CityStudio launches in Thunder Bay, Ontario
Thunder Bay, ON – CityStudio Global announced the newest member of the growing CityStudio Network today, bringing civic innovation and city-campus collaboration to Thunder Bay, Ontario.
CityStudio Thunder Bay, is led by Lakehead University in collaboration with Northern Ontario School of Medicine University, Confederation College, and the City of Thunder Bay. CityStudio Thunder Bay is part of a growing movement of cities worldwide engaging the unique CityStudio framework of city-campus collaboration to innovate and experiment with the way their city is built working with post-secondary students.
Thunder Bay has a long history of strong partnerships amongst the City, and post-secondary institutions to do community campus engagement projects. Adopting the CityStudio model more formally allows Thunder Bay to build on the existing partnerships, and expand them across the Region to have a more profound and lasting impact.
“It is a great honour and pleasure to welcome CityStudio Thunder Bay to our Canadian network. They join the network at a time of significant transition in Canada, toward healthier, equitable communities. Congratulations and thank you to the Thunder Bay team for their ongoing leadership and innovation on this front. We look forward to many years of learning, growing, and collective impact together.”
Duane Elverum, Executive Director and Co-Founder of CityStudio Vancouver.
CityStudio Thunder Bay will help increase the problem solving capacity of City staff by leveraging the skills, knowledge and creativity of post-secondary students and faculty in the city. Together, students and staff will co-design experimental projects that contribute to key strategic goals and priorities in the city in an effort to advance sustainability, increase engagement and make the city more liveable. For students, this is a unique experiential-learning opportunity to work directly with city staff to solve urban challenges and gain valuable employment skills.
“CityStudio Thunder Bay is an exciting opportunity to break down silos in our community and provide important opportunities for post secondary students to work on helping find innovative solutions to challenges affecting our community. We are looking forward to engaging with all of our post-secondary, municipal and community partners to build a safer, more joyful and sustainable Thunder Bay,” says Karen Kerk, CityStudio Thunder Bay Coordinator.
Thunder Bay joins the following cities in the CityStudio Network; Abbotsford, BC; Chilliwack, BC; Durham, ON; London, ON; Montreal, QC; North Vancouver, BC; Ottawa, ON; Sault Ste. Marie; South Island; Vancouver, BC; as well as Logan and Bendigo, Australia, and Oslo, Norway.
CityStudio was first launched in Vancouver in 2011 with the support of founding partners, the City of Vancouver and Simon Fraser University, as well as the University of British Columbia, Langara College, British Columbia Institute of Technology and Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
CityStudio provides students with direct opportunities to work in and with cities on urban challenges. CityStudio membership includes partnership administration, training and ongoing project and knowledge exchange between member cities and their post-secondaries. Read our Annual Report and Impact Report.
Learn more at https://citystudioglobal.com/start-a-studio/.
At CityStudio Vancouver, we believe that good projects come from good relationships with our partners, students and community – whether in Vancouver or beyond. Even more, we understand the importance of building trust as part of this process.
Positive, open and respectful communication is a key part of how we build these trust-based relationships and we are committed to protecting the personal information you share with us.
CityStudio may need to collect your personal information, which means any information that can be used to identify you as an individual, including your name, date of birth and image, as well as your personal contact information, like your mailing address, personal email address and phone number. It also includes any personal finance information like bank account and credit card details.
We collect this information in a variety of ways, including website forms, surveys, over the phone and in person.
There are a number of reasons why we may ask for this information, including to fulfill newsletter subscriptions, to process a donation or rental agreement, or to invite you to relevant events. We will always let you know the purpose for collecting your information ahead of time, if it isn’t clear already.
We may also collect “anonymous” data using tools like Google Analytics that tells us how you use our website, including link clicks, page visits and time spent on a webpage. This is collected when you interact with our website, social media channels or emails and helps us ensure the content we’re providing is relevant.
CityStudio will always obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose your personal information. Sometimes consent is given in writing, like when you sign our studio consent form at the beginning of term. Other times consent is implied, like when we’ve posted a Notice of Photography and offered you an opportunity to opt-out of having your photo taken. Consent is also implied when you provide us with your personal information for a clear purpose – for example, subscribing to our email newsletter.
We will never collect, use or disclose your information without your knowledge or consent, except in special circumstances, like when it’s required by law or in the case of a life-threatening emergency. (Read more about that here.)
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We are committed to ensuring your personal information is secure and protecting it from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risks. We do this by ensuring all hard copies are kept locked and physically secured, employee access is restricted and granted only when appropriate and necessary, and all technology is secured with user IDs and passwords.
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CityStudio doesn’t always collect and store personal information in our own systems. We sometimes use third parties like Mailchimp (for our email newsletters) and Eventbrite (for event registration) which store your information on their own servers, sometimes located in other countries like the United States. However, we only use third party services that are committed to the safety and security of your information.
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