Offline for the Holidays

December 16, 2020

221A will be offline and slower than usual to respond during the holidays from December 19, 2020 until Jan 3, 2021. For 221A’s facility subtenants, you may contact Sungpil Yoon, Tenancy Relations Coordinator at spyoon@221a.ca for urgent matters. 221A wishes you and yours prosperity and health for this very different kind of holiday season, and an auspicious beginning to the new year.  

221A Welcomes UBC Sustainability Scholar, Charles Pan

October 28, 2020

221A welcomes University of British Columbia Sustainability Scholar, Charles Pan, from October 2020 through to March 2021, who will work as part of the DOMA Fellowship team, collecting data, arranging consultations, and synthesizing research materials relating to Vancouver’s housing crisis. The Sustainability Scholars Program is managed by the UBC Sustainability Initiative, providing qualified graduate students the opportunity to work on a range of sustainability topics such as climate adaptation, local food, green procurement, sustainable transportation, zero waste, GHG emissions reduction, housing, green buildings, biodiversity, and wellbeing. Participation in the program provides UBC graduate students with a unique educational experience working on real-world sustainability problems. Students benefit from the opportunity to work with a mentor and apply their academic program knowledge and research skills in ways that contribute to advancing the partner organization’s sustainability goals. 

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221A is Collaborative Fund Partner of New BC Anti-Racism Initiative, SEARA

October 13, 2020

221A is proud to contribute as a Collaborative Fund Partner to the recently-announced Sector Equity Alliance for Anti-Racism in the Arts (SEARA), an interdisciplinary anti-racism initiative in BC. 221A Executive Director Brian McBay sits on SEARA’s Steering Committee.

Responding to the impacts of COVID-19 and the urgent movements for racial justice and Indigenous rights, SEARA has launched #POWERSHARE, a relief fund for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Artists. The fundraiser aims to raise up to $1M to offset the loss of income experienced by BC-based BIPOC artists due to COVID-19, and simultaneously address historical inequities in the sector.


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Call for Applications: UBC Sustainability Scholars Program

August 24, 2020

221A is pleased to partner with the 2020 UBC Sustainability Scholars Program to host a UBC graduate student this Fall/Winter in support of DOMA’s Fellowship.

Beginning October 19, 2020 and running through March 12, 2021, the program provides a 250-hour, living-wage contract to a Sustainability Scholar who will work with 221A and DOMA to develop an idea validation study for an equitable housing digital platform within the context of the Unceded Territories also known as Vancouver. Please consult the full details of our project here.

Applications are due Sunday, September 20, 2020.


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