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Poverty Olympics Torchbearers Wanted

January 31, 2010

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The Poverty Olympics are an annual event in Vancouver that leverages the media and public attention paid to the Olympics to draw attention to the ongoing, systemic problems of the inner city environment of the Downtown Eastside. The picture of Vancouver that outsiders have is often skewed, and the Poverty Olympics organizers seek to generate […]

Revitalizing a Media Reform Movement in Canada by OpenMedia

January 26, 2010

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OpenMedia, a cross between an activist group, a think tank, and a startup, have released the results of their study of the potential for a broad-based media revolution in Canada. It’s available as a PDF download or a Scribd document (also below) and they have a related online survey that you can fill out to […]

Homelessness is OVER!

November 26, 2009

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Wow, congratulations, Vancouver! This is an amazing accomplishment and Mayor Gregor, City Hall, NGO’s, and government officials should be incredibly proud of themselves. I can’t even imagine how fantastic it must feel to know, unequivocally, that you’ve changed the world for the better, perhaps even saved lives. From the official Homelessness is Over press release, […]

Vancouver Changecamp June 20

June 2, 2009

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I initially volunteered to help with Changecamp, but warned them at the beginning I wouldn’t be able to help pull it off in May, and the way May turned out I had no chance to help out when they switched it to June, either. So the least I can do is post this, eh? VanChangeCamp […]

Etiquette and Social Media panel at the Blogger’s Meetup

June 1, 2009

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Here’s my little monologue from last week’s Blogger Meetup at the St Regis downtown. You can read my post on the announcement for background, and you can see videos of the whole presentation on AHAMedia’s page at YouTube. Thanks again to Raul Pacheco for putting the event together, Colleen Coplick for moderating, Shane Gibson for […]

Social Media Etiquette: a panel discussion May 28

May 7, 2009

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Raul Pacheco, Shane Gibson, and I will be taking part in a panel discussion on social norms in social media platforms on May 28th at the monthly Blogger’s Meetup in Vancouver. The panel will be moderated by Colleen Coplick of Wantsa, and will delve into issues like why are the various behaviour codes different on […]

PSA: Forum on Olympic policing and security

March 23, 2009

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From Pivot Legal Society: Forum on Olympic policing and security The VPD, the RCMP and the City of Vancouver will speak at a public information session on how Olympic security measures will affect the Downtown Eastside hosted by Pivot Legal Society, this Thursday. The free forum, at the Strathcona Community Centre, will include a question/answer […]