Emily Carr's Living Labs Aid in Teaching Syrian Refugees In-Demand Job Skills

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By Roxanne Toronto

Posted on January 29, 2016 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:05AM

Startland to provide refugees with free coding classes, workspace, laptops and smartphones

Emily Carr's Living Labs (formerly the Social and Interactive Media Centre) supports creative projects, social venture, and entrepreneurship driven by art and design.

Since November, Director, Kate Armstrong, has been working with angel investors, tech startups and educational institutes to commit $280,000 in donations and in-kind support to teach code and web development to 100 Syrian refugees. Read the full Business in Vancouver story.

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