Dec 16, 2019

Vancouver, BC – Two innovative student projects created by Langara College students, in partnership through CityStudio Vancouver, were award winners at HUBBUB #13 on Friday, December 6th.

The semi-annual event held at City Hall showcased twenty experimental projects created by post-secondary students together with City of Vancouver staff to address key priorities and challenges in the city. A panel of judges selected the top three projects and the audience voted for its favourite:

First Place: I Wish Vancouver, Langara College
Integrated Marketing and Communications (MARK 2400)
An online platform where youth can express what city issues matter most to them.

People’s Choice: CycLList, Langara College (Sadie Russel, Aidan Lee, Sofia Tuliao, Raseel Dalgamouni)
Environmental Problems and Solutions (ENVS 2100)
Strategies to bring awareness about the Vancouver Police Department’s bike recovery service, Garage 529, and increase bike registration among high school students.

Second place was awarded to Contemporary Arts students from Simon Fraser University for ‘Soundscape of a Renewable Future’; while University of British Columbia students in Community and Regional Planning took third for ‘The Lounge’.

All projects at HUBBUB #13 are unique collaborations between City of Vancouver staff, faculty, and students from SFU, UBC, BCIT, Langara College, and Emily Carr University matched and facilitated by CityStudio Vancouver. Classes work towards creating and launching experimental projects during the term.

Deputy Mayor Michael Wiebe shared inspiring words of welcome with those in attendance, emphasizing the importance of youth voices in shaping the future of the city particularly as the city has launched Planning Vancouver Together. The charismatic Tobin Postma, from the City Manager’s office emceed the event. HUBBUBs are being held across Canada and beyond. They take place every fall and spring at local city halls of the 12 and counting CityStudios within the Network. In Vancouver, over 200 students, City of Vancouver staff, faculty, and community members attended this term’s event.

About CityStudio Vancouver
CityStudio Vancouver is a non-profit innovation hub where city staff, students and community co-create experimental projects to make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable and joyful. CityStudio started in 2011 as a collaboration between founding partners SFU and the City of Vancouver, and now includes six of the city’s post-secondary institutions. In the last eight years, 5,620 students have worked on 790 projects through CityStudio.

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 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 'house of teachings', a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.

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Mark Dawson
Manager, Public Affairs 



PHOTO: Tobin Potsma (L) presents the People's Choice Award to CycLList team members Sadie Russel, Aidan Lee, and Sofia Tuliao at HUBBUB 13.