CityStudio is a multi-partner community campus engagement initiative with a focus on projects that support the City’s Community Safety & Well-Being Plan's Priority Areas.

How CityStudio Works

The CityStudio Thunder Bay model works through a project cycle where people come together to co-create projects, and create solutions. The model works like this:

1. Bring municipal staff together to brainstorm opportunities for collaboration

2. Match opportunities with post-secondary courses and form partnerships between faculty, students and staff

3. Students develop projects with support from CityStudio, faculty and staff partners

4. Students develop and/or test their projects in the community and present their final results

5. Share all student work with staff partners and celebrate top projects with the community

How CityStudio Works

Benefits of CityStudio Collaborations

Post-Secondary Partner Benefits                      

→    Supports Strategic Plans/Priorities by providing a direct channel for campus community engagement.

→    Provides students with project-based learning opportunities and professional network development.

→    Connects faculty with new local research opportunities.

Student Benefits

→    Provides engaging and relevant learning opportunities.

→    Strengthens employability with professional network development.

→    Creates civic awareness and a sense of connection to the local community.

Municipal & Community Benefits

→     Supports municipal strategic plans and staff work plans.

→     Increases community engagement while retaining student talent.

→     Engages local citizen and community expertise.

→     Inspires residents with action on-the-ground initiatives in their neighbourhoods.


We invite you to Engage with CityStudio!

Read our latest media release: CityStudio Thunder Bay showcases 2023 achievements

Contact: Karen Kerk, the CityStudio Coordinator by email or at (807) 631-4997.

Partners: The City of Thunder Bay, Lakehead University, NOSM University, Confederation College.


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