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CITYSTUDIO Sault Ste. Marie

CityStudio Sault Ste. Marie is an innovation hub at Algoma University that brings together municipal staff with post-secondary students, faculty and community to co-create innovative projects that contribute to key strategic goals and priorities of Sault Ste. Marie.

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Looking for more information or how to get involved? Contact CityStudio Sault Ste. Marie Project Coordinator
Erin Riley, SH203
[email protected]


Our vision is for a more sustainable, equitable, and joyful Sault Ste Marie where youth are deeply engaged with problem-solving and civic leadership.to build a thriving community.


Our mission is to inspire, connect and mobilize students, faculty, and the city to collaborate and inspire youth-led action in the community and government.

This project was completed as part of CityStudio Sault Ste. Marie which was operational from April 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2024. For more information on CityStudio, please visit www.citystudioglobal.com

About CityStudio

CityStudio Sault Ste Marie launched in 2021 and is one of 15 CityStudios around the world. CityStudio is a proven model of experiential learning and civic engagement focused on developing tomorrow’s leaders by bringing municipal government to the classroom. CityStudio Sault Ste. Marie combines the experience of our communities, the expertise of our municipal professionals, and the innovation and enthusiasm of our students to create solutions to local challenges.

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Benefits of CityStudio


City Studio provides interesting and relevant work-integrated experiential learning opportunities. Student participants will gain practical skills, problem-solving, and real world experiences to enhance employability while earning credits towards their degree.



City Studio allows Faculty to add relevant and engaging opportunities into their courses to deepen the learning experience for students. Access to practical and complex city projects, networking with city staff, and professional skill development are only a few of the benefits CityStudio has to offer Algoma U Faculty.




City of Sault Ste. Marie Staff:

City staff are able to use CityStudio to gain access to student experiments, research and prototypes that meet city strategies and goals. Our partnership provides them with assistance in moving projects forward and addressing challenges that may not have attention and resources prior to the collaboration. 


Sault Ste. Marie Community:

CityStudio creates unique benefits for Sault Ste.Marie through each project and has created a city-wide network for new forms of community engagement. All CityStudio collaborators are stakeholders and stewards for uplifting our community and working together to create a positive impact. 

2022 Projects

Learn more about the projects that took form in the Fall 2022 and Winter 2022 semesters.

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2021 Projects

Learn more about the projects that took form in the Fall 2021 semester.

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