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  • Nick Lewis
    programmers and writers on a set of award winning department websites I edited the Faculty of Arts online magazine and assigned feature stories to enterprising students And I worked with communicators across campus on digital and social media strategy for an audience of 50 000 students I currently work with another great team at Samsung Show all Strategist Television Writer Political Campaign Songs Thailand s Tiger Temple Child soldier turned

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  • Education | Nick Lewis
    Canada Bachelor of Applied Arts Journalism Ryerson University Graduated June 2000 City department intern at The Hamilton Spectator in spring 2000 News editor of The Ryersonian student newspaper Bachelor of Arts Film University of Western Ontario Graduated June 1998 Sports Editor of The Gazette the only daily student newspaper in Canada Western Scholar award Dean s List Reach out I ll be there If you d like to chat please

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  • Software Skills | Nick Lewis
    design Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Microsoft Visio Presentation design Microsoft Powerpoint iWork Keynote Photo editing Adobe PhotoShop Apple iPhoto Adobe Lightroom Film Audio Adobe Premiere Pro Adobe Soundbooth Apple iMovie Apple GarageBand Audacity Reach out I ll be there If you d like to chat please feel free to drop me a line The form below sends your message to my inbox Or you can e mail or phone me

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  • Nick Lewis resume | Nick Lewis
    be there If you d like to chat please feel free to drop me a line The form below sends your message to my inbox Or you can e mail or phone me directly Vancouver BC 778 867 4675 604

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  • Nick Lewis | Political Campaign Songs
    team had been struggling with debating and agonizing over for months She offered nine songs to vote on but many overzealous readers supplied their own suggestions including Elton John s The Bitch is Back Foreigner s Cold As Ice and The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil Clinton ultimately chose Dion s You and I and shots of outsourcing soon came from those in the Republican party But it s hardly the first time a Canadian song has been appropriated by an American politician Clinton had previously used Tom Cochrane s 1991 hit Life Is A Highway which was then later used by Republican dropouts Mitt Romney and Rudolph Giuliani I say let everyone play it it s a popular song and you can t stop them from playing it says Mr Cochrane Sure Giuliani and Mitt Romney are playing it but so is Hillary so it balances out If they re using it in a documentary or for broadcast purposes they gotta get permission but otherwise anybody can play your song Another Canadian favourite is Winnipeg s Bachman Turner Overdrive whose Takin Care of Business and You Ain t Seen Nothin Yet have been used by Al Gore George W Bush and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi The songs are catchphrases frontman Randy Bachman who penned both 1970s hits explained to Rolling Stone magazine You re hearing something that s familiar warm makes you feel good And you used to dance to it Mr Cochrane s tour mate registered Democrat John Mellencamp politely asked Republican presidential candidate John McCain last week to stop using Our Country during his rallies Mr McCain had been using Tom Petty s I Won t Back Down during his rallies until he was asked to stop using it by the artist Mr Petty had previously threatened to sue George W Bush from using the same song during the 2000 election There s a long line of Republican candidates who ve been stopped from using particular songs for their rallies Bruce Springsteen asked Ronald Reagan to discontinue using his Born In The U S A during the 1984 elections Bobby McFerrin asked George Bush Sr to stop using his Don t Worry Be Happy during the 1988 elections And when Bob Dole ran for president in 1996 his campaign office created the unauthorized Dole Man a take on Sam Dave s Soul Man and the artists again voiced their displeasure But what s a Republican to do when all the best campaign songs are written by Democrats The music industry has traditionally been a liberal stronghold and statistics compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics during the 2004 U S elections found 82 of contributions from the music industry worth 1 1 million went to the Democratic Party Certain artists don t want to be affiliated with certain politicians and if a politician is playing an artists tune it seems like that artist is endorsing that politician says Mr Brunger Music fans are of

