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Plants, Dyes and Other Teachings

BY SOPHENA KWON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Born the same year her family business Maiwa was started, a solid foundation built on the creative arts, travel, design and community helped shape Sophena Kwon into the person she is today. In her talk, she shares how her world shifted with loss, grief and trauma and she offers an intimate view into her experiences, with the hopes that her insight can be helpful to others in times of hopelessness. 

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Raising Awareness of Colour Blindness

BY JEN KUBA
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Did you know that approximately 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females are colour vision deficient, or more commonly referred to as 'colour blind'. In her talk, Jen Kuba expands on how from cooking and enjoying food, to watching sports, to board games, colour plays a significant role in our lives. How it's important to consider those who see colours differently when designing business processes, charts and maps and educational projects.

 

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Creativity Builds Community

BY EDDIE LAM
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Local musician Eddie Lam shares highlights of his involvement in playing outside-the-box gigs and musical projects building communities and appreciation for independent artists. 

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The Elevator Pitch

BY JANICE OBRIAIN
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

With references to her own journey through the arts, community development and university entrepreneurship, Janice illustrates how the "elevator pitch" can be an effective tool for a variety of uses - no matter what one’s role – for all activities including community-building.

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It Isn’t What You Do With It, Ink That Slides What Counts

BY JULIAN LEGERE
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Not many people give a lot of thought to their pens, even though most of us use them every day.  But a really great pen can bring true joy. The weight, the balance, the smoothness. It may be hard to believe, but Julian Legere is on a mission to make everyone a believer in the power of good pens. 

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Negotiating Inclusion

BY GURVEEN DHALIWAL
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Gurveen Dhaliwal travels back in time to illustrate how community, belonging, inclusion and all the messy stuff in between, barriers, loneliness and displacement has transformed in Queensborough’s social, political and economic landscapes (or has it?). She ends with optimism calling for New West to move towards becoming a resilient city. 

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Words to Live by

BY JAY SCHREIBER
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

In his talk, our presenter Jay explains how connecting with other people can happen in creative ways.

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My Life in Front of the Camera and on the Sidelines

BY FARHAN LALJI
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

In his talk, Farhan highlights some tidbits on how he got into broadcasting, along with some of the places its taken him and the people he'd had the privilege of meeting and working with. He goes on to explain that not wanting to just be the person talking to others about their lives in sports, he also has his own, as a football coach for the past 30 years, the past 15 as the head coach at New Westminster Secondary. Some stories about how the program went from an idea into provincial champions, on and off the field

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Good Grief

BY VANESSA WOZNOW
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Grief is devastating, confusing and ever-changing. But is it all bad? In her presentation, Vanessa explores the concept of 'good grief', and how it can help build strong, compassionate communities.

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Batman ate my Son

BY NAOMI PERKS
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

In her presentation, Naomi takes a brief look at the impact the changes in the way men are represented in media has affected boys and young men.

 

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Why I Walk

BY ERYNE DONAHUE
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 03, 2018

At one point in her life, our presenter Eryne Donahue commuted to and from work 3 hours each day by walking. In her presentation she explains how she now maintains a regular long walk practice with her two young children and she goes on to express how these are the reasons why it is a worthwhile practice.

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The way we do things around here

BY BOB CROCKETT
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 03, 2018

In his presentation, Bob Crockett pays tribute to the role recreational music plays in making us happy and how it has the power to bring us together.

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