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Students bring their talents and skills to community projects through Vancouver’s LEDlab

October 5, 2016

by Elvira Truglia

Introducing the Civic Innovation Blog Series: Campus—City collaborations This post is the first of a series showcasing the seven selected projects of the Civic Innovation Awards. Launched in the fall of 2015, the awards program supports innovative collaborations between post-secondary institutions and community organizations, municipalities or businesses that strengthen their communities. Photo courtesy of the Binners Project This fall, the Local Economic Development Lab (LEDlab) gave the green light for a new group of students to start working on community projects in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. An award-winning community-university partnership between Ecotrust Canada and RADIUS Simon Fraser University, LEDlab works with community partners to jump-start ideas by matching graduate students to non-profit organizations for eight months. Students use this incubation period to help launch or scale new […]

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