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NEXT EVENT VOL 26

Join us on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre with hundreds of other engaged Edmontonians. Ticket's on sale soon!

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Board Games for Life

BY MICHAEL ROSS
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"If actual life was a board game, it would probably get pretty bad reviews nowadays."

Engineer and self-professed nerd Michael Ross talks board games—sure, they're loads of fun, but what, exactly, has caused their recent skyrocketing popularity as an inclusive, immersive, and sometimes very competitive source of community and socializing?

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Permaculture: Living Sustainably the Cuban Way

BY SONJA NORTON
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"The world would be a much better place if we had more permaculturists."

Sustainable Interior Designer Sonja Norton took three weeks to learn about permaculture from those at the forefront—Cubans. She expains how Cuba's economic history and sustainable way of life led to philosophies about food and consumption that the rest of the world could (and should) take to heart.

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Mental Rescue Society, Redefining the Conversation Around Mental Health

BY QUINN OHLER
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"It's no surprise that there's a stigma around mental illness. Things are starting to change, but they need to change quicker."

Everyday thousands of people struggle to achieve what they feel is their definition of normal. Quinn Ohler is a member of Mental Rescue, a group of like-minded individuals bringing light to the shadows of mental health, by promoting physical and mental well-being. 

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Next Generation Work, Next Generation Workers

BY TYLER WAYE
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"80 per cent of people under of the age of 30 want to change career paths but feel like they can't already. I started to wonder, what is going on with work? Why is it so confusing? Why is it this tormenting thing that's tying us in knots?"

Work is evolving, very little can be done to stop it (whether you want to or not). Tyler Waye asks the fundamental question: how do you find success in the confusing and somewhat frustrating world of work?

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My Life in Transition: A Personal Journey to Living Authentically

BY MARNI PANAS
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"This may suprise you but I'm Catholic. When I asked my priest if our family could continue to practice our faith, he said, 'I have no idea...but we will walk this journey together."

Marni Panas shares a heroic story of transitioning from her assigned male gender into the woman she always has been. She talks the challenges and joys of finally living one's life authentically and proudly as a transgender woman.

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Debunking Myths

BY STUART CULLUM
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Stuart Cullum examines myths throughout the ages, working up towards modern myths, like the idea that hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, and ultimately tackles the misconception that Edmonton is not an exciting or culturally relevant city.

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Full Frontal NERDity

BY STEVEN HODGES
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Steven Hodges talks about geek and nerd culture, from roller derby to cosplay to Minecraft. He argues that it's possible to be nerdy about more than just video games or Star Wars, suggesting it's possible to be a hockey nerd or even an automotive nerd.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2013.

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Three Six Five

BY MICHELLE LAM
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Michelle Lam explains why she embarked on project "Three Six Five," her quest to do a single random act of kindness each day of the year, and the various experiences she has had with the new people she has met so far.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 8, 2013.

 

EDMONTON Blog

City Focus: Edmonton

 

About the City's Organizers

  • Christine Causing

    Christine is the Coordinator for the NextGen Initiative.

  • Ryan Stephens

    Born and raised in Edmonton, Ryan spends his time absorbed in the stories and motions of the city as NextGen’s Pecha Kucha Nights Co-Chair, a freelance writer, and as Communications Coordinator for the Edmonton Heritage Council. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Sociology from the University of Alberta, where he grew fond of writing about Edmonton’s past and future for the University’s newspaper The Gateway. Ryan continues to write for local publications and spends his spare time fuelling his obsessions with writing, film and local heritage—all that accompanied by a hip-hop soundtrack.