Author: Yasmine Shemesh

Interviews

Everyone Has a Story—How ‘We’re a Big Deal’ Celebrates Canadian Creatives

November 6, 2020  •   3 min read

Jill Kabush has always been an inquisitive person. She loves being on the listening end of conversations, asking questions, and learning all about what makes you you. That insatiable curiosity led her to found We’re a Big Deal (WBD), a Vancouver-based publication that profiles creatives in a wide variety of industries, “shining a spotlight on the people who make up Canadian culture.”… Read more

SPUD interview: what does it mean to be a sustainable grocery store?

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What Does It Mean to Be a Sustainable Grocery Store?

August 28, 2020  •   4 min read

SPUD uses their resources to create a positive impact on the environment, while providing customers with fresh, organic, sustainably sourced groceries.  (All photos courtesy of SPUD) In 1997, there was a little company called Small Potatoes Urban Delivery. The Vancouver-based service would send customers boxes of produce that was so fresh there was still dirt on it.… Read more

The New School: How UBC is Keeping Students Connected Through Online Learning

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The New School: How UBC is Keeping Students Connected Through Online Learning

August 14, 2020  •   6 min read

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio While transitioning to virtual learning has been a challenge, the University of British Columbia has taken a thoughtful approach to support both students and faculty. Blind panic. That’s how Simon Bates, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia (UBC), describes the mood behind the scenes as the post-secondary institution prepared the switch to online learning at the start of a global pandemic.… Read more