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Tourism During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games

- In 2003, Vancouver was awarded host city of the XXI Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to take place in 2010. A worldwide event of such magnitude resulted in significant economic and social effects on Canada’s tourism industry and society as a whole. This essay will explore these effects, highlighting both the positive and negative effects of Olympic tourism on Vancouver. It will begin by deconstructing Vancouver’s promotional material of the Games, to reveal specific advertising intentions. Furthermore, it will draw upon relevant sociological theorists to critically analyze the phenomenon of a tourist event of such magnitude, and the social issues it can raise....   [tags: vancouver's tourism, winter games, olympics]

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The Recent Wave of Hong Kong Immigrants into Vancouver

- The Recent Wave of Hong Kong Immigrants into Vancouver      This paper is concerned with the recent wave of Hong Kong immigrants into Vancouver. The stage is set for this discussion by first explaining some background behind Canadian immigration policy and then discussing the history of Chinese immigrants in Vancouver. From these discussions we are informed that Canadian immigration policy was historically ethnocentric and only began to change in the late 1960s. It was at this point that we see a more multicultural group of immigrants into our nation....   [tags: Immigration Vancouver Prejudice Essays]

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Impacts of Tourism in Vancouver

- Tourism is an endeavour sought by an individual or a party of individuals, which leads to a movement from one place to another with the idealism of a specific task, to visit a place or several places with the primary purpose of achieving entertainment and increasing knowledge of countries, cultures, and their history. The expression ‘largest industry in the world’ is universally used with mention to tourism, ensuring its recognition as the largest generator of wealth (over 11.7% of the global gross domestic product) and employment (7% of the world’s jobs); this shows that tourism is indeed an important industry that depends on culture and legacy.(Budeanu, 2002) Vancouver is feasibly one of t...   [tags: Tourism]

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Overall Analysis For Vancouver Olympics

- Overall Analysis For Vancouver Olympics This section of my research presents a brief summary of Vancouver Olympics as an event in terms of sustainability. The Vancouver Olympics climate related goals included LEED certified, energy-efficient venues; the use of renewable and green energy for its power needs; and relying on public transit during the Games – all of which were achieved (Vancouver 2010 2009). VANOC was also successful in diverting 85% of the waste generated during the games to the landfills through various waste reduction, recycling and reusing strategies....   [tags: Event Analysis ]

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Vancouver and its Environment

- Introduction Vancouver is known as a city of booming economy and natural beauty. Both were highlighted by the 2010 Winter Olympic Games: the economy in the ability to host the games and nature in the advertisements for the games. These commercials focused as much on the soaring mountains and lush forests as they did on the city itself. “To the untrained eye, Vancouver is one of those rare cities which seems to have achieved a delicate balance between urban development and scenic preservation.”[2.9] However, this natural beauty can be viewed as causing issues for the development of the city....   [tags: economy, nature, transportation, bogs, mountains]

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Vancouver Bicycle Rental System

- In response to the research report, this draft outlines my basic blueprint to research bicycle rental system. The research will lead to the recommendation of building a bicycle rental transportation system in Vancouver. Introduction From today to the future year 2030, it is appropriate to estimate that Vancouver population will increase by more than one million. Vancouver public transportation will hardly bear the pressure due to the largely increase in population. Other than population pressure, the public transportation is criticised by huge carbon emissions as well....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Vancouver

- Location: Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and the second largest in the Pacific Northwest region. It is a coastal city and major seaport located in the Lower Mainland of south western British Columbia, Canada. Population: The population of the city of Vancouver is 578,041 and the population of Metro Vancouver is 2,116,581. Vancouver is ethnically diverse, with 52% of city residents and 43% of Metro residents having a first language other than English. With a population of about 600,000 (BC Stats estimate), Vancouver lies in a region of more than 2 million people....   [tags: British Columbia Canada]

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Vocabulary of Motives Regarding the Vancouver and Olympic Protests

- ... Through this specific article we are also to see the beginning of a common theme in all of the articles. People use vocabularies of motives for two forms of accounts; excuses and justifications. Finally through this specific article we see the division between deviance and the “normalized population”. The protestors are not using their motives to become entirely deviant, it states they respect the Olympic committee and will protest in a peaceful matter. When we consider the Russia Olympic Committee (or the Russia society) and the reasoning behind why this activity is occurring, we note a number of what Matza and Sykes call “Techniques of neutralization”....   [tags: anti-gay, terrorist, criminology ]

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Urban Survey of Vancouver

- Urban Survey of Vancouver I live in downtown. It is the heart of the Vancouver. It’s always busy and there are a lot of people on the streets most of the time. I believe that in my area everywhere you look you can see elements that identify that this is urban and is a part of Vancouver. The most obvious elements in downtown is of course would the high buildings. These are mostly the offices of the companies that may base in British Columbia, but also outside the British Columbia’s boundaries. These building are usually tall building, some of them have the logo of the company or companies on top of the front entrance or on the top of the building....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Land Use in the District of North Vancouver

- Introduction Land use in the district of North Vancouver has been a very sensitive issue for many years. In this area, population growth has been substantial, especially because of the area's popular outdoor recreation opportunities. It is this relationship between population pressure and outdoor 'green zones'1 that is at the heart of the conflict in North Vancouver district. Residents are very passionate about, and emotionally attached to, the natural mountainous surroundings. Thus, when development plans were slated for Mountain Forest and Cove Forest, residents did not want development to take place in 'their forests.' The critical question is, how to incorporate influxes of people into...   [tags: Canada Environment Land Development]

