All In Your Mind: How mindful and meditative practices are gaining mainstream momentum

Techniques help combat struggles with stress and mental health This article was originally featured on CBC News as a part of the Read-Mercer Fellowship program with Langara College. BY Cass Lucke As mental health becomes a growing concern in communities across the world, many people are turning to the techniques of mindfulness and meditation, which they say …

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Richmond trustees know less than expected about national Indigenous day of remembrance

  School Board trustees had a lot of questions regarding Orange Shirt Day events The president of the Richmond Teachers’ Association says she was surprised to learn at least two school trustees had little knowledge of a na   tion-wide day to remember the wrongs done to Indigenous people at residential schools. President Liz Baverstock …

Citizens fight to save art galleries

525 Great Northern Way occupants unite against building's possible demolition Along with a group of devoted citizens, Great Northern Way’s Monte Clark and Equinox Gallery members are taking the responsibility of preserving building 525 into their own hands. A website called save525.ca has been developed by locals and members of the galleries with the intent …

A cheaper start to the school year for Langara students

During this fall’s Welcome Week, Langara College is bringing in resources to help students save money from September 5 to September 8. Langara’s bookstore is presenting Textbook Buyback allowing students to return their used textbooks for cash. “[The exchange] is right on campus where all the students are,” says Sukhpreet, “so we don’t need to …

Whitecaps hope to score their first win in Saturday’s LA Galaxy game

Despite a rocky start to the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps are emerging from their bye, well rested and ready to bounce back for this weekend’s game against the LA Galaxy. Home-field advantage hasn’t helped the Caps yet, with a draw and a loss at BC Place early in the season. Saturday’s game will be at …

Fighting addiction one laugh at a time

 Local comedian Mark Hughes is helping solve Vancouver’s illicit drug overdose crisis one laugh at a time.    As a recovering addict himself who has lost people to overdose, Hughes organized a second safe injection comedy fundraiser at Pat’s Pub and Brewhouse last night, after the first in December. The aim is to raise money for …

Black History Month award winner repays her community

Fuelled by motivation to give back to her community, Joy Gyamfi radiates compassion through every aspect of her life. Her contributions to Black Lives Matter Vancouver and her work at Gordon Neighbourhood House (GNH) prompted Gyamfi’s boss at GNH Paul Taylor, to nominate her for the Black History Month proclamation. Gyamfi was shocked when Taylor informed her that she had not …

Langara’s first sexual assault policy has been finalized

Langara has developed a new sexual assault policy that defines sexual consent and harassment, and outlines procedures and services now available to victims. Workshops teaching Langara faculty and students about disclosing incidents, and developing boundaries and assertiveness skills started yesterday, Feb. 22. Last year, the provincial government passed Bill 23 requiring that all B.C. post-secondary …