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UBC students tackle global issues in World’s Challenge Challenge

Feb 5, 2019 Three-person teams of UBC students are devising solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems—from addressing stove pollution in the global south, to creating a low-cost electron microscope for diagnosing disease, to the preservation of Indigenous knowledge. As part of International Development Week (Feb. 4–8), six of these teams will be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201918 Views

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BC Government: Students supported by new school mental health resources

Feb. 4, 2019 VANCOUVER – B.C. students will benefit from a $3-million investment that will support new school-based mental health programs focused on prevention, wellness promotion and early intervention. The funding will include grants for all 60 school districts and independent schools for staff training sessions, parent information nights, the development of new resource materials […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201915 Views

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New licensed child care spaces are coming to North Vancouver

Feb. 4, 2019 NORTH VANCOUVER – Local families in North Vancouver will soon have access to 172 new licensed child care spaces at two new child care centres, thanks in part to a $431,950 investment from the Province’s Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. “North Shore families have been burdened for far too long by the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201913 Views

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Integrating cultural practices improves health care for Indigenous women living with partner violence – The Province

Jan 31, 2019 The health of Indigenous women recovering from the trauma of partner violence improves when the healing process integrates elder-led circles and other cultural elements, finds new research from the University of British Columbia and Western University. The study tested the efficacy of a unique program, called Reclaiming our Spirits, that focused on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201915 Views

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Thompson Rivers U: Training the next generation of First Nations language teachers

January 31, 2019 Language not only helps us communicate and connect with one another, it is also a lifeline to our past, present and future. It is a link to our ways of being, our beliefs, customs, norms and so much more. June Kelly, the co-ordinator of TRU’s First Nations language program, recently stopped by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201918 Views

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BC Government: Ministry broadens hiring credentials for new frontline workers

January 31, 2019 VICTORIA – To better respond to the evolving needs of vulnerable children and families, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has expanded the educational and experiential requirements for new frontline workers, in line with recommendations from Grand Chief Ed John’s report on Indigenous child welfare. Preference will continue to be […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201924 Views

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NEC: 2019 Alumni Award Nominations Now Open

January 29, 2019 NEC first started as one classroom located on Howe Street in downtown Vancouver, BC. Ray Collins, the founder of NEC, realized it was difficult for Indigenous people to find a job when they first moved to the city from their small rural First Nation community. He identified the main reasons were due […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 201919 Views

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Royal Roads U: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development grants announced

January 30, 2019 The grants, which total more than $240,000, were awarded through SSHRC’s Insight Program. This program aims “to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence.” Assist. Prof. Runa Das, Insight Development Grant to study energy poverty in Canada College of Interdisciplinary Studies Assist. Prof. Runa Das […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201918 Views

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UBC Connects is one way Santa Ono is shaking up the status quo and linking the university to the community – Straight.com

January 30th, 2019 UBC president Santa Ono has an unconventional side. He speaks openly about mental-health challenges that he faced as a young man. He’s probably more active on social media than any other university president in the country. And last year, he even launched the Blue & Goldcast, a podcast cohosted with scientist Jennifer […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201914 Views

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New partnerships to create more than 150 child care spaces in Surrey

Jan. 30, 2019 New partnerships to create more than 150 child care spaces in Surrey SURREY – Families in Surrey will soon have access to over 150 new licensed child care spaces thanks to a $1.25-million investment through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. “Surrey is one of the fastest-growing cities in the province, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201913 Views

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