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New Members for Forest Practices Board

December 2, 2014 VICTORIA – Cabinet has appointed three members to the Forest Practices Board. Marlene Machmer, R.P.Bio and Angeline Nyce, RPF, were appointed for two-year terms, and current board member Bill Dumont, RPF, was reappointed for a two-year term. “I am very pleased to see Bill Dumont reappointed, and I welcome Marlene Machmer and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014247 Views

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Over $900,000 in awards distributed to 310 Aboriginal students across BC

(12/03/2014) VICTORIA, BC – The Society’s Aboriginal Awards program is funded from the returns on a $12 million endowment fund established by the Province in 2008. Subsequent provincial contributions to the fund are used to encourage more Aboriginal students to become teachers, and in support of Aboriginal students pursuing masters or doctoral degrees. Awards from […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2014571 Views

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BC Friendship Centres aid skills training

VICTORIA – The Province is teaming up with the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) to support skills training and employment opportunities for urban Aboriginal people and youth. Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad and BCAAFC President Annette Morgan have signed a protocol called “Improving Employment Outcomes for Off-Reserve Aboriginal Peoples”. The […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2014211 Views

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NLC and Canbriam Energy Inc. announce Aboriginal New Student Award Winner for 2014

NLC and Canbriam Energy Inc. announce Aboriginal New Student Award Winner for 2014 Laberge is currently enrolled in the Career and College Preparation (CCP) program at the Chetwynd Campus, and is a member of the Saulteau First Nations. Laberge is a mature student who overcame considerable challenges to return to school. She plans to continue her studies at NLC […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014210 Views

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E.I. Passport to Trades

Native Education College, First Nations Employment Society and the Government of Canada are joining together to offer a program called “E.I. Passport to the Trades. This programs activities include: Intro to the trades Trade tools and equipment Trades math Construction safety training tickets; Level One First Aid TCP WHIMIS Confined Space The qualifcations are: Aboriginal […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014221 Views

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CNC to provide trades and employability training to Aboriginal learners

December 02, 2014 CNC to provide trades and employability training to Aboriginal learners The College of New Caledonia is launching a new program to assist Aboriginal learners in building skills for careers in the trades. The Trades Access Program, funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, will run for 19 weeks in the community of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014209 Views

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All CUPE K-12 Locals ratify collective agreements

December 2, 2014 BURNABY- CUPE’s 57 BC K-12 Local bargaining committees have reached and ratified collective agreements, meeting the November 30 deadline. “We’re pleased that all locals were able conclude local bargaining issues by the November 30 deadline,” says K-12 Presidents’ Council Chair Marcel Marsolais.  “Locals can now focus and look forward to the gains […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014224 Views

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UBC awarded funding for cancer research, Arctic Ocean studies

December 2, 2014 VANCOUVER – The University of British Columbia has received funding to purchase equipment for five research projects, including a study to develop non-invasive cancer detection and an ocean observation system in the Canadian Arctic. The projects will receive over $490,000 from this year’s BC Knowledge Development Fund. This amount is in addition […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2014183 Views

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Seeking world leaders in dialogue

December 01, 2014 Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue is now accepting nominations for the 2015/16 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue. The award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated international excellence in the use of dialogue to further the understanding of complex and profound public issues. Nominations are encouraged from the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2014210 Views

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New BCIT program provides specialized training for shipbuilding

November 28, 2014 Intensive course a response to the need for skilled labour in shipbuilding BURNABY, BC: Students across British Columbia who want to pursue a career in the shipbuilding industry can now choose a specialized skills training course for the anticipated demand in the marine and shipbuilding sectors. [flickr-slideshowhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/bcit/sets/72157647181664544/[flickr-slideshow] The Marine Fitter program at […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2014305 Views

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