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July 20, 2015

Background: Canada has a shortage of skilled workers. Yet the country has tens of thousands of immigrants with professional training working as over-qualified cab drivers, security guards, and fast food workers.

Engineers Canada is the national organization that regulates the engineering profession and licenses the country’s 280,000 members of the engineering profession.

The organisation administers a unique program to allow under-utilised professionals to attain engineering accreditation through a series of examinations.

This…

July 18, 2015

Background: Summer is divine in Tofino – Canada’s only surfing mecca – but winter storm season is spectacular.
Wave after giant wave crashes mercilessly into the shoreline of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Perched on a rocky outcropping amidst Vancouver Islands old growth rainforest overlooking the endless play of nature versus nature is The Wickininnish Inn.
Guests are able to dine in 5-star luxury while watching the waters of Pacific…

June 26, 2015

Background: Concord Pacific Developments is a Canadian residential developer and real estate investment firm with focus on projects in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, Ontario.
The company is based in British Columbia and is one of Canada’s leading developers – its major projects have included the former Expo 86 site in Vancouver, as well as Toronto’s former railway lands near the CN Tower.
The company is majority owned by Terry Hui and the…

June 25, 2015

Background: The annual Adams River Salmon Run has been taking place before the First Peoples arrived in the Thompson Shushwap region of British Columbia. Every four year there is a ‘dominant’ salmon run – these are truly awe-inspiring as millions of sockeye return to the place of their birth where they spawn a new generation and then die.
These mature salmon have navigated thousands of kilometres through the Pacific Ocean…

May 26, 2015

Background: Value Village is a global thrift retailer of gently used clothing, accessories and household goods.
This green-oriented business of purchasing, reselling and recycling keeps more than 650 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year.
Worldwide Value village operates over 330 locations and has 20,000 employees in Canada, the United States and Australia.

The Work: Thinking green and recycling items like clothing is becoming a popular activity in North America…