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The One-Card: The One Access to Most Vancouver Community Centres

- The One-Card is a program created by the Vancouver Park Board to allow Vancouver residents the chance to own a free universal membership card to use all the Vancouver community centres. All community centres, with regards to a few other centres opposed to the One-Card, will carry through with the free Card. The purpose of the membership is to provide more recreational facilities for possible Vancouver residents, including low-income families, to use and help gain access to the One-Card. There are a few community centres such as Killarney, Kerrisdale, Kensington, Sunset, Hastings, and Hillcrest (Ip, A.13), but majority of the Vancouver community centres and the Vancouver Park Board view the...   [tags: Lower Mainland, Long Term Goals]

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Hosting The Olympic Games: The Big Owe

- Despite we are at the end of May, the memory of the latest Winter Olympics held in Sochi is still fresh and vivid. Olympics is always focus of the whole world. No matter how many times the country has been the host, the entire nation will still be anxious to win the bidding and land the Games. Obviously, Olympics is like a huge parade getting the whole world involved to enjoy those high competitive sports games; meanwhile, it also has a huge and profound influence on the country’s economics for a long time....   [tags: sochi, canada, vancouver]

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How to Make the Malahat Safer

- ... Although the idea of a bridge as an alternate route to Victoria seems like a logical choice that would also create a more convenient option to get to the Victoria international airport and to Swartz bay ferry routes, the reality of building a bridge in this area is very complex and the financial cost although undetermined has been said to be extreme, not to mention the substantial cost environmentally. The Sannich inlet is not only very wide and deep, but lies in a seismic and environmentally sensitive area....   [tags: mountain highway on Vancouver Island]

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Urban Elite Theory

- Theoretical Lenses I. Urban Elite Theory Urban elite theory will provide students with a theoretical lens by which to understand the redevelopment projects initiated in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver during the lead-up to the 2010 Olympic Games. Urban elite theory extends the scope of classical elite theory by adding that a metropolis is divided by its physical districts based on class distinctions (Darity et. al., 2008). The presence and power of elites, however, is not seen as entirely negative according to this theoretical perspective....   [tags: Development, Politics, Vancouver]

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Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games Bid

- Benefiting the host city with improved infrastructure, increased employment, and good public image, the Olympics have had, statistically, a positive economic effect on host cities from 1972 to 2000 (Preuß 5). In 1984, Los Angeles declared an economic surplus as a result of hosting the Olympic Games. The number of cities vying for ensuing bids has increased since 1984. Vancouver, considering these benefits, is actively pursuing the 2010 Winter Games Bid. Supported by Ottawa, the British Columbia provincial government, and the cities of Vancouver and Whistler, the Vancouver bid committee is spending thirty million dollars to finance the bid....   [tags: Sociology]

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Solid Waste Management

- Policy is needed to regulate which course of action should be taken and how it should be implemented. Because of this, many plans and policies revolving around the management of solid waste have been put in place. Sometimes however, a particular policy can have its shortfalls, potentially resulting in its negative aspects outweighing the positive ones. According to the Conference Board of Canada Report, “Canadians dispose of more municipal solid waste per capita than any other country” (2013). Solid waste management in particular, involves many aspects, ranging from packaging waste, food waste, etc....   [tags: Waste, Trash, Management, Policies]

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Poor Working Condition for Chinese People in Canada During the Early 1900's

- For many decades, Chinese individuals immigrated to Canada until the 1870s, however the explanation for the arrival of Chinese immigrants was the desire to immigrate to Vancouver due to the promise of labor on the continental railway that brought the Chinese to Canada in massive numbers. Railway homeowners argued that they must hire Asian railway employees because nobody else should do the harmful and tough work of railroad building. However, other British Canadians had other reasons behind hiring asian labourers, and a certain attitude towards this group resulted in a tension which led to this historical event in this province....   [tags: railroads, wages, riot]

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What Are the Changes that Chinese Immigrants Brought to Canada in the Past Decades?

- In the past few decades, an increasing number of Asian immigrants are moving to Canada. “It is well know that many recent immigrants to Canada choose to live in Canada’s largest cities, in particular, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal” (McDonald, 2004) They are creating a new Canada which is described as the New Pacific. Among all places of birth for the immigrants who come to Canada in the recent years, the People Republic of China is always on the top. Chinese has become the “visible minority” in the Canadian Society....   [tags: Language Capital, Shopping Centers]

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What Are the Changes that Chinese Immigrants Brought to Canada in the Past Decades

- Introduction In the past few decades, an increasing number of Asian immigrants are moving to Canada. “It is well know that many recent immigrants to Canada choose to live in Canada’s largest cities, in particular, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal” (McDonald, 2004) They are creating a new Canada which is described as the New Pacific. Among all places of birth for the immigrants who arrive Canada in the recent years, the People Republic of China is always on the top. Chinese has become the “visible minority” in the Canadian Society....   [tags: economic performance, Language capital, education]

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Implementing a Road Price to Reduce Traffic Congestion in Stockholm

