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The Strength Within

BY KEVIN SHAW
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

For Kevin Shaw and Ben Frisby, biking from Vancouver to Toronto to raise awareness for cancer taught them influential life lessons. As their ride became more difficult, they found strength within themselves and learned that the human will has the potential to be powerful beyond imagination. 

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Love, Design, and Food

BY CASEY HERRAINCO
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Casey Herrainco talks about her journey to discover herself - through love, design, and food. Through the many ups and downs in her life, she learned how to use design as a problem-solving tool and a way to make a difference in the world. 

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Passion is Key to Success

BY BRIAN WAKELIN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Architect Brian Wakelin relates his life to Fellini's film 8 1/2. Brian feels pressure in his architectural career just as the director in the movie faces societal pressure to create a great film. Brian's pressure is short-lived, however, as he understands that passion is the key to being successful. 

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Writing on the Wall

BY JAMIE SMITH
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Teacher-turned-artist Jamie Smith explains the journey of how she discovered her artistic style after deciding to follow her passion. She discusses her unique approach of presenting other people's confessions in order to turn something shameful into a beautiful work of art. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 30, 2014. 

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Charity For a Better World

BY PAUL CHEUNG
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Paul Cheung has participated in and contributed to several charities to support disadvantaged children, breast cancer awareness, animal adoption, food banks, and much more. He believes in making the world a better place, and hopes to raise greater awareness of world issues in his community. 

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My Story is Their Story

BY MARK BUSSE
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Mark Busse is a design industry professional working at Industrial Brand. He believes that everyone is the average of the people they spend the most time with. He discusses the people whom he has worked with, and who have inspired him with their creativity, imagination, and drive. 

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Rap, Radio, and Reaching Out

BY LAUREN BURROWS BACKHOUSE
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Lauren Burrows Backhouse speaks on her life experiences that included her family, her discovery into feminism, her dream of becoming a radio host, and getting married and having a son. Throughout her life she constantly tries to find the wisdom in her journey in order to pass it along to others. 

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The Symbol of a Nation

BY ROBERTO DOSIL
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Who would have thought a leaf could stand for so much? Robert Dosil explores the origin of the maple leaf as a national symbol of Canada, delving into the history of the Canadian flag, the changes it went through, and the growing acceptance of the maple leaf as a national representative. 

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Capturing the Moment

BY ANIL SHARMA
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Photographer Anil Sharma describes his journey in concert photography beginning with his first show, when he had to sneak his camera into the show. Since then he has photographed many performers, including U2, Radiohead, and Taylor Swift, and has been published in Rolling Stone Magazine. He mentions some of his photography tips and tricks, and discusses the legitimization of print in our digital age. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 22, 2014.

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Experiments with the Theremin

BY WYNNE PALMER
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Wynne Palmer is part of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra. This group explores what can be done with the unique Theremin instrument, including use of new techniques and collaboration with other performers. Wynne gives us a brief history of the instrument, and discusses her desire to incorporate the instrument in her independant art practice. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 26, 2014.

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Speaking in a Visual Language

BY SEAN ARDEN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Artist Erin Siddal and media-maker Sean Arden examine the subtleties of technology and how these subtleties are central to the experience of media. Erin and Sean utilize visual language through time-lapse photography, and experiment with its ability to evoke stories and emotions. 

 

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Fictive Realities

BY RACHEL LAFO
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Is there such a thing as true reality? This question is posed in the exhibition "Fictive Realities," in which five artists address the theme of reality. Rachel Lafo explains how the artists used different technologies, including TV screens, sculptures, and storytelling to impart their personal interpretations. 

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