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Hand-poke tattoo collage

Dot-by-Dot

In Vancouver, two hand-poke tattoo artists provide an alternative to machine tattooing: creating safe and inclusive spaces for clients.

Gaia Tree Mural

A Mutual Benefit

Murals not only benefit artists and businesses; they can also liven up neighbourhoods and create a sense of community.

You Are Not Alone Photo Art

Lifelines

Art has the ability to open doors and build bridges. In the first responder community, art has helped heal, connect, and raise awareness about mental health.

Matcha Latte

Scien-tea-fic!

Paragon Tea Room encourages conversation and connection through innovative technology and a cup of tea.

Cup of tea

The Road Home

As the homelessness crisis worsens, cities in the Pacific Northwest look for ways to move forward.

Stephanie Taylor

A Better Measure of Success

How three Vancouver women are changing business for the better through environmental and social sustainability.

Classroom

Untold Histories

Including Indigenous content and history in BC’s curriculum is a small but necessary step toward healing.

Colourful mosquito nets

Travelling in a New Direction

Community-based tourism is a responsible way to travel, preserving a destination community’s culture and environment.

Interior at Spartacus Books

Room For Everyone

Community-run Spartacus Books is a nonprofit resource centre with a long history of perseverance in the face of change.

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Children on the Outside

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver improves the lives of children who have parents in prison.

cartems

Dreams and Donuts

For Cartems, selling donuts is not all about making a profit; it’s the people who come first.

student-housing

Room for Rent

International students face difficulty finding affordable and safe rental accommodations while going to school in Vancouver.

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A Window Through Time

A glance back to an image that made the cover of the first issue of Pacific Rim Magazine.

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Collaborate, Connect, Cowork

Freelancers now have more professional spaces to meet clients at than just the local café.

Abundance by Aaron Nelson-Moody

Tech Meets Tradition

Aaron Nelson-Moody shares his experience using modern software to help create traditional Coast Salish art.

Bloedel Conservatory roof

A Sanctuary Called Home

Sanctuaries such as the Bloedel Conservatory and Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary give abandoned exotic birds a home.

Apps

App Happy

From health to travel to languages, apps can improve the quality of many aspects of a person’s life.

Cooper the dog

A Fetching Solution

GoFetch is an app that connects dog owners with people who wish they were dog owners.

Woman coding illustration

Women Who Code

An inside look at a global non-profit organization that empowers women to join the tech industry.

Mood Board

School of Thoughtfulness

An increasing number of schools are moving from traditional teaching practices to a more modern approach.

Community acupuncture illustration

Acupunks

A local business celebrates a community based acupuncture practice that is available for everyone to take advantage of.

Goat doing yoga illustration

Goat Yoga

At Lainey Morse’s animal-assisted therapy sessions, people have come from all over to do yoga. With goats.

Langara Digital and Print Publishing Program