- “70 percent of the population in Stockholm wants to keep a price for something that used to be free”, said Jonas Eliasson who is an expert in the field of modeling traffic flow, analyzing commuters’ travel plans and factors that can influence people’s travel decisions (Eliasson, 2012). Who would have thought. People, like you and I, would actually accept the idea of paying to drive. With the ever-increasing number of residents in the Lower Mainland, it is an unfortunate but inevitable shortcoming that we, as urban residents, have to accept that road congestion is around us....   [tags: public transit, carpool]

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Coal Harbor Real Estate – A Good Investment Option

- Coal harbor is a small section situated between Canada’s downtown peninsula (Vancouver) and Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. It derived its name when coal was discovered in 1862 in the harbor. Vancouver Harbor Water Aerodrome can be found in this place. Coal Harbor real estate is very interesting. The northwestern section of land contains a community center, boating and rowing clubs, private marinas and parkland while in the southeast and Georgia Street, the neighborhood comprises of apartments and high rise buildings....   [tags: Real Estate]

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Asians Looking Again At Comercial Real Estate

- \ Commentary on the article: Asian looking again at Commercial real estate In the beginning of the last year, Taiwanese and Singaporeans came to Vancouver with a lot of money looking for prospects in the real estate market. These business people were looking for rental building, which were the "hot ticket" in real estate according to Vancouver relater John Gee The part of the city, which is attracting these buyers, is the West End of Vancouver, where the vacancy rate is about 1%....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Iconic Muse, Yet Forgotten Artist: Vera Olivia Weatherbie

- The Group of Seven is arguably made up of Canada’s most famous artists. Best known for their landscape paintings, there are few portraits that have become national Canadian icons, including Frederick Varley’s Vera (1930). Perhaps the most highly regarded of all Canadian portraits, the rendering of this mysterious woman sparks our curiosity through her captivating eyes and coy smile. She reappears in many of Varley’s paintings, and photographs by John Vanderpant, and later Harold Mortimer Lamb. An inspirational muse to many famous Canadian artists, her own worth as an artist is often underrated....   [tags: Group Of Seven, Canadian Artist, Art Analysis]

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Canadian Modern Dance: Anna Wyman Dance Theatre

- Introduction It is surprising for an individual to meet a famous person in the neighborhood or in a vacation resort, but how much more surprising it is for a person to get a job with a notable individual. I was shocked when as a new immigrant I got a job at The Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts and I was privileged to work with a Canadian choreographer, dancer and the Artistic Director, Anna Wyman. Through my work with her, I was able to explore the history of Canadian modern dance and to learn about my employer’s significant offerings to it....   [tags: immigrant culture, california]

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The Options Fairview Has to Offer

- ... Vancouver is slowly turning the PNE into a park called Hastings Park, and this park will be the city’s second largest park. ("Hastings - Sunrise"). Hastings has the New Brighton pool which is Vancouver’s oldest public pool, and it was established in 1936 (“Hastings - Sunrise”). Many “firsts” occurred in this neighbourhood, and these include Vancouver’s first telephone, hotel, museum, road, post office, wharf, and subdivision (“Hastings - Sunrise”). Hastings has been growing steadily and now it is known as a diverse and quiet working class neighbourhood....   [tags: neighborhood, False Creek & Granville Island]

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My Olympic Experience

- Attending the Olympics is a pursuit both aggravating and exhilarating. This paradox characterized my experience of the games. There will always be more exciting events to attend, but that does not diminish the intense allure of the biggest party in the world, whether or not there is anything to enjoy in it. The Vancouver Olympic events both sporting and cultural were characterized by agonizingly long lines, hyper-dense crowds, and expensive, often unobtainable tickets. While the list of free activities offered in the lower mainland warranted its own guidebook, those partaking in these events deserved a gold medal in waiting....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Steveston Village and Deep Cove- Canadian Tourist Attractions

- Nowadays, lower mainland tourist attractions are one of the most attractive tourist destinations for people to go travel. They always locate just beside the big cities, but you can get many special things you can’t get in the big cities, such as the natural environment, local building, fresh air and peaceful feeling. Many people like to relax in the lower mainland tourist attractions at weekend. Vancouver is a city full of good lower mainland tourist attractions. Steveston Village and Deep Cove are two of the most famous lower mainland tourist attractions in Vancouver....   [tags: Canada, tourism]

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The Trial of a Serial Killer: Robert Pickton

- A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it, (Lapham, 1985). Unfortunately, such acts of rampage have become a prevalent factor in the Canadian culture. As a result of endless media coverage, Canadians now are constantly bombarded with countless images of violence. Many of which often portray a victim avenging their opponent by force....   [tags: Research Paper]

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Aboriginal Canadians and The Criminal Justice System

- No community in Canada comes into conflict with criminal justice system officials more disproportionately than Aboriginals (Dickson-Gilmore, 2011, p.77). Indeed, Aboriginal Canadians are often subject to both overt and unintended discrimination from Canadian law enforcement due in large part to institutionalized reputations as chronic substance abusers who are incapable of reform (Dickson-Gilmore, 2011, p.77-78). One of the more startling contemporary examples of this is the case of Frank Paul; a Mi’kmaq Canadian who was left to die in a Vancouver alley by officers of the Vancouver Police Department after being denied refuge in a police “drunk tank”....   [tags: criminal justice, chronic substance abusers]

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Civic Election

- Civic Election On November 16, 2002, many British Columbians will head to the voting booth for the civic election. The question is, whom will they vote for. Will it be Larry Campbell, the leader of the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE). Valerie Maclean, leader of the Vancouver Civic Action TEAM (VCA). Or Jennifer Clarke, leader of the Non-Partisan Association (NPA). Conservative Larry Campbell will this year lead a party whose focus is environmental issues. Campbell, along with his party would like to develop Vancouver's economy, reduce energy consumption, and address climate change....   [tags: Papers]

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Canadian Serial Killer: Robert Pickton

- A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it. Unfortunately, such acts of rampage have become a prevalent factor in the Canadian culture. As a result of endless media coverage, Canadians now are constantly bombarded with numerous images of violence. Many of which often portray a victim avenging their opponent by means of force....   [tags: Violence, Canada, society, aggression]

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Why Are Both Public and Private Interests within Cities Becoming Increasingly Supporting of Creating a Gay Space?

