Introducing our Project Lead

Academic Initiatives and Planning is excited to welcome Adele Therias to Capilano University as the City Studio North Vancouver Project Lead.

Adele completed her Bachelor of Arts in Geography at the University of British Columbia in the Environment and Sustainability Stream and minored in Urban Studies. As a student, Adele actively gravitated towards experiential and project-based courses, including participating in the CityStudio Semester in Dialogue at SFU as a visiting student. In collaboration with partners at the City of Vancouver, Adele and her classmates developed experimental projects designed to improve liveability within the city. Adele is also the co-founder of Neighbour Lab, a Vancouver-based design cooperative that builds neighbourhood resilience through co-creation and dialogue. The cooperative fosters connections between neighbours by designing Neighbour Hubs (shared community structures) and facilitating workshops (such as guided walks and asset mapping).

Adele will be supporting CapU faculty and City of North Vancouver staff collaborating on CityStudio North Vancouver projects. She facilitates the project matching process, provides in-term support to faculty and city staff, facilitates CityStudio information workshops for faculty and city staff, and organizes the end-of-term project showcases at City Hall. She will also be visiting CityStudio project classes to support students during the term and beyond.

For an outline of Adele’s role, please refer to this Project Lead Summary.