CityStudio Abbotsford and CityStudio Chilliwack digital HUBBUB
This is HUBBUB #7 for CityStudio Abbotsford which has become a recognized component of the City-University collaboration. The CityStudio Chilliwack is marking its inaugural semester with HUBBUB #1 extending the model into the heart of the Fraser Valley.
Preceded by a successful pilot in the Fall of 2019 with Dr. Michelle Rhodes and Dr. Jennifer Deon’s classes exploring the pressing environmental issues in the community, the CityStudio Chilliwack has officially launched its program in Winter 2021. The first CityStudio class, GEOG/CMNS 257 Environment: Science and Communications, is team-taught by Dr. Paul Fontaine and Dr. Carin Bondar and looks at the sustainability of water use. The students are responding to the challenge: What can the City, residents, businesses and industries do to shift the balance towards a sustainable water future?
In Winter 2021 semester, Dr. Afia Raja’s GEOG 252 course re-engaged with the City of Abbotsford and the HelpSeeker platform to compare the pre-and post-COVID community needs in both Abbotsford and Vancouver. Dr. Raja’s GEOG 344 students focused on the needs of different populations when it comes to planning. These include seniors and youth among other groups.
A CityStudio Abbotsford inspired project throughout Summer 2020 – Spring 2021 grew out of Cherie Enns’ GEOG 464 students’ idea to create a series or murals throughout the community to help build resilience, equity, and inclusivity.
CityStudio Abbotsford and CityStudio Chilliwack are launching a joint digital Hubbub student showcase on Tues, April 27. To view the students’ work, please follow the link: