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Barbara Lee, founder of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, discusses 25 years of representation in film and media

October 9, 2020  •   4 min read

If you rewind to 1995, there’s an undeniable lack of racial diversity in film and media discourse. With Hollywood as one of the biggest exporters of culture at the time, diverse representation on screen was limited and depictions that made the cut mostly perpetuated false narratives and reinforced stereotypes, further relegating racialized people to the margins with very little opportunities to gain ground otherwise.… Read more

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Solopreneurship, inclusivity, sustainability: How a Montréal fashion designer is making a statement

October 5, 2020  •   4 min read

Montréal-based fashion designer Silvia Gallo comes from a family of entrepreneurs. After working for over 15 years as a brand manager for international companies such as Michael Kors and PUMA, Gallo ventured out to make a mark for herself and founded her luxury vegan brand, jeane & jax, in 2014. It wasn’t simply her entrepreneurial spirit that drove Gallo to start her fashion business, but the desire to make a positive impact in the world.

Digital Marketing Major Tom interview

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When eCommerce Lacks Diverse Representation – How One Agency Filled the Gap

September 18, 2020  •   4 min read

Major Tom, a full-service digital marketing agency — with offices in New York, Toronto, and Vancouver — recognized a need for increased audience representation and created diverse digital avatars to help address the issue. REACH spoke with Tina Star, Group Director of Media, to learn more about the project and the motivations behind its launch.

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Authentic Allyship in Marketing: Interview with Tammy Tsang, Co-Founder of AndHumanity, Inclusive Marketing Agency

September 10, 2020  •   6 min read

There’s an old adage that says, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Simply, it means when crisis arises, or when the need for a solution becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting or achieving it. Today, it’s hard to think of something more urgent and more necessary than working towards creating a world that is fair, just, and inclusive.… 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

Flying High at YVR

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Flying High at YVR: A story of pioneering and leadership

August 13, 2020  •   5 min read

(Photo courtesy of Vancouver Airport Authority) How the Vancouver Airport Authority implemented a media relations campaign in preparation for the legalization of cannabis in Canada Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). YVR is Canada’s second busiest airport, connecting people to destinations in Canada, the U.S.… Read more