April 11, 2019

VWA Instructor Nominated for Award!

Vancouver Writing Academy is proud to announce that long-time instructor Kyle D’Odorico has been nominated for the 2019 Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize, for his script titled “Like a Thief in the Night”.  Kyle is one of four nominees for the award, which will be presented by the Writers Guild of Canada in Toronto on April 30th. Other nominees are Allan Markuze (Change on the Fly); Amir Kahnamouee (Harbour House); and Pat Holden (Mirror House). Kyle has been an instructor at VWA for several years. Specializing in Creative Writing, Kyle is a popular instructor whose classes are engaging. Students learn a […]
August 3, 2018

Summer Jobs Key for Student Learning

How a summer job gives teenagers the competitive edge they need later in life DARAH HANSEN SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JULY 26, 2018 Landing a summer job is a rite of passage for tens of thousands of Canadian teenagers every year. Whether flipping burgers or minding toddlers at a wading pool, seasonal temporary gigs are a great way for teens to earn a little money during the school break. But researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business say there are more rewards to be reaped by this novice work force than just a […]