Visual Art & Drama Courses at Keyano

Visual Art & Drama Courses at Keyano

If you would like to explore your creative side this fall, Keyano College is offering a number of credit courses in visual art and drama.  This is your chance to learn from two incredible instructors: Erin Schwab and Misha Albert.VISUAL ART COURSES ART 240 Intro to Drawing 1 Drawing is a broad term which encompasses
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Cover preview

Cover preview

We gathered around  the computer screen, the entire family, to watch an early cut of Cover, the latest short film from Hyperphotonic Media.  Dylan was to my left, Ben next to him, and Heather draped over my shoulders as I sat in my chair in the study.  Eyes were riveted, jaws were clenched, and nails
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Get ‘Er Done governance

Get ‘Er Done governance

Once in awhile, possibly more often than any of us would care to admit, different orders of government reach a stalemate when dealing with an issue.  Going through the normal channels of diplomacy and process, the best of intentions turn into an absence of action. I think the reasons for this reality are many: budget,
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Scoozis – where everybody knows your name

Scoozis – where everybody knows your name

In an unfamiliar city, I enjoy finding a spot that I can return to multiple times, where I can connect to the surroundings and the people.  In Vancouver, I discovered Scoozis on Howe Street and have been back several times.  I connected with Michael, the owner of the establishment, right away and have enjoyed that
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Adventures in Vancouver

Adventures in Vancouver

We didn’t catch anything on our fishing excursion on Georgia Strait, though I felt lucky we were able to fish at all. The wind was blowing pretty hard this morning and the waves were intense as we left the north arm of the Fraser River and entered the open water.  If I was going to
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An hour well spent

An hour well spent

As soon as I had found my book, the latest by Sir Ken Robinson, I had an image in my mind of sitting on a bench facing Coal Harbour.  It took me several blocks to get there, but I settled in with my cup of Starbucks and began reading, as the Holland America cruise ship
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The future with public art

The future with public art

Sitting in my perch on the 21st floor of the Pan Pacific hotel looking down at Burrard Landing, a blue raindrop pierces my view, a perfect example of the power of public art.  Take it away, and that particular corner of the seawall would descend into the land of the predictable and boring.  Instead, this striking
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Managing ignorance

Managing ignorance

I remember sitting around a table in 2006, in the opening days of the first secondment of my life as Manager, Recruitment and Communications at Keyano College, feeling unprepared, slightly overwhelmed, and wondering “what the hell am I doing?”  Having moved into the corporate role after seven years as publicist at the Theatre and Arts
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10 immutable laws of effective networking

10 immutable laws of effective networking

I sat in Starbucks yesterday afternoon waiting for a meeting that never happened.  It was a perfect time to ponder what I will say when we talk about networking as part of an Effective Advocacy Workshop we’re doing on June 19th.  I will be joined by Christine Burton (Councillor, Lawyer, Business Owner), Krista Balsom (Publisher
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I have a dream

I have a dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. cast a bold vision when he first uttered “I have a dream” in front of 250,000 civil rights supporters who had gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  On August 28th, 50 years will have gone by since that historic day
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