Blog Posts from June, 2017

Get your first job this summer

School’s out for summer! Students couldn’t be more excited for the dog days of summer to start–especially after such a long and wet winter. Although...

Canada Day 2017: Let's look to the future

Canada Day 2017 was one of reflection, many celebrations around the city looked back at the 150 years since Confederation and many more celebrated...

Celebrating Canada 150+

Saturday marks the 150th year of Confederation for Canada, but around Vancouver we're celebrating Canada 150+. If you're not sure what's going on, we...

Tell me about yourself – a simple guide to the dreaded interview question

"So, tell me about yourself." It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Ok, while it’s important to tell a story, the employer is not...

YWCA AGM 2017: A Recap

“History may well be a series of stories we tell about the past, but the stories are not just any stories. They're not chosen by chance. “ – Thomas...

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day 2017

This year, Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, but our history runs much longer than that. You may already be familiar with the...

Being a present father

Some of my fondest memories as a child were staying up late with my dad and watching old tough guy movies on the CBC. He had grown up on the streets...

Hypermasculinization: What it is and why it’s a problem

Hypermasculinity is a term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behaviour, emphasizing physical strength, aggression and sexuality. It relates...

We found this ad at a local high school

Remember when we talked about media literacy and how it helps you break through the noise of advertising? We found this ad hanging in a local high...

Finding yourself before you find a job

Whether you are just starting out on your career path or looking for a change in direction after several years, it is important to know what you want...