey
City Lead: Lindsay Cole

GSWS 333-4 – Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies
Asks how embodied experiences of identity and difference shape our perceptions of healthy and sustainable cities.
Instructors: Tiffany Muller Myrdahl
City Lead: Ali Grant, Mary Claire Zak


Summer 2013

BUS 444 – Business Marketing
Identifying ways that businesses could divert or  prevent food waste.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Amy Fournier, Craig Shushido

BUS 498 – Green Making Lab
Five student groups took their green business products to manufacturers, retailers and customers as they refined their ventures’ products and identified the costs, processes and logistics around manufacturing these products at prices that would enable their businesses to survive and grow.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: —


Spring 2013

BUS 444 – Business Marketing
Identify new particle board recycling/upcycling business opportunities.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Rachel Moscovich, Juvarya Warsi

BUS 443 – New Product Development
Design new products out of wood waste.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Rachel Moscovich, Juvarya Warsi


Fall 2012

BUS 443 – New Product Development
Students are required to conceptualize, design, develop, prototype, and produce a new, sustainable used-clothing-based product or service.
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Juvarya Warsi (VEC)
Community Leads: Amelia Ufford, Maureen Dickson

BUS 449 – Ethical Issues in Marketing
Students are asked to evaluate and compare the ethical and sustainable practices of local clothing manufacturers; and propose strategies for improving their ethical behavior and sustainability. Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Juvarya Warsi (VEC)
Community Leads: Amelia Ufford, Maureen Dickson

REM 642 – Sustainable Community and Regional Planning
What’s the relationship between the square footage of your home and the amount of consumable goods you own.
Instructors: Sean Markey


Summer 2012

BUS 444 – Business Marketing
Each project will specify a product or service opportunity that an existing company could pursue in order to increase its contribution to the green economy
Instructor: Lisa Papania
City Lead: Juvarya Warsi (VEC), James Raymond (VEC), Paul Gagnon, Amy Fournier, Hamish Stewart, Angela, Lyle

BUS 716
Students were divided into teams and given “challenging items” from RCBC. Teams researched and proposed closed loop systems or new products to address the challenge and help achieve zero waste.
Instructor: Stephanie Bertels
City Lead: Monica Kosmak, RCBC

BUS 489
Students will explore how businesses are realigning or reinventing toward more sustainable business models.
Instructor: Stephanie Bertels
City Lead: Monica Kosmak, RCBC


Spring 2012

BUS 443 – New Product Design & Development
Students are required to conceptualize, design, develop, prototype, and produce a new, sustainable product or service.
Instructor: Lisa Papania

BUS 444 – Business Marketing
Marketing in the business-to-business environment is a highly strategic activity.
Instructor: Lisa Papania

Black Box Theatre (353)
A performance creation class for 3rd and 4th year students.
Instructor: James Long

Introductory Studio in Visual Art
Addresses questions concerning contexts and composition in relation to visual art projects.
Instructor: Jin-me Yoon


Fall 2011

Sustainable SFU Change Lab
Instructors: Jenn McRae, Deanna Rogers