Dec 5, 2017
Vancouver, BC – Langara College students revealed how they would tackle urban issues such as local food production, bicycle commuting and household-waste reduction during a special showcase at Vancouver City Hall. The CityStudio Vancouver Hubbub 9 event, held December 1, featured projects developed by students from Langara and other post-secondary institutions in the city.
Five student groups from Langara participated in the event, which was the culmination of work they did this fall semester for their Environmental Studies 2100 course. One of the projects, which won a Hubbub people’s choice award, focused on educating residents about how to reuse items that are often thrown away by hosting a community workshop. Another Langara project aimed to educate the public about raising backyard chickens by providing information at farmers' markets. There was also a project that explored how to reduce the barriers for international students who commute by bicycle to and from Langara.
“All of the Langara student groups addressed issues that are important for people living here in Vancouver. I was impressed by how our students generated unique ways to solve these problems and have now demonstrated they have the skills to put these ideas into action,” Langara instructor Mike Smith-Cairns said.
Started in 2011, CityStudio Vancouver is an educational initiative between the City of Vancouver and local universities and colleges, including Langara. Through its Hubbub events, students, faculty members, city staff and the public work together to develop projects that will make the city a healthier, greener, and safer place to live.
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.
Langara students who participated in the CityStudio Vancouver Hubbub 9 event. From left to right: Luke Januszczak, Raymond Wang and Nicole Samson-Kapp.