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Issue of the Young Companion

The Young Companion Pictorial

In the 90 years since its first issue, the Shanghai magazine has been an archive of Chinese culture.

Sarah Anderson

On Location

A young woman packs up and moves across Canada for a drastic career change.

Boardgame and wine

Back to the Board Game

With attractive design and engaging narrative, old-fashioned board game nights are thriving in a digital age.

Access Gallery interior

Access Gallery

A Vancouver art gallery sends new artists across the Pacific on a cargo ship to foster their creativity.

Film Illustration

Film in the Pacific Rim: A Brief History

The nations of the Pacific Rim have a rich history of producing films that are recognized and beloved around the world.

choir with a guitarist

Not Your Grandmother’s Choir

A look at the rise of community pop choirs and the health benefits of group singing.

washing machine in the sea (illustration)

The Real Dirt on Laundry

Washing synthetic fabrics in conventional washing machines is adding harmful microplastics to the world’s oceans.

woman in a fashion store

Sustainable Fashion

Fashion Designer Nicole Bridger talks about the importance of sustainable fashion in this one-on-one interview.

illustration of a heart

Healing Behind Bars

Inmates are given the opportunity to heal with yoga and art-based therapy programs being offered in prisons.

Plate with cutlery

Dining in the Dark

Eating a meal in total darkness is undoubtedly a unique experience. But dark dining is a growing trend, and provides not only an epicurean adventure, but career possibilities for those with a visual impairment.

Hand holding smartphone

Access Tech

Each new smartphone is almost guaranteed to have a feature that makes our everyday lives easier. But for people with visual impairments, advancements in accessible technology can help reduce the limitations caused by their disability.

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Providing an Alternative

In rural areas of Central America, Western medicine can be difficult to come by. A Vancouver woman teaches Guatemalan healers the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to provide an affordable and accessible healthcare option.

Gender Games

For many years the video gaming sphere has often been considered a man’s domain. But with an increase in female players and developers, the industry is shifting its focus to include a larger fan base.

Illustration of a crowd

Stress for Success

With short recruitment periods and a strict etiquette to follow for young Japanese people looking for work, the job hunt can be a stressful period in their life and can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Man in Cosplay Thor Costume

Part-Time God

Cosplay is gaining popularity as fans looks for ways to meet like-minded individuals. Bob Smylie, father of four and part-time Asgardian god of thunder, talks about conventions, making costumes, and why he likes playing Thor.

In Numbers

Interesting numbers connecting Pacific Rim countries and Canada.

Soldier On

The struggles and strangeness of dating in Vancouver.

Meriano with her students in China

Limited Prospects

Newly qualified Canadian teachers seek employment with international schools.

Yayoi Hirano

Carving New Traditions

Vancouver audiences welcome experimental plays by local Japanese theatre companies.

footy players on the field

Fast Flying Footy

Australian football strengthens sport club culture in Canada.

Filipino Nannies: The Cost of Caring

Like many foreign nannies, Marilou Tuzon looks after other families in order to take care of her own.

Homelessness in Vancouver

The movement to end homelessness in Vancouver.

I Am Canadiasian

Young Chinese-Canadians feel torn between two worlds.

Rescuing Pickles

International volunteers rescue an abandoned Taiwanese pup.

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