- Why are both public and private interests within cities becoming increasingly supportive of the creation of “gay space”. Based on the public interest, “gay space” is important to support creative and high-tech industries. San Francisco, Washington, and San Diego, are all designed as high-tech areas in United States. According to Harvard University economist Edward Glaeser’s statistical analysis, gay workers do a better job than heterosexual (?) individual (Gates & Florida, 2002). Thus, creating diversity and inclusiveness within the population of high-tech industry areas can help to attract creativity and talent in a wide labor pool....   [tags: diversity and inclusiveness, safer areas]

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Creative Writing: From Stranger to Stranger

- From Stranger to Stranger Late. I was late, very late. My flight was at 9:30, and it was 9:15, and I have not left my house yet. I frantically threw everything into my car, not caring much about the content, and drove away as quickly as I could. I arrived at the airport at 9:25, only to find out my flight had been delayed and pushed to 11:00. So, to pass the time I tried to organize my bags a bit more. I was always the type of person to freak out before trips. I always manage to buy just about everything that says, “Travel Sized” or, “Convenient for travel!” on them....   [tags: narrative and dialogue essays]

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Fixed Needle Exchange Shutdown

- This article outlines, through studies and research, how the shut down of the only fixed needle exchange in Victoria affects the social welfare of those needing to use clean sterilized needles. Due to complaints of the hazard issues and public disturbances from neighbours the fixed needle exchange shut down (Cleverley, 2010). As a result, there has been an increase in dirty needle usage which is causing an increase in health hazards, more than that of Vancouver (Cleverley, 2010). The sharing and use of dirty needles contributes to the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, which is a huge concern when it comes to public health (Cleverley, 2010)....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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How British Imperial Immigration Policies Created the Ghadar Movement

- The Ghadar movement was an Indian Nationalist movement that grew out of a need to destroy the oppressive, Economic, Social, Legal and Racial limits thrust upon the Indian immigrants in the early 20th century North American West Coast. In the early 1900s, a few thousand South Asian pioneers, around 95% of them Punjabi Sikhs, voyaged mainly to British Columbia and California to seek economic opportunity. Over there they met with an inability to own land, were confined to all male labour gangs, denied justice and inaccurately categorized into an inferior and immutable ethnic group....   [tags: indian nationalist movement, oppression, racism]

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The Inspiration that is Sweeping the Nation: Marianas Trench

- Marianas Trench is not only the deepest known spot in the ocean; it is also a Vancouver-based rock band. The band consists of guitarist Matt Webb, bassist Mike Ayley, drummer Ian Casselman, and lead singer Josh Ramsay. Marianas Trench has had major success in Canada and is now moving towards the United States of America (USA). Originally, the band Marianas Trench was called Ramsay Fiction. Marianas Trench contributed a song, Alibis, to the spring 2007 soundtrack for ABC Family's sci-fi show Kyle XY....   [tags: Deepest Spot in the Ocean, Water, Sea]

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The Journey of Traveling and The Study Abroad

- ... From the zero point to Vancouver city just took one month. The story behind this flash moment I kind of did everything without asking my parents, just take my passport and the paper that I need to get school acceptance and Visa approval, and apply. Back home we have some offices that take care of everything you need to get your visa and school paper done. Couple weeks later I got all what I need and then I called a “family meeting” and surprised them by saying “I am going to Canada to complete my study there”....   [tags: tours, countries, culture]

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Balanced School Year: Reduces Summer Learning Loss

- The BC Ministry of Education recently allowed for flexibility in how school districts choose to organize their school calendars. BC School Districts currently follow a traditional school year calendar with students attending school approximately 190 days, most with a two week break in winter and spring and two months off during the summer months. “This model was very practical when the school calendar was designed to accommodate children with the needs of an agricultural economy” (qtd in Webb 5), and can be “described by some as outdated and irrelevant in today’s society” (Winter 401)....   [tags: Education ]

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The Dark Side of the Olympics

- The Olympics are an inspiration to many people. Olympics give young people an opportunity to dream that it could one day be them standing on the podium. They have the power to unite people from around the world to celebrate with pride the achievements of amateur athletes. This all sounds great but there is a dark side to the Olympics that needs to be considered. What used to be a celebration of amateur sport has turned into a commercial enterprise that caters to the interests of the wealthy and big business over the average citizen....   [tags: Olympics, ]

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The Art Lover by Robert Amos

