Monument: Quality Coffee Without the Wait

by Zosia Czarnecka Whyte Avenue’s 27 year old Block 1912 is everything you would expect from a cozy, romantic coffee shop.  Brick interior, soft lighting, live music, and mismatched furniture: its romantic eccentricity is now conventional.  Last year, owner Jorel Pepin set aside everything he knew about coffee bar branding and started fresh. From that blank canvas rose Monument Coffee Bar – Block 1912’s hip … Continue reading Monument: Quality Coffee Without the Wait

BeastModeArt – Painting an Easier Life for MS Patients

by Angela Marino After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009, my mother’s body and mental health deteriorated rapidly. The person who raised me was altered; she was growing into someone who was less confident in her abilities and saw her disease as a defeat.  As an outsider I couldn’t understand how someone who I looked to as a role model could let a disease … Continue reading BeastModeArt – Painting an Easier Life for MS Patients

Entrepreneurship: Not for Everyone, But for Anyone

by Makena Kigunda “Entrepreneurship is not for everyone,” you’ve likely heard from the mouths of successful business tycoons. It’s the startup archetype: high barrier to entry, low rate of success.This lofty, exclusive branding keeps post-secondary students at bay. While Edmonton has a strong startup culture, student exposure to this community is minimal. Whether it’s the fear of taking on a bulk of risk, or a … Continue reading Entrepreneurship: Not for Everyone, But for Anyone

And #YEG Said Let There Be GLAM!

by Aimee Parker and Gretzie Parth Empowering women through the power of makeup has been Glam Artistry’s mission since offering their inaugural Glam Class in 2016. After working as makeup artists for numerous years, co-owners Aimee Parker and Gretzie Parth wanted to answer the question clients most commonly ask: “How am I ever going to recreate this beautiful makeup on myself?”. With the overwhelming amount … Continue reading And #YEG Said Let There Be GLAM!

Evented: Taking the Planning Out Of Weddings

by Ramneek Purewal and Lisa Zhu If you’ve ever helped plan a wedding, you’ve probably witnessed some of the turmoil that comes with picking out color schemes, going to food tastings and trying to find the perfect cake on a budget. Some can spend a whole year going through the agonizing planning process, which is time consuming, stressful and expensive for the bride, groom and … Continue reading Evented: Taking the Planning Out Of Weddings

A Bolt for the Blue: Decontaminating Water with Lightning

by Parmiss Mojir shaibani & Amirreza Sohrabi This article is part of a series about the University of Alberta’s eHUB accelerator program which helps students turn their ideas into real companies. We will be featuring a story about one of the accelerator teams every Tuesday in the coming weeks. When Parmiss Mojir shaibani was just three years old, she was hospitalized for the consumption of … Continue reading A Bolt for the Blue: Decontaminating Water with Lightning

Thoughts From Cappsule Tribe’s UnConference: Defining & Measuring Success

by Ben Kostiuk I recently spent my Saturday attending the Cappsule Tribe Conference at the Garneau Theatre in Edmonton on May 28th. Despite my cynical reservations, as it describes itself as an “un-conference” and “Millennial as ****,” this networking and entrepreneurial connected me with similarly driven people and changed my attitude towards building a resume and achieving future ambitions. Indeed, too often I look for … Continue reading Thoughts From Cappsule Tribe’s UnConference: Defining & Measuring Success

Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend

by Monika Viktorova Hot dogs are the newest ‘lowbrow’ street food to get a gourmet makeover. And if hot dogs are a foodie’s Cinderella, then Justin Benson is the Edmonton food scene’s edgy, tattooed Fairy Godmother. And he’s here to deliver gourmet but accessible dogs to Edmonton’s downtown core with his newest project, Mayday Dogs. When asked why he wanted to make hot dogs, Justin … Continue reading Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend

Splash Poke Already a City Favorite

by Zosia Czarnecka Edmonton is well known for its delicious food scene and extensive network of world-class restaurants. Unfortunately, given our location between the Rocky Mountains and prairies, we often miss good quality seafood. Despite the city’s numerous sushi restaurants, Edmontonians have been longing for a Poke spot for a while. So it came as no surprise when last Tuesday, for Splash Poke’s grand public … Continue reading Splash Poke Already a City Favorite

Edmonton’s Interlacing of Urban Design and Academia

by Zosia Czarnecka On May 27th, Cappsule will be hosting a full day of conversations to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship among millennials. One of the invited speakers is Robin Mazumder – a Vanier Scholar studying at Waterloo. His PhD explores the impact of urban design on mental health. Yesterday, The Wanderer had the opportunity to speak with Robin on the phone about his research and … Continue reading Edmonton’s Interlacing of Urban Design and Academia