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Brian Campbell

BRIAN CAMPBELL By Penny Goldsmith, former VCN president In 1992, Brian Campbell got together a group of librarians and other community activists in the lower mainland of British Columbia who started meeting to talk about the internet and the importance of it being accessible to everyone. Brian recognized early on that a lot of people… Read more »

2016 March Newsletter

CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION   2015-16 YOUTH INTERNSHIP (YI) PROGRAM WRAP UP After 13 years VCN continues to be committed to delivering high-impact programming to offer youth in Vancouver meaningful tech-related internships. This cycle we received close to 600 applications for 27 placements with 23 host organizations. As we assess the successes and challenges,… Read more »

2016 February Newsletter

CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING VCN’s AGM was held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 on the second floor of the Woodward’s Heritage Building. The meeting reached quorum with 4 board members, 7 staff, 2 volunteers, and 17 regular members. Highlights of 2014-15: Long-time Board Chair, Jim Sayre, sadly passed away in… Read more »

Success Story: Founder of Paying It Forward Food Truck Program Advances Work

The Vancouver Community Network offers community access at Woodward’s for the people living and working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by providing open workspaces with computer terminals and technical support during VCN working hours. VCN is thrilled when we are able to support change-makers, those working to positively impact communities, in their work. Since September 2015,… Read more »

Success Story: Ada Wong

The Vancouver Community Network would not be able to fill our organizational mandate to serve, engage, and improve public access and knowledge of the Internet and information communications technologies without the help of our dedicated volunteers. VCN’s help|desk assists members and the general public from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday right here at Woodward’s…. Read more »

VCN help|desk Supports Community Members: Success Story

Through Homeless Advocate Judy Graves, for the past several months *Eagle Little Boy has been consistently dropping by the second floor of the Woodward’s building to access VCN’s computer terminals and community support. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Eagle Little Boy relocated to Vancouver in 1992 with the help of his cousin. As with many youth… Read more »

Ubuntu 7-9

Click on System -> Administration -> Network A Network Setting box will appear Click on Modem connection button. Click on Properties button. A ppp0 Properties message box Type of User Phone Number Regular User 604-638-0189 Community Group 604-638-0195 Alternate Number 604-638-1365 Check Enable this connection In the Phone number box, put the 10 digit number without hyphens Type in… Read more »