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On the Street: Shared work spaces open

International Workplace Group has opened two new shared-workspace operations in Victoria. It has opened a 25,000-square-foot facility at Uptown. The company also has 13,000 square feet downtown at 535 Yates St.
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The Royal B.C. Museum has appointed Dr. India Rael Young as its new curator of art and images.

International Workplace Group has opened two new shared-workspace operations in Victoria.

It has opened a 25,000-square-foot facility at Uptown.

The company also has 13,000 square feet downtown at 535 Yates St. That shared-workspace location will be operated by its Regus subsidiary.

The two locations are in addition to IWG’s existing Regus location in the Atrium building on Yates Street and come in response to the growth of the Victoria high-tech industry.

New images curator at museum

The Royal B.C. Museum has appointed Dr. India Rael Young as its new curator of art and images. Young, an art historian and curator, specializes in media arts and North American Indigenous arts. She joins the museum and archives from the Princeton University Art Museum.

Young hopes to expand the understanding of art by building relationships between the museum’s collections, members of the museum’s departments and communities in B.C.

Seaspan appoints strategy executive

Seaspan Shipyards has appointed David Hargreaves as its new vice-president of strategy and business development. Hargreaves has 25 years of experience in system engineering and a track record of growth-oriented industrial development. Hargreaves will be responsible for growing Seaspan’s domestic and global business for ship building, repair and overhaul in Vancouver and Victoria.

Berwick honoured

Berwick Retirement Communities’ Comox Valley facility has won an International Council on Active Aging NuStep Beacon Award — best in wellness — for being one of the top-25 senior living communities in North America.

The award was created as a joint effort between ICAA and NuStep, a manufacturer of recumbent cross-trainers used in healthcare, senior living and fitness facilities. The award noted Berwick’s facility has successfully partnered with its residents and staff to create relevant, meaningful opportunities and inspired participants to improve their quality of life.

German mayor visits Victoria

Ullrich Sierau, mayor of Dortmund, Germany, was in Victoria Friday to discuss possible economic development opportunities with his Victoria counterpart Lisa Helps.

Sierau had been looking for partners and collaborators for the World Innovation Centre which is under development in Dortmund. The centre is being created to improve the exchange of knowledge between cities, businesses and universities around the world.