Simon Fraser University’s Public Square community engagement project is using innovative engagement techniques to connect town and gown on pressing public issues.

For example, after a recent youth summit on isolation and disconnection in Vancouver, results were reported back in a comic book style format.

This format is certainly appropriate for reflecting input from the youth-focused participant group. But, reports from all engagement events could use a little pizzaz and attractiveness, and this comic book sets a good example.

Block Party

One way a more connected city might look.

 

Talk to one another

Example of how Vancouver could reshape cultural norms to reduce isolation.