May 12, 2012

Pacific Rim Magazie

The 2012 edition of Pacific Rim Magazine.

Vancouver, BC – The 24th issue of Pacific Rim Magazine hit newsstands this week, after a successful launch at the Arthur Erickson Waterfall Building on Wednesday, May 9.

The issue, created by students in Langara’s Publishing Program, has the theme “exploring connections across cultures within the Pacific Rim while showcasing emerging talent.” The publication highlights local talents like gift card designer Shannon Barnes, as well as cultural treasures including author Larry Wong. Features include a look into the life of the NHL’s first Asian player Larry “King” Kwong, alongside the incredible story of Sarith Keo, a Cambodian refugee who fled the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.

All stories are researched and written by the Publishing students, who invested over 3,000 hours in the development of the magazine. This year 18,500 copies were produced for distribution through the Globe and Mail on May 9, as well as for purchase on select newsstands. Additional research was provided by students in the Library and Information Technology Program, with feature photography by Langara's Photo-Imaging students and ad sales completed by students from Langara's School of Marketing.

"I am very impressed with the depth and range of talent demonstrated by the Publishing Program students,” said Darren Bernaerdt, Publisher. "This edition continues to build upon the strength of the publication.” 

The Publishing diploma program at Langara College teaches students to use the latest publishing tools and techniques in a collaborative environment that cultivates the professional attitudes and creativity needed to excel in a publishing career. Each year, students collaborate to design and produce Pacific Rim Magazine, a glossy, full-colour publication that is distributed in the Globe and Mail across the Lower Mainland. Read the complete issue here. Print copies are available through the Langara Bookstore.

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Annie Mullins
Communications Officer
Communications & Marketing Services
T 604 323 5058