Changing Sushi Rolls

Changing Sushi Rolls

In the trendy world of sushi, few women ever become executive chefs. Faced with impediments from Japanese tradition and male-dominated institutions, one Vancouver woman opened up her own bistro to train herself and other women in the iconic art of sushi. By Allison Griner and Meghan Mast.

Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain

Sisters Maureen Webb and Donalda Weaver have put their life savings on the line to start a social enterprise, where a business is run to support a charity. They opened a restaurant in November –the East of Main Café– with all of its profits going to a children’s theatre program, Project Limelight. by Jimmy Thomson […]

Ready, Set… Pillow Fight!

Ready, Set… Pillow Fight!

An all-women pillow fight club is winning fans with their feminist, punk-rock fight nights. For the women involved, the East Van Pillow Fight Club is a chance to challenge themselves and connect to a community. By Emma Smith & Katelyn Verstraten

The Vancouver Global Game Jam

The Vancouver Global Game Jam

The UBC recently hosted the 2013 Global Game Jam, the most important event for the game designing community in Vancouver. We followed, Rafael Vásquez, an independent developer, to see if he could take a game from concept to completion with the relentless pressure of a 48-hour deadline. By Sebastian Salamanca

Dollars to doughnuts

Dollars to doughnuts

He fought long odds, but local entrepreneur Jordan Cash rallied partners, investors and the public to support his dream of bringing gourmet doughnuts to Vancouver. By Sachi Wickramasinghe, Mike Wallberg and Jeremy Cothran

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

A free theatre group in the Downtown Eastside gives children a chance to perform, make friends and build confidence. By Stephanie Kelly and Kirsty Matthews

Fight Like A Girl

Fight Like A Girl

The East Van Pillow Fight Club is Canada’s only operating pillow fight club. The club is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia and was founded in May 2012. With events several times a year, pillow fighting is taking over the Downtown Eastside. By Blake Murphy and Maryse Zeidler

48 Hours Remain: A Weekend at the Vancouver Global Game Jam

48 Hours Remain: A Weekend at the Vancouver Global Game Jam

Scott Inglis didn’t expect to be leading a team of eight creating a game he thought up on the spot, but at the 2013 Vancouver Global Game Jam, that’s exactly what happened. By Matt Meuse

Roll over, Beethoven

Roll over, Beethoven

Vancouver-born Vicky Chow travels the world playing contemporary music. But for a recent premiere of a major new work, she decided to come home. By Arman Kazemi and Matt Parsons

Vicky Chow: Vancouver’s virtuoso

Vicky Chow: Vancouver’s virtuoso

Vicky Chow was chosen by composer Steve Reich to give the North America premiere of his new piece, Piano Counterpoint. By Joel Barde and Reyhana Heatherington

The VanDolls

The VanDolls

Members of the VanDolls burlesque troupe talk about their personal struggles and how burlesque has helped them cope. Though this type of performance is controversial, it’s a creative outlet that allows them to feel empowered. By Rachel Bergen and Britney Dennison

The VanDolls: behind the pasties

The VanDolls: behind the pasties

Two years ago, seven women founded the VanDolls after taking a becoming burlesque course. They found in burlesque the perfect way to express their feminism and to develop their inner creativity. By Carlos Tello and Aurora Tejeida

The Human Library: Talking to Books

The Human Library: Talking to Books

At a human library, you can chat with a stranger who represents a community not well understood by the general public. Watch Rachel “borrow” a Butterfly Boy, Transgendered Poet and Medium at Vancouver’s first human library presented by the PuSh Festival. By Tiffany Kwong and Chris Lane

Mobile living

Mobile living

Angela came up with a creative solution for dealing with Vancouver’s high rental rates: living in her RV. She’s been living in her vehicle for nine years and, as an older woman, worries about what her housing future looks like in one of the world’s most unaffordable cities. By Aleksandra Sagan and Calyn Shaw

Live collective

Live collective

Living collectively means sharing chores and costs, but at the Beehive collective house, you also need to share the same social and environmental values. Sara Ross, a Beehive member for three years, will take us through some of the perks and pitfalls of collective living in East Vancouver. By Farida Hussain

Art as a means of survival

Art as a means of survival

Gachet is not your typical Downtown Eastside art gallery in Vancouver. It is a place for people battling mental illness to be part of a community and develop their art. For Eric “Leef Evans” Howker, the gallery helped him overcome his depression and launch into a successful career as an artist. But with new condominiums […]

Sight unseen

Sight unseen

Blind photography might seem an oxymoron. But islander Ken Gray points his lens to reveal a vast canvas of possibility beyond the shutter to capture the world in a whole new light. By Chelsea Blazer and Chris Reynolds

Cowichan Bay digs slow living

Cowichan Bay digs slow living

The small town of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island has made a big impression for its efforts to promote local and sustainable food production. It is the first Cittaslow, or Slow City, in North America. Robyn Smith, Vivian Luk and Yvonne Robertson look at how one town has found an alternative to fast-paced living, and […]

Stanley Park strives to balance ecology and tourism

Stanley Park strives to balance ecology and tourism

Tourism Vancouver is expecting more visitors this year, one reason being the recent international exposure from the Olympic games. Though this is good news for the local economy, this influx in tourism comes with an unexpected price for the city’s natural beauty. Jes Abeita, Rebecca Cheung and Ursula Diaz produced this report.

