An Eventful Week

I was in Vancouver earlier this week to present a Picture Research and Copyright Licensing workshop to a potential new client at the University of British Columbia.

The UBC campus, where I worked briefly when I first moved out west, is in the midst of a mega-construction boom. Cranes, scaffolding, and heavy machinery everywhere. I decided to structure the presentation as more of a conversation, as it was a small group and I didn’t know how much or how little the attendees knew about copyright law and licensing. The presentation went well and I went to lunch afterwards with two staff members, both of whom have worked in Canadian educational publishing for many years. We reminisced about our early days in publishing and where our paths may have previously crossed.

It was an enjoyable but exhausting trip, as for both legs of the journey, I took the Long Harbour/Tsawwassen ferry, which stops at most of the islands: Galiano, Mayne, Pender, and, of course, Salt Spring. I was able to finish reading the latest Susanna Kearsley book, A Desperate Fortune–perfect ferry reading!

I’m back on the ferry today heading back to Vancouver. Luckily, this time, the Queen of Nanaimo is making a non-stop crossing so I will reach Tsawwassen in 1.5 hours. I will be at the U2 concert tonight at Rogers Centre–my first rock concert in years. I’m not a fan of U2 but I’m very excited! I will share my thoughts about the concert on my return journey home tomorrow.