- Gallery Exhibit and Review Early 20th century Canadian art has a fascinating and intertwining past, which is explored and discovered through guest curator Robert Amos’ exhibition Harold Mortimer- Lamb: The Art Lover at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV). The exhibit explores the life and activities of photographer, writer, painter, art patron, promoter and collector, Harold Mortimer-Lamb (Amos, Print, 2). He was a man of many parts in Canadian Art and this exhibit explores his influence by utilizing artworks and writings from Harold and Vera Mortimer-Lambs’ estate of over one hundred and ninety two pieces donated to the AGGV in 1978....   [tags: canadian art, gallery exhibit]

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Prostitution Should Be Illegal in Canada

- ... Pimps can be charged with an applicable offence that includes sexual assault, uttering threats, intimidation, and forcible confinement. A ‘missing people’ article dated back in April of 2000 reported a pimp named Barry Thomas Niedermier, 43, had something to do with 27 prostitutes that were missing in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has a bad history with the law, once involving himself pimping a 14 year-old girl in the streets. According to the Canadian law, child prostitution is illegal under the Bill C-27....   [tags: sexual services, women, desperate for money]

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Violence in Sports

- Violence is defined as the use of excessive physical force, which causes or has obvious potential to cause harm or destruction to an individual. Violence in sports comes in many forms, and divides into social and cultural factors related to the sport ethic, gender ideology, the dynamics of social class and race, and the tactics used in sports. Violence in sports has gone too far because sports violence has become so severe in sports, that players are injured each years. However, in sports some violence has become entertaining for the fans and fans would begin their own violence around with other fans that support opposing teams to win....   [tags: Sports Violence ]

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Women´s Movement in Canada

- Many Canadian women in the twentieth century took their given human rights for granted, and little did they know that just merely 50 years ago, women had to fight for their rights on freedom to abort a child and equal wages on identical vocations. Before the Women’s Movement began, women have been considered to have the submissive, secondary role. Women’s Rights have seen drastic changes as women realized their potential to do everything men can do. Canadians have fought determinedly for their changed views on women’s rights during the Feminist Movement on subjects such as legalizing abortion, decriminalizing birth control education and usage, and also through establishing the Royal Commissi...   [tags: Abortion, Birth Control]

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Seattle's Downfall

- The Pacific Northwest is like no other in steps to success and the Northwest we know currently. The discovery of Vancouver, and confrontation with British, the conflicts with Natives and solutions to those conflicts, as well as the growth and achievement of its largest city of the time, Seattle, helped create and enforce the society and economy of which we have today. However the settlement of the Washington and Oregon territories came after the settlement of the colony Vancouver, Canada. Firstly, the Forty-Ninth parallel is the line at which Canada and America are separated, is surpassed by southern most part of Canada, Vancouver....   [tags: Washington Seattle History]

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An Analysis of Serial Killing and Sexual Sadism Applying Robert Pickton as a Case Study

- Robert William “Willie” Pickton is currently serving a life sentence for the second degree murder of six British Columbian women. Although convicted for the murders of six victims, physical and forensic evidence for thirty-three women was uncovered at Pickton’s Port Coquitlam pig farm which served as the crime scene for his murders. Numerous other missing women, mostly marginalized prostitutes with chronic drug addiction, from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside area remain unaccounted for. It is not unreasonable to assume that they too, met the same disturbing fate as the other murder victims....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Art and Methods Used in KIMSOOJA Unfolding

- ... Her performances were recorded with video camera with immense amount of energy so as to interact with the world. In the show “Kimsooja Unfolding” at Vancouver Art Gallery, there were many incredible videos and the fabric works. But out of all those works, I consider the most interesting work is “Cities on the move- 2727 kilometer bottari truck”, a single-channel 7 minutes 33 seconds long silent video projection. In the video, the highly talented and creative Kimsooja is portraying a blue truck loaded with multi colored bundles or bottari of textiles piled up one another like a mountain....   [tags: textiles, migration, culture]

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Student Biographies: Online Global Interdependence Literature Circles

- Student Biographies Online Global Interdependence Literature Circles Through literate conversations, we believe we can begin to understand and empathize with the realities of our world in a richer way. Hey Andrea, we were sharing this today with the group and the subject of privacy etc. came up. Although only members can see these bios, kids can copy and paste off the site, so we added a bunch of stuff here. We thought this would be a good opportunity to talk to the kids about internet safety....   [tags: Lesson Plan]

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Mental Toughness in Sport: Michelle Steele's Story

- Based on the Article outlining Michelle Steele’s story of pushing through a challenging scenario, it is clear that this young athlete has a very strong will and great determination. She shows considerable mental toughness in the response to the Vancouver team selections, which as a young athlete was hard to comprehend. The Skeleton event is a very dangerous but is a thrilling event that gives the competitor an adrenaline rush. A group of characteristics have been associated with an athlete’s ability to show the optimal level mental toughness (Jones, 2007)....   [tags: sports medicine and psychology]

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Mortality of Reintroduced or Trans-Located Animals

- A major impediment to recovering declining populations successfully is the mortality of reintroduced or trans-located animals. It is of the general assumption that captive-born animals might lose their anti-predator behaviour abilities in captivity, but studies rarely compare predator recognition abilities of captive-born and wild-captured animals to test this. Predators often kill reintroduced and trans-located animals, and this mortality is often a considerable hindrance for successful population recovery....   [tags: captivity, predator, annti-predator skills, MIS]

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Proposal for a Coal Mining Project

