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Step Up Project

Get hands-on, real-world experience through the Student Teams Exploring Pervasive Urban Problems (STEP UP) project. Through STEP UP, you’ll practice teamwork skills and apply the knowledge you gain in class as you explore the unique challenges of urban environments. You’ll hit the streets and gather data about problems such as traffic congestion, homelessness and crime, and then present your findings to city councils, business organizations and community groups, or publish them in papers, proposals and recommendations.

Participating courses

The STEP UP project has been incorporated into the curriculum of the following courses. Register for the course(s) to participate.

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • CRIM 3385-001 - Available in future semesters
  • GEOG 1130 001 - Human Impact on the Environment
  • GEOG 1150-001 - Available in future semesters
  • GEOG 2311 -        Urban Environmental Sustainability
  • HIST 1105-001 Global Issues in Historical Perspective (CRN 13480), Tu 15:30-18:20(New West)
  • PSYC 2207-001 Introduction to Educational Psychology (CRN 13470), Tu 8:30-11:20 (New West)

Language, Literature and Performing Arts

Designated sections of ENGL 1130 Academic Writing

  • 001 (CRN 12242), F 8:30-11:20 (New West)
  • 002 (CRN 12243), F 8:30-11:20 (New West)
  • 004 (CRN 12943), F 12:30-15:20 (New West)
  • 005 (CRN 12244), F 12:30-15:20 (New West)
  • 030 (CRN 14728), W/F 10:30-12:20 (New West)
  • 031 (CRN 14733), W/F 12:30-14:20 (New West)

How do I register?

STEP UP participating courses are all open enrolment. Register for any of the above courses through myAccount during your assigned registration period.

Awards and bursaries

Through the generosity of the R. Howard Webster Foundation, the R. Howard Webster Foundation STEP UP Award of Distinction and the R. Howard Webster Foundation STEP UP Bursary offer financial support to students enrolled in STEP UP courses. A minimum of $250 will be awarded to each student who meets all eligibility criteria.

For more information about the STEP UP project, contact the individual course instructors.