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A Social Media Strategy for Community Centres

on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 11:29

It is ironic that CCs, who have as their mandate to build community, are for a variety of reasons among the weakest in terms of implementation. In normative terms a full blown strategy is not just one media. It is a network of interrelated operations, incorporating many options and tailored to its particular community.

How can a community centre build an on-line community that would radically increase the quality and sophistication of membership? This article goes through various possible target goals and details solutions to difficult problems that many community centres face in devising such a strategy.

A Venture into Medical Tourism: Why Our Health Care System Needs to Adapt

on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 01:01

by Lloyd Baron, Ph.D.

August 2011


Our medical delivery system is being challenged not only by long and growing queues as our population ages, but by an international market in which we refuse to engage. The consequences for our local delivery capacity are dire.


A treatise on the failings of the British Columbian health care system and the huge potential for improvement, innovation, and sustainability. How has globalization affected the medical industry and our capacity to provide universal health care? How can we transform these challenges into opportunities, while keeping our political ideals intact? Read my professional and personal account of the rise of medical tourism.