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SHE DIDN’T FIND MUCH MULTICULTURALISM IN CANADA’S ARCHIVES — SO SHE MADE HER OWN

October 17th, 2017

Published by CBC Arts

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If Canada is truly multicultural, why are images of the immigrant experience missing from our official archives?

When Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn searched through the records at the National Film Board, the CBC, and Libraries and Archives Canada, she saw a striking lack of diversity in the images she found.

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THE TEMP WORK TRAP

October 2nd, 2017

Published by The Tyee

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No security, low pay and lax employment law enforcement… temp agencies are replacing regular jobs, and B.C. response hasn’t kept pace.

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REST IN POWER

September 6th, 2017

Published by CBC Arts

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This artist finds catharsis and hope by drawing victims of gender-based violence.

Vancouver artist Sandeep Johal’s upcoming exhibition Rest in Power honours 12 women from various cultural backgrounds who died as a result of gender-based violence — whether honour killings, domestic violence or sexual assault.

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SLAVES TO TIPS: HOW BC LAWS FUEL SEXISM ON THE JOB

February 10th, 2017

Published by The Tyee

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Changes made to B.C.’s restaurant employment laws in 2011 have made women increasingly vulnerable to sexual harassment on the job, according to new research.

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VANCOUVER AEROPONICS FARM USES ‘SPACE AGE’ TECH

July 22nd, 2016

Published by CBC News

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A new urban farm in Vancouver is growing food for local restaurants and markets without soil, or any other growing medium.

To grow produce, Harvest Urban Farms uses aeroponics, a process in which plants are grown in an environment of air or mist — from which the plants receive nutrients.

“The roots are literally suspended in midair and by doing that they have a lot more oxygen that’s available to them so they can grow a lot faster,” said Aaron Ferguson, CEO of Harvest Urban Farms, which launched earlier this year.

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