- Executive Summary The proposal for coal mining project might be very deceiving, since it yields very huge revenue for the country. It creates employment opportunities for the people in the mining area. But coal mining pose a great threat to the civilization in the mining area.  Coal mining pollutes the environment by releasing carbon dioxide in the air.  Noise pollution.  Effect on marine life.  Health issues for the human beings.  Traffic issues....   [tags: pollution, employment, noise]

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Kim Campbell - First Female Prime Minister

- The rise of Kim Campbell as Canada's first female Prime Minister is considered by many to be that of a phenomenon. Webster's Dictionary describes a phenomenon as being something of significant or rare, either fact or event. This can be shown by the rise of Kim Campbell from a local Vancouver School Board Trustee, to becoming Prime Minister of Canada. Of course, this success was dependent on her ability and ambition to succeed in what is still considered in contemporary terms as being a male dominated area of profession....   [tags: Politics]

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Patrick Moore – Cofounder of Greenpeace

- Patrick Moore – Cofounder of Greenpeace After more than 15 years of co-founding and heading up Greenpeace, Patrick Moore switched sides and views. Instead of the radical environmental activism that Greenpeace encompasses, Moore now focuses on how we can benefit humans while remaining as environmentally safe as possible. Patrick Moore was born in 1947 and raised in Winter Harbour, British Columbia, a fishing and logging village on the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island often referred to as the Pacific rainforest....   [tags: Biography Environment Patrick Moore Essays]

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Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

- The fundamental characteristic of magical realism is its duality, which enables the reader to experience both the character’s past and the present. In the novel, Monkey Beach, Eden Robinson uses this literary device to address the the trauma and mistreatment of the Haisla community in Canada by unveiling the intimate memories of the protagonist, Lisamarie, and the resulting consequences of this oppression. Monkey Beach illustrates how abuse in the past leads to another form of self-medication in the future - a neverending, vicious cycle for the members of the Haisla community....   [tags: magical realism characteristics, literary analysis]

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The Great Depression in Canada

- ... Even still, he even went as far as saying that he would not give "a five-cent piece" to a Conservative provincial government. This quote was ultimately the reason why King lost power in the 1930 election to Richard Bennett and his Conservatives.i Prime minister Bennett also was not in favour of government intervention, but he did however create several acts to help Canadians through the Depression. The conservatives introduced the unemployment relief act, giving the provinces $20 million for work-creation programs....   [tags: collapse in the stock markets]

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The History of Air Canda

- The History of Air Canada When examining the major impact of an airline, one should take into account the airline’s history. Air Canada is known as the largest airline of Canada. Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo up to 178 destinations worldwide (Air Canada, 2013). It is known as the world's ninth largest passenger airline by a number of destinations, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance (Air Canada, 2013). Air Canada's largest hub is Toronto Pearson International Airport, located in Mississauga, Ontario....   [tags: airline, fleet, expansion]

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The History of Air North

- The History of Air North When examining the major impact of an airline, one should take into account the airline’s history. Air North -the Yukon’s airline has been around for 36 years and dates back to the 1970’s. Air North is a regional based carrier that provides service within the Yukon (the westernmost and smallest of Canada’s three federal territories) between the Yukon and British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories and Alaska (Fly Air North, 2013). These services also include scheduled passenger service, charter services for passenger and/or cargo and cargo and ground handling services (Fly Air North, 2013)....   [tags: airline, expansion, fleet]

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Statement of Purpose for a Masters of Occupational Therapy

- I am a first generation Portuguese-Canadian woman who was raised in a Roman Catholic community; divided between traditional beliefs and progressive millennial mindsets. My upbringing has cultivated adaptability, creativity, and a genuine curiosity for human behaviours. I have a passion for learning and view a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy as a rewarding academic and vocational endeavor. I have chosen the Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia for a variety of reasons: (1) it is a practical program facilitating the hands-on training and skill-set required to work effectively in the field (2) the mission statement and ethics mirror my values and beliefs...   [tags: experience, professional development, children]

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Government's Responsibility to Help the Learning Disabled

- Over 3.1 million people in Canada have a learning disability. Eventually 35 percent of our kids who do no receive help with their disability will drop out of high school; 2 percent will complete a year college program. What does the government do to help these kids with their learning problems. Nothing; and this need to change. Picture yourself sitting in a classroom. The teacher calls on you to read the first paragraph of chapter one. You look at the text and suddenly start seeing the words floating around and you’re stuttering on each word not knowing what you are reading, while on looking peers laugh and giggle at your every mistake....   [tags: learning disability, special education]

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Comparison Of Racism In History

- Comparison of Racism in History “ I have a dream... where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.'; -Martin Luther King Jr. We have come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Our cities are filled with numerous minority groups with different religions and cultures. We live in a multicultural society where we don’t have to think about hate crime too much. We can feel safe when going to the corner store without being pasteurized by a mob of “haters';....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Violence in Contact Sports

- THESIS: Contact sports have been here since the medieval times. Soccer was also already being put into sport use by china in the dynasties. Implied, players on both teams have agreed to be hit, pushed, shoved, and possibly fought. What can be used for considering when or where a player crosses the line. Using examples from previous court cases, we will examine how players in the NHL could be charged when excessive force against other players in the opposite team come into play. Having hockey being used for an example, we will examine and look at the rules of the NHL, as well as how Todd Bertuzzi from the Vancouver Canucks stepped over the line, and was charged with assault....   [tags: Competitive Sports]

