Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue Spring 2013

Spring 2013. Semester in the City II

Full-time, 15 credits (DIAL 390W, 391W, 392W)

Application Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012

This course runs Monday thru Friday 9:30-3:30. The course is intensive and experiential and students should not be taking any other courses during this term. This is a full course load.

This 15 credit (SFU – DIAL 390, 391, 392) full time course will be held at Vancouver’s CityStudio and is be open to students from six Vancouver post-secondary institutions (SFU, UBC, BCIT, Langara, Emily Carr, VCC).

Students will work full-time as a cohort with the City of Vancouver to implement Greenest City 2020 urban sustainability strategies and focus projects towards meeting the these goals.

Students will be selected from interdisciplinary areas represented by all post secondary institutions; geography, health science, engineering, planning, social sciences, arts,
business, food systems and design.

The Spring 2013 CityStudio cohort will focus on urban interventions at the neighbourhood
scale of implementing demonstration projects related to Greenest City Goals. Specific community plans as well as the document Vancouver 2020: A Bright Green Future will inform and provide context for our work.

The cohort will meet in the studio (located under Cambie Bridge near
Olympic Village) 5 days/week, Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 3:30pm.

What is CityStudio? As an initiative within Vancouver’s Campus City Collaborative (C3), CityStudio Vancouver, CityStudio is an energetic hub of learning and leadership where post-secondary students work with City staff, community and business experts to research, design and implement projects that work towards the achievement of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. In addition to this core studio course, 12 partner courses from the 6 campuses will simultaneously engage the theme, share research and work, and participate in events. http://www.citystudiovancouver.com

Students will be informed of the status of their application by mid November 2012. After students are accepted to the program we will assist students in applications to become an SFU student for the term. Students will gain SFU credits and SFU fees will apply.

If you have further questions, please contact the Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue at ugsid@sfu.ca, and CityStudio at citystudiocoordinator@gmail.com




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