SFU Surrey - Central City Student Community Engagement Competition

August 23, 2016

Do you have an innovative idea to engage the Surrey Centre neighborhood?  Join the SFU Surrey-Central City Student Community Engagement Competition!

The SFU Surrey - Central City Student Community Engagement Competition is a collaborative initiative involving Blackwood Partners Management Corp., Central City, the City of Surrey, SFU Public Square and Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus. The competition is designed to encourage community-student engagement through innovation. Blackwood Partners has provided funds to create two proejt awards, and the City of Surrey has provided funds to creat one award for projects that focus on Placemaking (ie. creating something physical in a public space).

The award categories are as follows:

* Blackwood Award: $3000.00 Grand Award (all finalist projects are considered) 
* Blackwood Award: $2000.00 Engagement Award (only finalist projects NOT related to placemaking are considered) 
* City of Surrey Award: $2000.00 Place-Making Project Award (only finalist projects related to placemaking are considered) 

These prizes will be allocated to the students that come up with the most innovative ideas to engage the Surrey Centre neighborhood and are earmarked to assist the winning student/team in the implementation of their idea.

The initial deadline for ideas is October 12th, 2016, and the detailed proposal is due October 28, 2016.

Last year's winners:

SFU urban studies graduate students Tammas Grogan and Kate Elliott received $3000 for their idea Gro-Carts, to grow vegetables protably.  Also, PhD student Iris Lesser and Amanpreet Thind won $2000 to start a community bhangra dance program in Surrey.  See this page to learn more about their projects.



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