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Experiential Learning

CityStudio - Applying Classroom Learning to a Real-World Settings

CityStudio, Grenfell applies experiential learning techniques all the while creating oRoza and student - Fall 2016.jpgpportunities for collaboration with the City of Corner Brook.

Following on the Vancouver model, Grenfell's CityStudio program has actualized the following approaches:

  • Students develop projects that are focused on municipal issues;
  • Students receive on-campus lectures on urban planning theory and practice, and applied training through studio sessions held at City Hall;
  • Projects are presented to city council and city staff on completion;
  • Students work in group, and the course follows an experiential learning format with reflections, peer reviews, written assignments, and no exams/midterms

Topics for each CityStudio course are set in collaboration with the City of Corner Brook. Themes for CityStudio GEOG 3350: Community and Regional Planning and Development:

Fall 2016 - Downtown Public Space Animation 

Fall 2017 - Sustainable Waterfront Redevelopment 

Fall 2018 - Winter Outdoor Recreation Hubs 


Grenfell Office of Engagement

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FC4020-4027
Phone: (709) 637-6208