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New partnership makes finding child care easier in Osoyoos

June 25, 2019 OSOYOOS – A significant expansion to the largest of only three licensed child care facilities in Osoyoos will mean that local parents will not need to drive to nearby towns to find quality care for their children. “The early years of life are critical in the development and future well-being of children,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 20196 Views

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NIC Educational Assistant student wants to pay it forward

Jun 25, 2019 NIC educational assistant student Kristy Salter is giving back by learning to support others through the same challenges she faced herself. Salter’s son has severe differing abilities, which led to many trips to BC Children’s Hospital and working with a variety of therapists and support workers. “These people had a major impact […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 20196 Views

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BCIT graduates empowered, shaping BC, inspiring global progress – BCIT

Honorary doctorates encourage grads to use education to make world a better place The vision for the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is to empower people, shape B.C. and inspire global progress. 2019 valedictorian Nic Johnson may just be the embodiment of those principles. “If there’s one thing that I’d like people to take […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 20194 Views

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Cecil Rhodes sign to be removed from Vancouver elementary school – CBC

Vancouver School Board votes unanimously to take down sign at L’Ecole Bilingue Jun 24, 2019 The Vancouver School Board voted unanimously Monday evening to remove a sign commemorating Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes, a businessman and politician, controlled and exploited southern Africa during the British Empire. He disregarded the rights of Indigenous people and his policies laid […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 20193 Views

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Musqueam and Langara College launch program to prepare Indigenous students for post-secondary

Jun 21, 2019 Vancouver, BC – snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓/Langara College is proud to launch an Indigenous Upgrading Program (IUP) in partnership with Musqueam. The objective of the program is to develop an upgrading curriculum that facilitates successful transition to post-secondary studies, while incorporating Musqueam knowledge and learning/teaching methods. This program was developed after substantive discussion with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20198 Views

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Closing the gap on Aboriginal grad rates – The Columbia Valley Pioneer

Metis student with two learning disabilities “really proud” to be graduating Jun. 20, 2019 Kahleah Bodry, a Metis student who has two learning disabilities and who “didn’t even think that grade 12 would even come,” is on the cusp of graduating from high school and heading to university. It’s a future she wasn’t able to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201916 Views

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BCIT Convocation photos and video – June 2019 – BCIT

June 19, 2019 The annual spring convocation ceremonies returned to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) from June 19-21. Families and friends celebrated over 1,200 students who crossed the stage to become graduates of BCIT. These graduates now join the growing family of 185,000 BCIT alumni who are everywhere, in every sector, conquering today’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201915 Views

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CUPE 801 K-12 support workers on the Sunshine Coast reach tentative agreement

SUNSHINE COAST, BC, June 19, 2019  – CUPE 801, K-12 support workers at SD46, reached a tentative agreement last night following five bargaining sessions that began in March. CUPE 801 President Janice Budgell said that the bargaining process went very well, and their bargaining committee is looking forward to presenting the tentative agreement to members […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201913 Views

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New teaching standard strengthens Truth and Reconciliation in the classroom

Indigenous students in British Columbia will be better supported and be more connected in school with the addition of a new professional standard that requires teachers to commit to truth, reconciliation and healing. “Education is key to a true and lasting reconciliation, and educators are essential role models for change,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201937 Views

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(OAGBC) New progress audit on education of Indigenous students

VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a progress audit on the Ministry of Education’s changes since the office’s 2015 report on the education of Aboriginal students in the B.C. public school system. The original 2015 audit found there were gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in reading, writing […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20199 Views

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