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Lots to celebrate in 2017 at UFV – UFV Today

December 19, 2017 There was a lot to celebrate at UFV in 2017, as students, faculty, and staff continued to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic development of the Fraser Valley. Highlights of 2017 More than 2,700 credentials were awarded at four Convocation ceremonies in June. UFV said thank you and farewell to President Mark Evered, who […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201715 Views

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Louise Mandell reappointed as VIU’s Chancellor

December 15, 2017 – 3:15pm Louise Mandell, Q.C., has been reappointed as Vancouver Island University’s Chancellor, a role she says is close to her heart. “It is a great gift and responsibility to be given three more years as Chancellor,” said Mandell. “It’s a powerful experience being part of the VIU family. Here education goes […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201715 Views

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UBC: B.C. government ends grizzly bear hunt

The B.C. government has ended grizzly bear hunting throughout the province, effective immediately. UBC experts are available to comment: Cole Burton Department of Forest Resources Management Cell: 778-676-4428 Email: cole.burton@ubc.ca human-wildlife conflict, carnivore conservation, grizzly bear, wildlife corridors * unavailable Monday 10-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.; Tuesday 11-noon and 1-3 p.m. Sarah Dubois Faculty of Land […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201715 Views

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Vancouver school board to replace term ‘Aboriginal’ with ‘Indigenous’ – Straight.com

December 18, 2017 The Vancouver school board is expected to ditch the term ‘Aboriginal’ in favour of ‘Indigenous’. The board is likely to approve the switch in its meeting Monday (December 18). The change has been endorsed by the school district’s education and student services committee, which includes members of the board. A staff report […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201719 Views

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Threats to Bears Ears and other Indigenous sacred sites are a violation of human rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 18, 2017 By George Nicholas, Simon Fraser University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: George Nicholas, Professor of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University For many […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201712 Views

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PART I: How Prince Rupert schools teach Indigenous language to hundreds of students – Fernie Free Press

A multimedia series with videos and photos from children’s Sm’algyax classes on B.C.’s North Coast Dec. 15, 2017 “Ama ganłaak!” The students echo “good morning” back to their teachers. The kindergarten class sits on a rainbow-coloured mat, some of them bounce in excitement. Today at Lax Kxeen Elementary School the students will meet a real […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201726 Views

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Geoff Johnson: School is a microcosm of its community – Times Colonist

December 14, 2017 Having spent more than my fair share of time in the hallways, classrooms and offices of Cowichan Secondary School during the administrations of four principals and numerous staffing and curricular changes, I feel qualified to comment on last week’s highly publicized scuffle or fight between two students. Cowichan Secondary School primarily serves […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201728 Views

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Bowman reappointed as NIC President

December 12, 2017– NIC’s Board of Governors has renewed and extended its employment contract with John Bowman to serve as NIC President and CEO for a second term, until June 30, 2022. “You always want a successful team leader to feel appreciated, and to have no doubt about their being valued by the organization,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201727 Views

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New funding to replace mouldy daycare in tsunami path – CBC

Grant will be used to create 34 new daycare spaces for the Ucluelet First Nation Dec 13, 2017 New daycare funding for the Ucluelet First Nation will be used to replace a mouldy building located in a tsunami flood zone. The $500,000 grant will help create 34 spaces in a new daycare centre to be […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201724 Views

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Education and prevention the focus of human rights commission recommendations – Government of BC

December 10, 2017 VANCOUVER – On International Human Rights Day, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon released a report with 25 recommendations for establishing the new B.C. human rights commission. The recommendations come after an eight-week public engagement that resulted in thousands of site visits, hundreds of submissions and over 80 meetings with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201714 Views

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