As CityStudio North Vancouver wraps up its second year, we say goodbye to Adele Therias, our first CityStudio Project Lead. Adele is heading off to the Netherlands to begin her Masters of Science in Geomatics at TU Delft. She is excited to live closer to her family in Europe and apply her Geography undergraduate degree in new ways! She is grateful for the incredible opportunity to work with numerous dedicated CapU and community partners and launch this initiative; CityStudio North Van will always have a special place in her heart. Equally, Adele will have a special place in the University’s heart for her collaborative professionalism and thoughtful creativity as she nurtured the expansion of opportunities for community-based experiential learning for students in all five Faculties.
In turn, we are thrilled to welcome Aderyn Davies as our next CityStudio Project Lead! After more than 10 years working in the arts and cultural sector in Vancouver, Aderyn is passionate about community-building and placemaking. Aderyn is excited to be a part of the CityStudio program to support City of North Vancouver community projects fostering a sense of belonging and enriching the places we live, work, and play. Aderyn began her career working as an Auction Manager at Maynards Fine Art and Antiques. Subsequently, she joined Ballard Fine Art as a project manager for some of Canada’s largest public art projects which sparked her passion for cultural planning. Most recently, she worked with Farmboy Fine Arts as Project Manager on corporate and hospitality projects working to change lives with art. Aderyn was the Chairperson of Richmond’s Public Art Committee for 6 years, as well Project Co-Lead on the Public Art Portfolio for the Vancouver Public Space Network. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Certificate in Cultural Planning from UBC.
Welcome to the team, Aderyn!