We are thrilled to announce that students from the Childhood & Youth Studies program at Carleton University have showcased their exceptional talents and commitment to community engagement through their participation in CityStudio Ottawa. This innovative program, facilitated by the Centre for Community Engagement, provided a platform for our students to collaborate with Ottawa Public Health in developing resources for their youth engagement strategy.

Under the guidance of faculty member Dr. Alexandra Arraiz Matute and OPH Officer Hanan Ghazal, students enrolled in the Critical Approaches to Child Development course delved into real-world applications of their studies, crafting valuable resources aimed at enhancing youth involvement in public health initiatives. Their efforts did not go unnoticed, as several groups from the class submitted their work to a city-wide competition.

We are proud to announce that our students Chloe Sykes, Will Bordeleau, Jemma Woschitz and Natasha Kislev secured the top prize for Carleton University, and Kate Belanger, Vivian Jaquemet, Alexandra Kropop and NooralHooda Eedan earned recognition among the top 12 groups city-wide. Their outstanding achievement not only reflects their dedication and creativity but also underscores the impactful contributions our students make to the broader community.

As the only Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) department represented in this competition, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the students for their remarkable achievement. Their commitment to academic excellence and community engagement exemplifies the values we uphold within the FASS community.

We extend our gratitude to all the students who participated in CityStudio Ottawa and commend their dedication to making a meaningful difference in the world around them!