Daily Dose, was originally born in Malaysia, but spent most of her years in Delta, British Columbia. In the four years since she has joined Schema, Jocelyn has become known as the cat lover of the team.
Matthew, a Canadian-born Chinese student, is currently going into his fourth year at the University of British Columbia where he majors in English Literature. Born and raised in the suburbs of Vancouver, his traditional parents never let him forget his roots. While he was growing up, Matthew was always a victim of more than a few stereotypes that Chinese Canadians have to deal with. In elementary, many of his peers assumed that he was a math whiz (he was) and un-athletic (he was). In high school, many of his peers assumed that he had a curfew while there was still light out (he did) and that he was still a math whiz (he still was). Before graduating high school, many of his peers assumed he'd get into UBC (he did) and plan to study something with plenty of money involved in the future (he did, law school).
Gloria Wong is one of Schema's most accomplished contributing editors. After completing a BFA in Film, at the School for Contemporary Art (SFU), Gloria directed five films, and has worked on numerous others. She is extremely well connected to Vancouver's film community as a former screener for the Vancouver International Film Festival, the current Programmer and Chair for the Out on Screen Film and Video Society, and Chair of the Programming Committee for the Vancouver Documentary Media Society. In addition to being active in numerous film organizations, Wong is also a graphic designer. She also provides a sophisticated perspective on identity politics with an extremely strong background in critical studies.
Since completing a B.A. in English and Women's Studies at UVic, Michelle works in Vancouver as a copy editor and freelance writer. She has written for Gloss: The Fashion Magazine, Killahbeez.com, Bodog Nation, and Beyond Robson. Of Portuguese and Chinese ancestry, Michelle is passionate about Swedish pop and French electronic music, high fashion and vintage finds, feminism, gender and sexual identity, modern and post-modern literature, food, wine and good coffee.
Having recently returned to Vancouver after several years of living in Tokyo, Tami Ogura is most definitely not romantic about Japan. Amongst her many superpowers, Tami can smell a "rice chaser" far away. Tami previously worked as a business editor for a communications firm in Tokyo (clients included Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nissan and Warner Brothers) and she has also been around the world as a web reporter for Peace Boat, covering humanitarian, environmental and developmental issues, such as Sri Lanka's tsunami, Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, and the efforts of Amnesty International and Oxfam in Dublin. When she's not teaching, she is advocating for peace education with the World Peace Forum.
Behind her background in business, Ivy is one with many hidden passions - graphic design, writing, among others. A designer at heart with a passion for expressing herself with words, Ivy also has a secret love affair with academia, with academic interests in cult branding, online communit ies, and organizational culture. Ivy is currently a co-host on "Youth in 57 Minutes" on 102.7FM and is the Managing Editor of The Catalyst, a monthly e-publication from the non-profit Agents of Change.
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