Why STEM and not STEAM?

Most people can wrap their heads around the concept of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – shorthand for an Educational practice and movement. Pulling together this collection of disciplines was intended to forge collaboration and...

Open Space Planning and Parklets

When we think of public spaces in cities, we probably think of sporting fields, parks, playgrounds, skate parks, and other prescriptive spaces that exist and essentially tell us what to do with them. Basketball court? Shoot some hoops. Teeter totter? Bump your sibling...

Why We Innovate

New Westminster is old, and steeped in history and tradition, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t continually striving to improve and change what we do. That’s why I’m pleased that the dates for the third annual Innovation Week have been set for March 2-8 2019. I hope...

New Media Gallery

New Media Gallery loves to engage in the creative process; we love to imagine art exhibitions and creative events and programs that bring together artists, scientists, designers, fascinating technologies and innovative ideas. We want to share our love of contemporary...

BridgeNet

What is BridgeNet? Affordable access to broadband connectivity is critical for facilitating local business growth, innovation and productivity. A key component of the City of New Westminster’s “Intelligent City” initiative is the development of an open access “dark”...

The IDEA Centre

What Is It? Successful communities identify specific niches that their economies can fill, and promote industry clusters that draw on local competitive advantages to serve local and international markets. Advanced health care is one of New Westminster’s major niches...