Dream or reality

Sept. 27, 2014 found me on a plane, my heart palpitating with fear. The unknown was what terrified me most. In my backpack I had a sleeping mask, a pen, my diary and very precious memories. “This journey will unsettle me forever. I am not ready,” I wrote. I was on my way from Egypt…

Post-graduation migration: non-binary for international students

A new study from the University of British Columbia (UBC) is shedding light on the post-graduation plans of international students: migration plans correlate with concepts of home. Cary Wu, PhD candidate in the department of sociology, conducted the study when he realized there was little research done on where international students go after they graduate.…

Education transforms a life

As part of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s Together project, the Vancouver Public Library will be hosting an evening of storytelling on May 2. An international Masters student at Simon Fraser University passionate about global development and education opportunities for youth, Anna Kimwill share her journey from Uzbekistan to Korea and to Canada.  “Education is…

Kid’s science show shines lights on Indigenous science

Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show stands out from competitors, especially for First Nations youth, with its central focus on Indigenous audience. The show, created by Loretta Todd and team, is broadcasted on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) television network from Feb. 11 to May 6,2017. Todd is an independent Indigenous filmmaker who also produces television…

The sound of artists

Gabi Dao is a Vancouver-based artist whose work in installations and sound has earned her a media residency at the Western Front. Over the next several months, Dao will produce a series of podcasts, which will culminate in a live public event in the fall of 2017. Dao is a second generation Chinese-Vietnamese woman whose…

Paradise or iIlusion? –Searching for a new life

Big cash and a lavish lifestyle don’t always buy you happiness, as shown in Julia Ivanova’s new documentary Limit is the Sky. The Russian-Canadian filmmaker follows six young people in their search of a new life in Fort McMurray, the North Canadian oil-city of extreme richness and ruthless weather. The documentary shows us the dreams…

Cultural Calendar

Spring is in full bloom, and there is no excuse not to go out, enjoy the weather and check out the many events and festivals happening in Vancouver. From art installations, theatrical plays, musicals and dancing to roundtables, workshops and holiday festivals, there’s something for everyone. * * * Carol Sawyer’s “I attempt from love’s…

It’s lonely being heritage!

And dangerous! Not only are you becoming more surrounded by towers than by other older houses – eventually you are demolished to make room for new towers, or in a more single home neighbourhood, torn down to be replaced by a modern “monster house.” The house pictured here, was originally located at 1754 Pendrell St.…