Ending Homelessness Through Direct Cash Transfers, with UBC Professor Dr. Jiaying Zhao
In 2018, Vancouver non-profit, Foundations for Social Change, along with researchers from UBC, set out to do a small experiment: a one-year trial where they gave a lump sum of $7,500 cash, no strings attached, directly to people experiencing homelessness...Jamie Mah speaks with the leader of the study, Dr. Jiaying Zhao, weeks after the results were finally published.
We like consuming words on the page almost as much as we like consuming food on the plate. Welcome to the Scout Book Club: a brief and regular rundown of what we're reading, what's staring at us from the bookshelf begging to be read next, and what we've already read and recommend.
New Documentary Uses Personal Story to Cover the Rich History of the Cowichan Sweater
The iconic Cowichan Sweater is recognized and coveted around the world, but the deeper history of where these distinctive sweaters come from and the people who knit them is not as widely known. Filmmaker Mary Galloway is about to change that with her new film, The Cowichan Sweater: Our Knitted Legacy.
On Bookish Pairings, Local Literary Leanings and “Growing Slow”, with Upstart & Crow
The Granville Island bookshop recently celebrated their three-year anniversary on August 26th. With that in mind, and in the 'back to school' spirit of 'hitting the books', we caught up with their Co-Founders and Creative Operations Director to reflect and chat (and get a bunch of book recommendations, of course)...
On Cheeky Custom Cakes, Better Buttercream, & Rockin’ Out in the Kitchen, with Lyndsay Sung
To learn more about the process of "veganizing" in order to achieve maximum tastiness, we sat down with the indomitable self-taught baker and author of new cookbook, Plantcakes, to chat about unlikely ingredients, baking soundtracks, Cat Burgers, and more...
Field Trip: Tagging Along for a “Glorious” Tomato Appreciation Feast
Inspired by their love of tomatoes and everything that farmer Mark Cormier and his farm crew put into growing them, the team from Say Hey Sandwiches head out to Aldergrove on a mission to cook a feast for the Glorious Organics team...
New Neighbourhood Spot, Gary’s, is Gearing Up to Open in Fairview in Late September
To date, Bailey Hayward and Mathew Bishop have contributed to the successes of some of Vancouver’s most beloved restaurants. Now, they are finally ready to invest themselves in realizing their very own concept: "A nice place for nice people."
Attention Vancouver Artists: Submissions for ‘Stratus Issue 03: Pacific’ are Now Open!
If you're an emerging artist with a unique perspective on the bond between Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean, working in photography, installation work, or writing, then Stratus arts collective wants to hear from you!
W Projects Announces Second Exhibition, DREAM MACHINE, Opening Sept. 30th
As the month of September comes to a close, Russna Kaur's new solo show, DREAM MACHINE (try walking on a path of splinters with no shoes), is opening at the Gastown gallery, in the Del Mar Inn's ground level space at 555 Hamilton Street.
We love celebrating the restaurants and chefs who share a mutual respect for our local farmers and producers, the ingredients they grow and the products (like wine) that they lovingly create. Chef/Owner Andrea Carlson and her crew at Burdock & Co, have been doing this - and doing it well - for ten years.
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