About This Project
The City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University have come together to create a joint Civic Innovation Lab, combining their expertise and resources in order to find fresh solutions to challenges and issues affecting cities.
This separate non-profit society will enable the City to benefit from leading-edge academic research, harnessing SFU’s strength in advancing research initiatives into practical solutions for real-world problems.
Over the long term the initiative will provide the City with a permanent research base where students and researchers apply their education and knowledge to develop real-world solutions, helping to solidify the City’s role as a leader in solving urban issues.
This project continues a well-established tradition of partnerships between the City and SFU, which includes the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing and the Urban Resilient Futures Initiative – both joint ventures with the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
The Civic Innovation Lab will be based at the Christine Sinclair Community Centre, but projects will also take place in community as well as at the university.
Learn More: Civic Innovation Lab Society (City of Burnaby Staff Report)