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UNBC researchers leading $1.3 million project to enhance Indigenous health

November 26, 2018 Two UNBC researchers, together with northern and provincial partners, have embarked on a five-year research project focused on further enhancing Indigenous health in northern B.C. Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Margo Greenwood received $1.3 million as part of a Healthy and Productive Work Initiative – Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201821 Views

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NIC adds Indigenous focus to English courses this January

November 28, 2018 English 116, Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives, introduces university-level research and writing, with a focus on the works of contemporary Indigenous scholars, authors and teachers. English 127, Indigenous Literatures in Canada, emphasizes Indigenous historical, political and cultural contexts in literature. The courses were developed to address the rising interest in Aboriginal content, serve […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201817 Views

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Timberwest and Indspire announce new post-secondary Indigenous Forestry Education award

Nov 28, 2018 Five-year awards program available to post-secondary forestry students in trades as well as academic studies Nanaimo: TimberWest is pleased to announce a $50,000 post-secondary scholarship program for Indigenous students enrolled in forest management studies. TimberWest provided $25,000 through the Indspire Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program for a five-year period […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201817 Views

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New partnerships to create more than 400 child care spaces in Victoria

November 27, 2018 VICTORIA – Families in Victoria soon will have access to 439 new licensed child care spaces that will be co-located at six elementary schools, thanks to a $4.6-million investment through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. The Greater Victoria School District is partnering with non-profit organizations to deliver these new spaces at […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201818 Views

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Bah Humbug! brings Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to a seasonal classic

Bah Humbug brings Downtown Eastside to a seasonal classic Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day East Vancouver with Bah Humbug! The annual production returns to SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts for its ninth year, with evening and matinee performances from December 6-22. This year Bah Humbug! is directed by award […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201818 Views

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VIU – Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Economic Impact of Post-Secondary Education

November 19, 2018 After a year of planning, Ruby Barclay arrived at Vancouver Island University (VIU) Student Residences from her hometown with two Rubber Maid totes and a duffel bag. “That was it – that was my entire life,” she remembers. “The first day was really, really tough.” While most youth transitioning to post-secondary rely […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201820 Views

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Douglas White III Speaks on Re-Imagining Reconciliation in VIU’s Indigenous Speakers Series

November 16, 2018 Douglas White III Kwul’a’sul’tun learned how to fight at a young age. Early on in life, he recognized that there is animosity in the world towards Indigenous peoples and issues. It highlighted for him the importance of learning to stand up for himself and others in different ways. White will be sharing […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201827 Views

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Five postsecondary partners to host annual forum at Algoma University in 2019

November 16, 2018 VICTORIA – University and Indigenous leaders focused on the importance of working together to advance reconciliation during the 2018 National Building Reconciliation Forum held November 15 and 16 at the University of Victoria. The theme of the fourth annual forum was Ts’its’u’ watul tseep, meaning to help one another in the HUL’Q’UMI’NUM’ language. It […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201818 Views

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Capilano University officially opens its Learning Commons on November 20, 2018

November 13, 2018 View more: Current Students NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Disruption to the way things have always been done can reap great rewards. Instead of students overlooking or searching for learning support services, they are congregating in Capilano University’s new Learning Commons. The official opening of this innovative hub where students can access key academic […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201815 Views

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Next level nursing: Dwayne Pettyjohn prepares for Camosun’s innovative new health centre

November 13, 2018 When Dwayne Pettyjohn was working as an ambulance attendant in Toronto, he decided to pursue nursing because it combined helping others with an opportunity to learn transferable skills. “I’ve always been interested in health care and how nursing opens up a variety of portable career paths,” he explains. “You can go around […]

by pmnationtalk on November 16, 201824 Views

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