Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Catch Up on Student's Blogs

One of the interesting aspects of the Student's LIVE program is to see how the students begin to "own" their work. Even during the Christmas break, you can start to see how some of the young reporters are figuring out their "voice" and their perspective on the 2010 games.

You can take a look at the collated blogs by going to

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Orientation Meeting Completed

Congratulations to all of the students who survived their first day of orientation. The student reporters were challenged to think about how to report the Winter Games from their perspective, while using the tools that they are most comfortable with.

There was quite the debate about facebook vs blogging vs twitter. In the end, our reporters will be choosing the medium that best suits the situation. Their knowledge of how to connect with others and who to connect with added to their creativity and fresh perspective will proove to be a very interesting project.

You can find their aggregated work at

Monday, December 14, 2009

Students LIVE

We are beginning!

The students live reporters have been chosen from across the lower mainland and as we speek, they are meeting in downtown Vancouver to start to think about how best to report on the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

We would like to congratulate the following students who will be representing the student point of view for the upcoming games. Please be sure to bookmark and you can follow along as the students blog, twitter, facebook, and flickr their perspective of the games.

2010 Olympic Games
Adeleine Esstrada Vancouver
Cheyenne Smith Squamish
Dezmond Mok Richmond
Emily Chan Port Coquitlam
Genny Nugent Vancouver
Hannah Lin Vancouver
Jasmine Dhaliwal Vancouver
Mia Guirato
Richelle Zheng Vancouver
Samah Jaffer Richmond
Stergoi Darntanis Vancouver
George Zhang Vancouver

2010 Paralympic Games
Benjamin Pan Vancouver
Emma Djwa Vancouver
Evelyn Dias Vancouver
Grace Brulotte Windermere
Tanya Shum Vancouver
James Nugent Vancouver
Jackson Safrata West Vancouver
Kate Gibbs Windermere
Lauren Byrne Vancouver
Lisa Odland North Vancouver
Lorie Leung Richmond
Riley Chow Vancouver
Veronika Bondarenko Richmond