Trevor (not his real name) is a 31-year-old med school graduate with over $500,000 in student loans. He just moved home with his Mom in San Diego while he tries to find a residency to further his medical training. But, just like half of the med school grads in the United States this year, he's been unable to find a hospital to take him on.
Everyone who knows me knows how much I love working at Vancity. The authentic desire to improve the lives of our members and the people in their communities through the tools of co-operative finance is staggeringly impressive.
I attended the International Co-operative Governance Conference at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in early September.
Vancouver is a rainy place. People think Seattle's rainy, but after living in both places, believe me, Vancouver is way rainier. And so our summers are sacred.
So yes, I am still in shock at the fact that I am actually a CU Water Cooler Editor. This title was given to me at the CU Water Cooler Symposium that was held in Nashville in October. How did I win such a prestigious role you ask? I won a scavenger hunt.
The 2012 Credit Union Watercooler Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee left me thinking about the future of credit unions. That future will be defined by two parallel tracks: the future of consumer banking and the future of cooperative banking ideals, and the effectiveness with which the two are integrated.
The deadline for CO-OP THINK Prize 13 entries is fast approaching, with credit union hopefuls needing to submit their entries by Fri., Sept. 28 to become eligible for the $10,000 grand prize sponsored by MasterCard.
The entry period is now open for the CO-OP THINK Prize 13, with entrants having until September 28 to complete their Round 1 applicants and become eligible for the $10,000 grand prize sponsored by MasterCard.
Bacon’s never been so popular, and folks are lined up to capitalize on it. There’s a bar in Madison that gives out free bacon to patrons every Tuesday. Bacolicio.us allows you to add a side of bacon to any website.
You don’t know if something will work usually unless you try right? My friend Chad Helminak and I (together we are The Disclosures) have had this idea for a while to crowd source some aspect of our music, whether it be for a song or video.