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Brandon Woo

Brandon is a Grade 10 student at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. An opinionated person, he found himself attracted to journalism as a positive outlet for his thoughts on current events. In writing, he hopes to both educate others and learn new things about the world that he has come to love.

[email protected] Change inspires youth to confront violence, poverty and climate change

What would you like to see different in the world, in your community, or in yourself?

Young Canadian diplomats get an early start with Model United Nations

At the Canadian High Schools Model United Nations Conference, Samantha Millar shared with youth what Model United Nations did for her – and what Model United Nations could do for them.

Mayor Gregor Robertson signs Walk21 International Charter for Walking

On Sunday, Vancouverites gathered at Olympic Village for Mayor Gregor Robertson’s opening reception of the 2011 Walk21 International Conference on Walking and Livable Communities.

Me in Media: how media fosters the inclusion of minorities

Vancouverites gathered at Me in Media seeking answers about media and its role in defining society.

Vancouver youth discuss 2011 Stanley Cup riot at forum

In response to the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot, youth from all across Metro Vancouver gathered at the downtown Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library to share their opinions with each...

Redefining success: an overachiever's view

My Planning 10 teacher taught the students in my class how to answer interview questions this year, but there was one question that particularly stood out to me: “Do you consider yourself successful...

National Aboriginal Awareness Celebration celebrates dynamic First Nations culture

On Sunday, a large crowd gathered together at Canada Place for the National Aboriginal Awareness Celebration to enjoy dance and music performances. Organized by the Aboriginal Tourism...