Category: Articles & News

8 Steps to Spot Fake News

<div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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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Youth Intern Workshop on SEO

<div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://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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Computing for the People

<div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2014/03/07/computing-for-the-people/"></div>Addressing the Digital Divide in the Downtown Eastside at the Jim Green Residence By Greg Stone Homelessness costs Canadians approximately $7 billion every year. $7
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Crowdsourcing for Copyright

<div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2014/02/28/crowdsourcing-for-copyright/"></div>Who’s Writing Our Laws Now? You Are. By Greg Stone “There are so many question marks around it. There is no clarity or transparency. The
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Neil Squire Society Intern Revamps Videos

<div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2013/02/18/neil-squire-society-intern-applies-interest-in-broadcast-and-media-communications-to-video-editing-project/"></div>By: Karissa Gall After a mountain biking incident in 2008 left him a partial quadriplegic, Vancouver Community Network (VCN) Youth Initiative intern Logan Van Dyk
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A New Community Radio In Strathcona

<div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2013/02/04/strathcona-radio-start-up-broadcasts-opportunity-for-local-community/"></div>By: Karissa Gall A start-up Strathcona community radio station is working to keep at-risk area youth off the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by encouraging
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East Side Stories 100.5FM

<div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2012/11/20/east-side-stories-100-5fm/"></div>Catch ‘East Side Stories’ or ‘Main and Hastings’ (alternating weeks) Monday 4-5pm on CFRO 100.5FM. As recommended by site supervisor Anju Singh. East Side Story
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Net Tuesday Vancouver

<div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2012/09/29/net-tuesday-vancouver/"></div>Net Tuesday or NetSquared Local groups are monthly events that take place in cities around the world. These events serve as a great opportunity to
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Vancouver Community Network

<div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://yid.vcn.bc.ca/2012/09/18/photo-post/"></div>The VCN Youth Initiative is a program directed at giving youth an opportunity to get first hand experience working as interns in non-profit organizations in
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