The office is looking a little empty this Monday morning – undoubtedly many are still recovering from yesterday’s Sun Run. Like good Vancouverites we participated in this 10K mass event. We’ve been part of the Sun Run for 7 years now, this time with a team of 12.
We asked one of our co-op students, Mike Wu, to give us both a glimpse into life at Gossamer Threads as a relative newcomer, as well as what his work as a Quality Assurance Analyst entails. What follows is a story of bugs, barbecue and Big Two…
The habit of commuting by bike is on the rise here in Gossamer Threads’ home city of Vancouver. The mayor, Gregor Roberts, has done some pretty amazing things in 2010 around the city for the safety and comfort of bike riders (including the mayor himself). The biggest of these has been the installation of two segregated bike routes on two of the main arteries that pour into the central nervous system that is Downtown Vancouver. With all of this new accessibility, cycling is much more popular in Vancouver than ever before and there are a lot of folks at GT jumping on the bandwagon!
I don’t know what things are like in your country, by here in Canada, our Public Health Agency is constantly on our cases about “accumulating” (as they like to put it) 30-60 minutes of physical activity each day.
So, this past summer we decided to take advantage of GT’s natural geography (the 5th floor), and hosted a stair climbing challenge. We determined that the height of our floor from the street was 1/465th the height of Mt. Everest, and devised a tracking poster to measure this ascent in individual treks up to the 5th floor.