A NEW COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH PROJECT FROM THE CHATR LAB, SFU URBAN STUDIES, AND THE SOUTH VANCOUVER NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE
The way we build our neighbourhoods shapes our social connectedness – including our ability to hang out with friends, meet new people, or simply feel connected to our community.
Cities aren’t always planned with social connectedness in mind, especially for youth. We want to know: what spaces in your neighbourhood help youth gather and feel connected? What would South Vancouver look like if it was designed to be a more sociable place for young people?
We’re inviting youth (15-19 years) living in South Vancouver (specifically the neighbourhoods of South Hill, Moberly, Gordon Park, Nanaimo Park, and Fraserview) to become community scientists in Youth.hood, a new study by SFU and the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House. The study is exploring how neighbourhood design shapes social connectedness for youth. As a community scientist, you’ll have the chance to:
- Map parts of your local neighbourhood that help or hinder social connectedness using a smartphone app
- Join forces with other youth to discuss what’s working and what needs to change
- Share what you’ve learned with people who are making decisions about the future of the city.
- Earn $25/hour in gift cards for your time spent in the study.
Click ‘sign up’ below to learn more and join the study.
The participant consent form and parent/caregiver information letter for the Youth.hood study can be downloaded at the following links:
This project is a collaboration between CHATR Lab researchers, SFU Urban Studies, and the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, with funding from SFU’s Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).