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Zakir Suleman

Zakir is currently the Project Director at the Belonging Project. The Belonging Project aims to explore what it takes to belong in Vancouver by presenting the  stories, struggles, and strategies of six first and second generation immigrants to Vancouver through its video series, social media campaign, and final art show.

He has volunteered with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, the Britannia Community Center Planning and Development Committee, and Our Community Our Plan (A citizen focused neighbourhood planning group.) He has previously worked as an intern at the Vancouver Observer. He has been a voice on CBC Radio's On the Coast with Stephen Quinn and well as The Early Edition with Rick Cluff.

Having watched the city grow and change with him, Zakir is deeply interested in the changing geographies of Vancouver, and how climate change, ideological change, and the economy continue to shape the environment which he calls his home.

Edgewater Casino lease extension rasies questions

“Its time to actually tell the public the truth about what’s happening with this site.”

The Gitga’at First Nation asks Enbridge to leave territory following botched consultation

Gitga’at First Nation reminds Enbridge that Northern Gateway pipeline and oil tanker project is not welcome in Gitga’at territory.

Parviz Tanavoli on his work and the Safar/Voyage exhibit of Middle Eastern Artists

"These are the true voices of the Middle Eastern people.”

Lobby in Silicon Valley blocks Consumer Access to Information Act

A coalition of technology companies and business lobbies in the Silicon Valley, Including Facebook Inc. and Google Inc., has succeeded in blocking and amendment to California state legislation that...

Commercial Drive's new food truck brings change to street and neighborhood

The scene: Grandview Park on a sunny Monday. The clatter of the Bike polo players mixes with the cries of children and parents in the playground and, meeting the guitars and drums of the hipsters and...

Collapse of scaffolding on Abbott worries DTES residents

Local residents were alarmed on Sunday when a section of scaffolding at the intersection of Abbott and Hasting street suddenly collapsed, obstructing the sidewalk. According to Downtown Eastside...