Are immigrants needed to replace an aging workforce?

Vancouver Sun reporter Tara Carman, followed by columnist Pete McMartin, had powerful pieces in the paper this week that indirectly highlighted the issue of using immigrants to replace an aging work force. 705 more words

The Search

Are these eight Vancouver gravestones stolen?

Al Macgillivary wonders why eight gravestones are being used to prop up a pile of dirt crammed next to a grimy parking lot in East Vancouver. 345 more words


"Pauper's burials' serve those who die alone

‘Rest in peace, Richard.’

With those simple words, the living said goodbye this week to Richard K. Heinrichs.

The words were uttered by a gravedigger at Surrey Centre Cemetery, Davide Minchella, 26. 1,755 more words


#SLchat Round-Up: February 24

I don’t participate in #SLchat every week, but I always have a great time when I do. I was intrigued by the topic of interview preparation – an important component of the #SASearch, but also a pertinent subject to many of my students at this time. 499 more words

Higher Education

Reflecting on the #SASearch, One Year Later

I’ll never forget how much my life changed in one afternoon near the end of last February. I was riding home to campus from a quick trip downtown when my phone rang. 543 more words

Higher Education

Niqabs and human rights: Five questions for Zunera Ishaq

Talk about cognitive dissonance. Vancouver-based Postmedia reporter Douglas Quan wrote a powerful piece this week quoting the views of Zunera Ishaq, who is fighting in the courts for the right to wear her face-covering niqab at a Canadian citizenship swearing-in ceremony. 667 more words

The Search

Whether it's the year of the Sheep, Goat or Ram, paranormal beliefs abound

The staff at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver found no one could agree on what to call the zodiac for the Lunar New Year that begins Feb. 915 more words