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Janet and Edie's life

- In both short stories, “How I Met My Husband” in Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell Youand “The Moons of Jupiter” in My Best Stories, Munro uses the first person narrator to tell the story. As well as each story has a way of showing a relationship between their families and their distant, especially their relationship with men which lead to surprising and unexpected events.The story of “How I met my Husband” is about a woman, Edie, tells her story and life from a 15 years young girl perspective and tells how she meets withher husband....   [tags: Character Analysis, Edie, Mrs. Peebles]

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The Mattel Barbie Doll

- Behind the magic of Barbie’s creation. The holiday season is fast approaching and the list for children to buy for is long. Strolling down the Toys ‘R Us toy aisle, I find it hard to miss what is in every typical North American toy store: Mattel’s Barbie dolls. A plastic doll with clothes; it appears simple enough but not quite. From its conception in California, to it being manufactured in China, to it being shipped to the local Toys ‘R Us store in Vancouver, the Barbie doll sitting on a toy store shelve has undergone numerous social and geographical processes involved in its production before it will reach into the hands of my excited nine year old cousin on Christmas morning....   [tags: Production Manufacturing]

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Terrorism in Canada: Air India Flight 182 Disaster

- Terrorism in Canada: Air India Flight 182 Disaster The Air India disaster occurred on July 22nd, 1985. It is believed to be the most serious terrorist act that has ever taken place in Canada, claiming the lives of over three hundred people, most of them Canadian. To the present day, the bombings remain a mystery, with only one person charged in connection with the crime. Almost 15 years after flight 182 plummeted into the Atlantic off the coast of Ireland it continues to be investigated by authorities throughout the world, including the RCMP and CSIS in Canada....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Small Business, Non-profit Organizations, and E-commerce

- Small Business, Non-profit Organizations, and E-commerce Small business firms and non-profit organizations can seize the opportunities that the Internet offers. The number of Internet users worldwide exceeded 150 million in 1999, and this number is expected to quadruple in a few years. These users are a vast market for organizations offering products or services on web sites. Firms such as Amazon.com and eBay have exploited this market, growing from nothing to giants in less than a decade. Naturally, many small firms want to get in on the action by establishing their own web sites....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Commodity Chain of the Organic Avocado

- A Commodity Chain Assignment: The Economic Geographical Processes of The Organic Avocado Introduction The Michoacan state in Mexico has become the world’s largest producer of avocadoes. Although this vegetable is grown on farms throughout this state, it is also tied to an integral network of trade and export to countries across the globe. In this essay, I will argue that like any commodity chain study, the production of the organic Hass avocado has an intricate production process, which for my commodity chain study begins in Uruapan, Mexico a town in the state of Michoacan....   [tags: Economics Trade Production]

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General Electric (GE) Appliances Case Study

- Abstract The newly appointed district sales manager, Larry Barr, faces the problem of allocating sales quotas among his various sales representatives. This decision will affect everyone's earnings including his own. This problem is compounded by the fact that different territories have, for a variety of reasons, different potentials. In addition, the territory that is known to be the toughest will soon require a new sales rep. Company History/Background Canadian Appliance Manufacturing Co. Ltd (CAMCO) was created in 1998 under the joint ownership of Canadian General Electric Ltd....   [tags: Business Management Analysis]

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Kwakiutl Indian Life

- For the Kwakiutl People of the northern part of Vancouver Island, Canada, and the adjacent mainland, recorded history starts approximately in the year of 1792 when Capitan George Vancouver first made contact. As with many first encounters with Europeans, disease developed and drastically reduced the population of the Kwakiutl by an estimated 75% from the time of 1830 to 1880. In 1990, the Kwakiutl was around 1500 and pre-contact estimates are in the range of ten times that (Native Languages of the Americas website 1998)....   [tags: Kwakiutl People]

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Needle Exchange Programs

- ... (Web) Proponents of needle exchange programs claim that needle exchange programs will help to reduce the spread of communicable diseases. In Vancouver, the numbers of IDUs, who are contaminated of HIV, are approximately 6,000 to 10,000 in the Downtown Eastside. (Osborn, 36) Proponents of NEPs believe that needle exchange programs help reduce those numbers. Moreover, NEPs will provide sterile needle and syringes to avoid exchanges of used injections between drug users. Since NEPs are implemented, the number of HIV cases and other diseases are declined....   [tags: drug addiction, NEPs in Canada]

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Canadian Water Service

- POPULATION: On July 1, 2013, Canada's population was estimated at 35,158,300, up 404,000 upraise the last year, which was equal to the one noted from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012, and for the last 30 years similar to the average annual gains. The population growth except for the period between 1986 and 1990, rate has shown little variation in 30 years ranging from 0.8% to 1.2%. Population estimates released today are now based on the 2011 Census counts adjusted for census net under coverage and incompletely enumerated Indian reserves....   [tags: Canadian freshwater resources and treatment]

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College Admissions Essay: Learning is What I Do Best

- Learning is What I Do Best I could tell you a heartfelt, sentimental, poignant story about first seeing a Harvard refrigerator magnet and feeling my first deep emotions stirring somewhere inside my spleen. Or I could meticulously paraphrase the numerous brochures and articles about Harvard that I have perused. Yet another option would be to rent a small airplane and skywrite, "I want to go to Harvard," in colorful pollutants. And I probably would resort to one of these strategies, had I not some real incentives to attend Harvard....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Analysis of Neuromancer by William Gibson

