Author: YI Program

8 Steps to Spot Fake News

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2017/03/14/8-steps-to-spot-fake-news/"></div>by Pratyush Dhawan & Gurraj Ahluwalia The ability to create blogs and spread stories has never been so easy. With the increasing worries about a
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Digital Inequality in Canada

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2016/11/17/digital-inequality-in-canada/"></div>Digital Inequality  Gurraj Ahluwalia & Pratyush Dhawan  Humanity remains in the throws of digital infancy, however a stark difference remains between marginalized communities and those
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A Brief Guide to “Phishing Scams”

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2016/11/01/a-brief-guide-to-phishing-scams/"></div>Phishing Scams By Gurraj Ahluwalia & Pratyush Dhawan  What are they? Targeted scams delivered through different mediums such as email, social media, pop-up ads and,
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Supporting Women in Technology

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2016/10/12/3343/"></div>In keeping with VCN mandate in deepening the long-time partnerships with community non-profits, VCN continues to work with CFRO Vancouver Co-Op Radio. Technical interns work IT systems and Audio
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2015-16 YOUTH INTERNSHIP (YI) PROGRAM WRAP UP

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2016/04/01/2015-16-youth-internship-yi-program-wrap-up/"></div>After 13 years VCN continues to be committed to delivering high-impact programming to offer youth in Vancouver meaningful tech-related internships. This cycle we received close
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Youth Intern Workshop on SEO

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2016/01/28/youth-intern-workshop-on-seo/"></div>On January 27th, 2016, youth interns were given an introductory, crash-course session on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The workshop was delivered by SEO expert, Emily Chow, and
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Train the Trainer Workshop

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2015/10/01/train-the-trainer-workshop/"></div>The Youth Internship Program is once again in full swing for the 2015-16 cycle! VCN continues its partnerships with nonprofit organizations across Metro Vancouver with utmost
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Young Entrepreneurship

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2015/06/12/young-entrepreneurship/"></div>By: Emerson Csorba Recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Notable Canadians and by American Express- Ashoka as one of North America’s Top 45 Emerging
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PovNet’s Advocapedia: The Forefront of Online Anti-Poverty Advocacy

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2015/06/10/login-magazineissue-iii-20-povnets-advocapedia-the-forefront-of-online-anti-poverty-advocacy/"></div>Since December, I have been a VCN youth intern at PovNet, a Canadian non-profit organization that helps anti-poverty advocacy groups connect online. PovNet hosts a website (povnet.org), email lists
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Free Geek, One-Stop Shop: Ethical E-Waste Recycler, Open Source Software Provider & Technology Help Centre

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2015/06/05/free-geek-one-stop-shop-ethical-e-waste-recycler-open-source-software-provider-technology-help-centre/"></div>Adrian Wong is the Production Coordinator at Free Geek, a technology-oriented community centre near Strathcona in East Vancouver. Among other responsibilities, Adrian oversees the VCN intern
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VCN Street Messaging System Increases Access to Information on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2015/06/05/vcn-street-messaging-system-increases-access-to-information-on-vancouvers-downtown-eastside/"></div>By Kesia Nagata VCN’s Street Messaging System (SMS) is a text message based harm-reduction platform created for the use of street-involved people. The SMS alerts subscribers to weather
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Intern Workshop 09.18.12

<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2012/09/11/hello-world/"></div>By: Karissa Gall The 2012-13 Vancouver Community Network (VCN) Youth Initiative (YI) program held its first all-intern workshop on September 18 in the Woodward’s Building,
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