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Kurt Heinrich

Kurt Heinrich is Director of University Communications for Simon Fraser University and is a longtime contributor to the Vancouver Observer.


Rita Steele

King George Student Wins Massive 2013 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership

Rita Steele is the recipient of a massive scholarship.
Canucks Community Scholarship

David Thompson and Britannia Teens Win Community Spirit Scholarships

This year two Vancouver School District students were awarded fifth annual Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarships. This year's scholarship winners were David Thompson Secondary's Parys Liu...

West Alternative Program Arms Students with Real World Skills

West students talk about why they love their program.
U-Hill Secondary

University Hill Secondary, the future home of Vancouver Whitecaps FC's residency program

U-Hill Secondary has a brand new building and a brand new Residency Program.

Pinnacle program and Future Hair Training Centre gives struggling teens another chance

"Before the program, I didn't have any dreams or any goals," said one young teen. "I was an addict and an alcoholic." Today, she's a budding hair stylist with a job already lined up for her.

Eric Hamber Prepares to Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary

Eric Hamber under construction.
VanCity Idol contestants

3rd Annual VanCity Idol rocks the audience at Van Tech

VanCity Idol contestants await the judges feedback.
Inside Out students

Vancouver Schools and Students Invited to Participate in Global Inside Out Project

Students participate in Inside Out at Strathcona Elementary.
Judges speak with Hamber law students

Hamber students treated to decades of legal wisdom from top BC judges

Judges speak with Hamber law students.