Aug 31, 2020

Vancouver, BC – Langara’s Digital and Print Publishing Program has launched the 2020 issue of PRM (formerly Pacific Rim Magazine) online and in print. This year marks the 32nd year of the magazine’s publication, and the first where its print and web release were synced.

The 2020 PRM is called the Hope & Resilience issue and centers stories that demonstrate how art can be a catalyst for change. Editorial highlights include art therapy for first responders with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a feature on Indigenous comic artist Cole Pauls, and a deep dive into VocalEye, a service that allows the visually impaired to access theatre.

Celebrating the publication of the issue and its website, the new graduates reflected on their program takeaways as well as how they overcame 2020’s unique hurdles. When asked how the sudden shift to remote learning impacted their experience, M. Eugenia Fernández , a student from the 2020 cohort who took on editorial roles for the magazine and website, had this insight:

“Producing PRM in the middle of a pandemic has taught me that we are stronger and much resourceful than we think. Working and studying remotely required more discipline and a better use of you’re my interpersonal skills, because you communicate differently through text message, chat or Zoom than in person. That was an important learning opportunity.”

Publisher and Program Coordinator Josué Menjivar is very proud of his students’ resilience in the face of the challenges wrought by Covid.

“A lot of things we planned did not go the way we wanted. Even the press check, which for years has been an essential learning experience, was restricted—yet we found a way to stream it online to the students so they could still be part of the experience. All these moments capture what perseverance and being resourceful is all about and these traits will come in handy in their careers.”

Copies of the publication were distributed in The Globe and Mail to subscribers across BC last week. To see this year's magazine, flip through the digital copy of the print issue on issuu, order a copy online via the Langara College Bookstore, or visit to view the digital version of the magazine. For multiple copies of the current issue or past issues, contact the publisher, Josué Menjivar, at

About Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as 'house of teachings', a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.

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Jackie Hoffart
Communications Officer