Experiential Learning – CityStudio & Riipen integration

New ways to connect students with industry and community organizations through work-integrated learning in 2020/21:

  • CityStudio Durham: The Region of Durham, in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service, is launching an initiative for municipal staff to engage with post-secondary students and faculty to generate ideas and co-create solutions for government services and community benefits. Through CityStudio, municipal staff will identify and develop project concepts that are matched with DC programs and courses through class projects, applied research, field placements or other opportunities. To view available municipal project ideas and start collaborating with the Region:
    • Register an account in the CityStudio Durham web portal (here) using your DC email address.
  • Visit the CityStudio Durham website to view municipal project ideas and, if you see a project of interest, connect with the Region.
  • DC Project Marketplace (aka Riipen): Riipen is an online project-based experiential learning platform. First implemented at DC in December 2018, here’s what’s new for 2020/21:
    • You can invite industry and community organizations to join the DC Project Marketplace at no cost to facilitate collaboration with DC faculty and students. This flyer can be shared with your external contacts. Once they create an account, they’ll be able to post project opportunities and view courses posted by DC staff. Examples of projects currently available in the marketplace:
    • Riipen D2L integration now available: DC faculty can now embed Riipen courses directly into their D2L courses providing a single sign-on (SSO) experience for students. See instructions on Riipen’s help site here.

If you have any questions about any of these opportunities, please contact Amanda Brown in the Office of Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at amanda.brown@durhamcollege.ca.