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  • Nick Lewis | Thailand’s Tiger Temple
    been poached or pets whose owners faced pressure from stricter regulations in Thailand More than 20 cubs have now been born at the temple leading to a total of 34 tigers all overseen under the watchful eye of the abbot In addition the giant animal reserve also boasts ponies camels wild boar water buffalo peacocks and barking deer a spectacular crush of hoof and horn sprinting across the dirt at suppertime for the visitors amusement But it is the tiger that is the real draw here and since an Animal Planet documentary on the site a few years back they come from around the world The tiger is the world s favourite animal a 2004 survey of 50 000 Animal Planet viewers from 73 countries found it beating out the household dog for top spot Unfortunately this fascination also means there are more tigers kept as household pets than in all the wild There are between 5 000 and 7 000 tigers left in the wild says the World Wildlife Federation while 12 000 tigers are in captivity in the United States alone Decades of deforestation hunting and poaching have severely thinned their numbers Asia s king of the jungle is revered for its strength nobility and fearlessness qualities people believe they can possess by possessing a piece of the animal And so a pelt alone can fetch 6 000 on the black market while a penis believed to be an aphrodisiac can fetch 800 Because of this the WWF estimates near 5 000 semi captive tigers are caged in illicit farms across Asia that breed and destroy them for profit And so while their domestication at Thailand s Tiger Temple means they can never return to the wild at least their chances of survival are greater The Buddhist monks favour the carrot over the stick and believe the tigers host the reincarnated souls of past relatives The animals are treated with love and understanding and fed a diet that includes cooked chicken cooked beef liver and commercial cat food so as to never know the taste of blood This has led to some of the tamest tigers in the world ones its handlers claim have never attacked It helps that visitors meet the tigers in the heat of the day shortly after they ve eaten Their incredibly calm demeanour has led to accusations that their handlers drug them before human encounters yet our guide says that isn t true The tiger hunts at night and he sleeps in the day that s why he is tired our young Thai guide tells us Caring for the animals isn t cheap Each tiger eats six kilograms of meat a day and the temple also employs 30 locals for its upkeep In addition the temple is in the midst of creating Tiger Island a natural re serve where the cats can freely roam This is said to cost 20 million baht or 700 000 CDN and when it will be completed is

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  • Nick Lewis | Child soldier-turned-rapper Emmanuel Jal
    We wanted to bring him here because Calgary has the largest Sudanese population in Canada and a number of them find it hard to deal with the culture shock says Dawodu They feel abandoned neglected He can speak to that experience he can encourage kids to take responsibility for themselves and their actions to not care about all the bling bling they see in other rap Mary Bakual who sits on the board of the African Sudanese Association of Calgary estimates there are some 12 000 Sudanese immigrants and refugees in Calgary and between 40 and 60 lost boys and girls of Sudan displaced orphans who have since found their way here It s very hard for these kids so it will be helpful for anyone to come and speak to them she says They need to know about what happened back home what happened with their families Jal s own life story is heartbreaking Infighting between Sudan s southern non Arab populations and its northern Arab populations has led to 1 9 million people killed one of the greatest civilian death tolls since the Second World War As a boy living in the southern Sudanese village of Tonj Jal witnessed his house burned to the ground and his aunt being raped and struggled to make sense of the brutality around him My mom was claimed by one of the village attacks and I never got to know how she died just that she died I didn t have an understanding of what was happening I thought the world was ending There were bombs falling from the skies houses burning people running helter skelter you see people getting shot falling and dying and you don t know what s going to happen What happened was a decree that saw all the children in his village rounded up and sent off to Ethiopia under the ruse they were being sent to school The school was merely a front for the Sudan People s Liberation Army which trained the children to become killers to avenge the deaths of their people Jal whose father had been a leader in the group embraced his new education We wanted revenge for our families We wanted freedom But no one was getting paid The payment was food The AK 47 was your father and mother When the fighting became unbearable Jal and a few other child soldiers managed to split from the militia On the run for three months they suffered casualties on the way to the Sudanese town of Waat There at age 11 he says he met an angel Emma McCune was an English aid worker who convinced him he couldn t continue his course in life She adopted him and smuggled him into Nairobi Kenya where she died in a road accident a few months later Fortunately her friends generosity allowed Jal to continue going to school and in his spare time he would go to church to sing The feeling music gave

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  • Nick Lewis | HTML5 Shooter for Microsoft
    non disclosure agreement A client relations lead I met with Microsoft representatives to ensure their requirements were being met documenting an ongoing Vision Document and Project Charter to ensure clarity between our team and our clients I also created the soundtrack and sound effects for the five stages of the game using Adobe Soundbooth and GarageBand Unfortunately the game is not available for public play Microsoft December 2010 Comments are

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