TeachingCity partners the City of Oshawa, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College (DC) and Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area celebrated the inaugural City Idea Lab student showcase and the generous gift of $322,000 from RBC Foundation as part of the RBC Future Launch program.
City Idea Lab is an innovative curriculum-based program that draws on the knowledge and creativity of college and university students who work directly with faculty and City staff to design solutions through active community research and involvement. Each course focuses on a particular City-identified problem statement embedded in the teaching of the academic curriculum.
The first City Idea Lab cohort included DC students and undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Fall term projects addressed the challenge question: How might the City of Oshawa better engage youth in priority neighbourhoods?
On hand for the December 7 showcase were students from the UOIT who displayed project posters illustrating active research on engaging youth in priority neighbourhoods.
The showcase also shone the spotlight on a new mural within the space. Designed by artist Leana Anderson, a young indigenous artist and graduate of Durham College with a diploma in Fine Arts,