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Why I Started My Agency

Posted on August 17, 2017 by Alisa

Founder Alisa Choi Darcy – Photo credit: Ricardo Alfonso

Do you ever wonder what drove Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and the like, to create the companies that they ended up creating? What was their Momentous Turning Point? Was it that they saw an unfilled need?…

Creating a Culture of Green

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Admin

Immigrants often say they chose Canada because of its natural beauty. They are often surprised to see glimpses of nature even within an urban area. The following post from our recent intern from Germany echoes his impressions of a green Vancouver, as well as offers suggestions from his own experiences on how to be even greener.

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Swiss Celebrate With Sina-Style Soup

Posted on January 24, 2014 by QEQ Intern
Is this a Swiss dish?

Some Swiss think this Chinese Hot Pot is a traditional Swiss dish

Alisa’s note: The following post was submitted by one of our Swiss interns. We thought it was incredibly interesting that in Switzerland, some Swiss actually believe that hot pot, the Asian style of boiling raw meat and vegetables, is a traditional Swiss meal.

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My birthday wish: World Peace

Posted on October 19, 2013 by Alisa

Chinese Cake. Image from www.

It was shortly after my birthday on October 19, 2006 that I decided to do my part in creating World Peace – I made the commitment to become an ambassador for visible minority immigrants. They represent a segment of our society I’ve termed the “little guys”.…

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Becoming a Canadian

Posted on June 30, 2013 by Tina

For people born in Canada, they can instantly claim Canadian citizenship. For others like me, who have chosen Canada to be their new home country, it’s more complicated. This is my path to becoming a Canadian. After 7 years living in Canada, I’m still waiting to get my Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) status.…

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Why I Chose Quote EndQuote Cross-Cultural Strategy For My Internship

Posted on June 24, 2013 by QEQ Intern

Before coming to Canada to study, the reason why I chose to come to Canada was I heard it had mosaic cultures. I wanted to learn to broaden my views of different cultures, because in the future, I wanted to work in the United Nations and help developing countries change their image.…

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Multicultural “Christmas” recipes

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Alisa

In our global society, many people around the world recognize and observe the traditional Christian holiday Christmas.  It’s fun to see how people from other countries and cultures do this.  We’ve collected some recipes to showcase here.  If you’d like to share your recipe, we welcome contributions!…

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Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival!

Posted on September 29, 2012 by Alisa

Special edition moon cakes from the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel, made in collaboration with Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Adjustments in the recipe had to be made due to differences in our water and flour.

Next to the Lunar New Year (also known as the Chinese New Year), Mid-Autumn Festival is second in importance to celebrate in the Chinese culture. …

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What Asians are missing…

Posted on May 27, 2012 by QEQ Intern

In the Lower Mainland, nearly 35% of the population are Asian immigrants, but not many Asians are aware of the joy of hiking that the region has to offer. There are panoramic mountain top views, tranquil lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, and breath-taking alpine scenery just a few kilometers away from the city.…

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Cultural Litmus Test

Posted on June 15, 2011 by Admin

Translating copy into another language or utilizing visible minorities in your advertising could be your first step to attracting new immigrants or visible minority consumers. It’s important, however, not to stereotype the characters and situations. Even your own visible minority employees may not be willing to tell you you’re doing it all wrong.…