- Analysis of Neuromancer by William Gibson       William Gibson's Neuromancer sets tone 'postmodern science fiction' or 'cyberpunk science fiction.'  According to the author of "Science Fiction and the Postmodern," John R. R. Christie, postmodern requires that humans take the associations of everyday life and transform them into something different (39).Sarah also claims that Neuromancer follows the cyberpunk category.Unlike other science fiction books that we read in this class, Gibson's story takes place everywhere in this planet, starting from Chiba in Japan, Istanbul, Paris and Vancouver in Canada.  These familiar settings make Gibson's story more understandable and believ...   [tags: Neuromancer Essays]

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Shampoo Planets - Book Report

- Shampoo Planets - book Report The book I chose is Shampoo Planet, writen by Douglas Coupland. I chose to read this particular book because it was written by an author of my generation; generation X. Most books that were on the list were book written by people that were either dead or very old. They wrote about topics or themes that I could not personally relate to, so I chose Douglas Coupland because I wanted to support a young author like himself, and because I wanted to read something out of the ordinary....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Impact on Families of the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Program

- Introduction We all experience daily stress in our lives. For the families with dying children, that stress can be challenging to deal with. According to Davies, Steele, Collins, Cook, and Smith (2004), a primary goal of pediatric hospice is to help patients and their families cope with the physical and emotional effects of death and dying. Hospice allows the families to receive services in the comfort of their own home, but, can also be given in a hospital or other care facility. It is often apparent that many families wish for their children to be at home around their family and own personal belongings....   [tags: palliation of the chronically/terminally ill]

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Simple is Gold For the Chinese People in "Golden Mountain"

- ... In the book, Choy mentions, “[o]nly paper histories remained, histories blended with talk story”(Choy 51). Furthermore, they do not want to recall their dark pasts by making up stories and telling others that its their real past. Not everyone in the Chinatown is aware of everyone’s “real” histories which is so dark, depressing, and maybe even more worse than Poh-Poh’s, who used to be a servant and worked for the rich Chin family. For example, it is stated in the novel that “[e]veryone knew everyone’s daily business, but not always everyone’s past.”(Choy 61)....   [tags: canada, immigrants, assimilating]

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Anorexia - Is There A Cure? What Is It?

- Is There A Cure. What Is It. Although there is no quick cure or medication for anorexia, there are treatments. Depending on the severity of someone suffering from anorexia, hospitalization might be necessary. For instance, if the person refuses to eat, a feeding tube would be required. At a hospital, anorexics will need treatments for malnutrition involving a significant focus on weight gain since they are drastically underweight. After hospitalization, anorexics go through programs that treat the psychological disorders relating to anorexia involving guidance from a medical-care provider, a nutritionist, and a mental-health-care provider....   [tags: Health, informative, expository]

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The Needle-Exchange Program: The Wrong Answer to Drug Abuse

- ... Not only does the needle-exchange program implicitly encourage drug use, it also contributes to drug use. Giving sterile needles to addicts doesn't address the underlying issues that they are avoiding, issues that lead to drug dependence. In 1995, The United States had the largest reported injection drug user population in the world: 1.1 to 1.5 million (Loue, S., Lurie, P. and Lloyd, L. S 382). In Baltimore, where needle-exchanges have been considered a "success", fatal overdoses from drug abuse have tripled over the past decade....   [tags: fix, drug, addiction, needle, funding]

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The Ethics of Steroid Use in the Olympics

- The desire to compete — and win — is as old as history itself. From the beginnings of sport, athletes have sought out foods and potions to turn their bodies into winning machines. As early as 776 BCE, the very first Olympic games, there are records of attempts to increase testosterone levels (“Steroid Abuse in Sports”). Ancient Greek wrestlers ate vast amounts of meat to gain muscle mass, and Norse “Berserker” warriors took hallucinogenic mushrooms before battle. The first competitive athletes to be charged for doping, however, were swimmers in 1860s Amsterdam....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Russian Reds and Hells Angels: Stop the Crimes

- Introduction From drug dealing to high-tech computer crimes, international organized crime is unique to every organization and each fraction of the organization. Despite the wide range in histories, structure, and activities, overlap does occur, and it is always seen in the lack of effort to stop the organized crime groups. On a local level, the authorities have tried to stop the expansion of organized crime. However, on an international level, little is being done to prevent, stop, and bring justice to offenders....   [tags: technology, computer crime, organized crime]

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Culture May Shape The Interpretation of the World

- Imagine two different people who went to Vancouver Fashion show at the same time. They went to the same places, participated in the same activities and observed the same show. However, their understandings and interpretations of the fashion show should not be the same because their understandings of the event are shaped and influenced by their own culture and traditions. Culture can be regarded as a shared system of meaning and value, which are usually variable, that influences and shapes our interpretations of the world....   [tags: Culture and traditions, women, style]

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Human Trafficking From Latin America To Canada

- The trafficking of humans for sexual purposes is being described as modern day slavery. The US State Department Trafficking in Person's 2008 report ranks Canada as a Tier One country, meaning Canada is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women and children (SIWSAG, 2009). Although not a top destination point for human traffickers, a conservative estimate states that approximately 800 people are trafficked into Canada annually. These people (mostly women and children) are transported into Canada illegally and harboured into bawdy houses and strip clubs across the country....   [tags: Human Trafficking]

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