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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

Summer 2019:

  • CRIM 3385-001     Community Crime Prevention
    Available in future semesters
  • GEOG 1130 001    Human Impact on the Environment
    Available in future semesters
  • GEOG 1150-001    Geographies of Metro Vancouver 
    New Westminster campus
  • GEOG 2213          Social Geography
    Available in future semesters
  • GEOG 2311          Urban Environmental Sustainability
    Iceland Field School only
  • HIST 1105-001     Global Issues in Historical Perspective
    Available in future semesters
  • PSYC 2207-001     Introduction to Educational Psychology 
    Available in future semesters

Language, Literature and Performing Arts

Designated sections of ENGL 1130 Academic Writing
Available in future semesters 

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.