Urban farms struggle to provide low-cost food

Urban farms struggle to provide low-cost food

The SOLEfood Farm in East Vancouver is part of a larger project to provide locally grown food in Vancouver’s poorest neighbourhood. However, it is finding it hard to grow produce at a cost that is affordable to the people in the area. The farm is only able to offer only six jobs to Downtown Eastside […]

Variety is the key ingredient for vegetarians

Variety is the key ingredient for vegetarians

While a vegetarian diet has its benefits, simply replacing your chicken with chard isn’t enough. The key to proper vegetarianism is supplementing the nutrients lost when animal-based foods are removed. Mike Green, Brooke Hykaway and Jessica Michielin take a bite out of the equation that vegetarianism automatically equals healthy.

Chickens to roost in Vancouver backyards

Chickens to roost in Vancouver backyards

Chickens in Vancouver face a vote at city council deciding the conditions for keeping them in backyards. For some chicken owners, the new regulations could be a curse, rather than a blessing. Daniel Hallen has the story.

The broadcast of the future

The broadcast of the future

The journalism industry is evolving, and at the forefront of this shift are students from UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism. For this television broadcast, we broke the conventional rules of reporting. We engaged with unique storytelling formats and experimented with diverse shooting and editing techniques. The end result is a host of videos that showcase […]

Battle of the billboards

Battle of the billboards

Format: Reporter vs. Reporter Watch as reporters Sarah Berman and Megan Stewart go head-to-head over issues surrounding the Squamish First Nation’s plan to erect a billboard at the south end of the Burrard Street Bridge. Critics say the billboard will threaten driver safety, but advocates believe the Squamish First Nation have the right to develop […]

Reducing your pet’s eco paw print

Reducing your pet’s eco paw print

Format: Satire A new book titled Time to Eat the Dog? reveals just how detrimental your pooch’s meat-eating diet can be to the environment. In this video, reporter Sarah Stenabaugh investigates how far Vancouverites are willing to go to reduce their pet’s eco-paw print. Produced by: Katie Hyslop, Karen Moxley and Sarah Stenabaugh.

Water-wise Vancouver

Water-wise Vancouver

Format: Process This piece combines traditional news with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the story. You’ll witness the choices, decisions and events that helped shape Brent Wittmeier’s coverage of Vancouver’s plan to reduce city water consumption. Produced by: Brandi Cowen, Faiza Zia Khan, Aaron Tam and Brent Wittmeier.

Government slashes support to families with autistic children

Government slashes support to families with autistic children

Format: Investigative Of all the formats, the investigative piece is our most traditional. Kevin Suavé takes an in-depth look at how provincial funding cuts to the Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) autistic treatment program are impacting families across the province. Produced by: Josh Dehaas, Erin Empey and Kevin Sauvé.

Open and closed doors: accessibility in Vancouver

Open and closed doors: accessibility in Vancouver

Format: Camera-swap In this story, you’ll witness the city of Vancouver through a new vantage point.  The video was shot with two different cameras. Reporters Darren Fleet and Magally Zelaya handed over one of their cameras to their subject—a UBC PhD student who suffers from spina bifida and is in a wheelchair. The reporters then […]

November newscast

November newscast

This newscast produced by UBC journalism students is in a traditional format and features stories from in and around Vancouver. In the show you will find a report on the British Columbia’s proposed harmonized sales tax, the Dalai Lama’s visit to Vancouver, funding cuts to the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Lower Mainland’s newest […]

J-students’ investigative documentary on e-waste

J-students’ investigative documentary on e-waste

A clip from the UBC journalism students’ documentary, Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground, that aired on PBS Frontline/World’s season finale on June 23 2009. It was produced through funding from a $1 million gift to UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism from the Mindset Foundation. The team of UBC graduate journalism students investigating e-waste in three countries […]

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Angela came up with a creative solution for dealing with Vancouver’s high rental rates: living in her RV. She’s been living in her vehicle for nine years and, as an older woman, worries about what her housing future looks like in one of the world’s most unaffordable cities.

By Aleksandra Sagan and Calyn Shaw

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