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When Forests Become Classrooms

23. July 2015 A World First “Why wouldn’t we do this? Students here are learning about the responsibility that comes with taking a leadership role, about being accountable for their actions,” Shawnigan’s headmaster, David Robertson, says. The school, which celebrates its centenary next year, is nestled among lakes and trees on Canada’s Vancouver Island. Most […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015392 Views

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College Of The Rockies Welcomes New Dean Of Trades And Technology

College of the Rockies Vice-President, Education and Applied Research Stan Chung is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jack Moes as the new Dean of Trades and Technology. Moes possesses extensive college leadership and management experience, most recently in the role of Vice-President Academic and Research at Assiniboine Community College. Moes led the development […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2015358 Views

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Screening in pregnancy key to eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission

July 22, 2015 Canada has almost eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission, known as vertical transmission, in recent years by ensuring that all women have the opportunity to be screened for HIV in pregnancy and that women with the disease receive treatment before giving birth. In 2014, there was only one recorded transmission of the virus to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 2015332 Views

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VIU Summer Welding Camp to Spark Interest in Youth for Trade

Young students considering a future career in the welding trade and apprentices working through certification will benefit from a significant donation to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Welding program. The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation has donated $25,000 to VIU’s Cowichan Trades Centre to install four new welding booths to be used in testing for apprentices. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 2015305 Views

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Launch of the Parental and Community Involvement Awareness Campaign “Get involved! “

The FNEC launched its Parental and Community Involvement Awareness Campaign “Get involved” which aims, among other things, to make parental involvement a priority community value. For the first brochure of this campaign, click here. To download the wallpaper, click here NT3

by pmnationtalk on July 22, 2015271 Views

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Language Champions Celebrated at First Nations Languages Conference

July 17, 2015 VANCOUVER – In a special recognition ceremony today, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) recognized the achievements of four BC First Nations Language Champions at the First Nations Languages Conference in Vancouver. The 2015 Language Champions are: Jessica Williams, champion of the Gitsenimx language, Youth Award. This award honours an individual […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2015425 Views

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New Program Focusing on Health Promotion for Aboriginal Communities to Launch at VIU

Applications are now being accepted for a new certificate program being launched at VIU’s Parksville/Qualicum Centre in September 2015. Funding by the province of BC will support the first delivery of the program which was developed in collaboration with the Inter Tribal Health Authority (ITHA). The “Community Health Promotion for Aboriginal Communities” program will provide […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2015202 Views

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College Of The Rockies Signs Indigenous Education Protocol

July 16, 2015 College of the Rockies Vice-President Education, Stan Chung, was pleased to sign the Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes during the Ktunaxa Nation Annual General Assembly on July 14. Through the Protocol, College of the Rockies commits to create curriculum and provide services and learning environments that respect indigenous values and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2015351 Views

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Mobile training unit brings classroom to trades students in northwest B.C.

July 16, 2015 TERRACE – Northwest Community College (NWCC) unveiled a new mobile training unit today that will help students in northwestern communities develop skills for in-demand trades jobs, thanks in part to funding from B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint. Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson announced $598,500 in provincial funding today toward the cost […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2015526 Views

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Giving NWCC trades students skills for in-demand jobs

July 16, 2015 TERRACE – Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson announced $255,000 in 2015-16 for Northwest Community College (NWCC) to purchase industry-standard trades equipment to help students get hands-on training that will put them at the front of the hiring line. NWCC intends to purchase equipment such as a cable analyzer that electrical students will […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2015323 Views

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