Education

British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Annacis Island campus, located at 1608 Cliveden Ave. in Delta. (Google Maps screen shot)

Province funds new co-op program at Delta BCIT campus

Part of $5.5 million in funding announced Dec. 1 to support B.C. co-op programs hard hit by pandemic

 

Lawyer Jonathan Denis speaks to reporters in Calgary, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed by a former junior high school students alleging sexual misconduct of a Calgary teacher who died in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

‘I definitely feel cheated’: Former students suing deceased Calgary teacher, board

Gregory was charged in February with 17 counts of sexual assault and sexual exploitation

 

Grade 9 student Alexandra Hrytsak watches as her brother, Grade 6 student at Colebrook Elementary DJ Fergusson, throw a dart at a balloon wall. A Grade 9 Socials class at École Panorama Ridge held a fundraiser carnival Friday (Nov. 26), called #AbbyAreYouOkay, to benefit flood victims. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey students host #AbbyAreYouOkay carnival fundraiser for flood relief

In less than a week Socials 9 students organize, hold event

 

Surrey School District building. (File photo)

Racism exists ‘without a doubt’ in Surrey school district superintendent says of report findings

Racial Equity Environmental Assessment done by external consulting firm

Surrey School District building. (File photo)
Teri Mooring, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president, is in favour of holding vaccine clinics at schools. (Twitter/BCTF)

B.C. teachers’ union leader welcomes vaccination clinics at schools

Teri Mooring says schools a hub of the community, especially in smaller towns

Teri Mooring, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president, is in favour of holding vaccine clinics at schools. (Twitter/BCTF)
Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Alberta has introduced legislation to make public the names and case details of teachers disciplined for unprofessional conduct or incompetence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta proposes bill to overhaul, publicize teacher discipline and decisions

Bill would reorganize the disciplinary process and require ongoing criminal record checks

Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Alberta has introduced legislation to make public the names and case details of teachers disciplined for unprofessional conduct or incompetence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Supt. Jordan Tinney with a student at Coast Meridian Elementary School in February of 2019. (Submitted photo: Surrey Schools)

Surrey school district superintendent plans to spend more time with family after retirement

District has hired a replacement, with Tinney leaving around spring break

Supt. Jordan Tinney with a student at Coast Meridian Elementary School in February of 2019. (Submitted photo: Surrey Schools)
Mark Pearmain has been hired as the Surrey school district’s incoming superintendent. (Photo: School District 44/Twitter)

Surrey school district hires new superintendent

Mark Pearmain comes from the North Vancouver school district

Mark Pearmain has been hired as the Surrey school district’s incoming superintendent. (Photo: School District 44/Twitter)
Alumni speakers at a YELL event in 2019. The organization’s educational programs “empower youth with the skills, knowledge and network they will need to take on the future,” according to a webpost. (Photo: yellcanada.org)

KPU helps give young entrepreneurs something to YELL about in Surrey, region

Post-secondary credit for secondary students now offered

Alumni speakers at a YELL event in 2019. The organization’s educational programs “empower youth with the skills, knowledge and network they will need to take on the future,” according to a webpost. (Photo: yellcanada.org)
Praneet Singh Arora, a Grade 12 student at Tamanawis Secondary, is one of the recipients of this year’s Vimy Pilgrimage Award. (Submitted photo: Vimy Foundation)
Praneet Singh Arora, a Grade 12 student at Tamanawis Secondary, is one of the recipients of this year’s Vimy Pilgrimage Award. (Submitted photo: Vimy Foundation)
First World War soldier William James Taylor is profiled by his great-grandson, student Connor Mitchell, in the “KPU Remembers” project. This photo of Taylor is from the video Mitchell created to tell the story of his ancestor’s last battle at Mount Sorrel, Ypres, in 1916.

VIDEO: Students’ ‘KPU Remembers’ website shows First World War experiences of Canadian soldiers

In time for Remembrance Day, written reports and ‘excellent’ videos posted to website, instructor says

First World War soldier William James Taylor is profiled by his great-grandson, student Connor Mitchell, in the “KPU Remembers” project. This photo of Taylor is from the video Mitchell created to tell the story of his ancestor’s last battle at Mount Sorrel, Ypres, in 1916.
FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Teachers’ union calls for more speed, clarity on COVID-19 exposures

BCTF said teachers noticing ‘significant inconsistencies’ in how outbreaks, clusters, exposures are classified

FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Surrey teacher Derek Duke gets vaccinated for COVID-19 at the North Surrey clinic on March 24, 2021. Surrey teachers were among the first teachers in the province to get the vaccine. (submitted photo: Fraser Health)

Surrey school board continues to discuss vaccine mandate as province releases ‘guidelines’

The Ministry of Education released a document that tells boards to determine their own policy

Surrey teacher Derek Duke gets vaccinated for COVID-19 at the North Surrey clinic on March 24, 2021. Surrey teachers were among the first teachers in the province to get the vaccine. (submitted photo: Fraser Health)
The addition at Sullivan Elementary. In the future, the district is looking to build elementary schools with more storeys and higher density. (Photo: Surrey Schools/Twitter)

Surrey school district looks at building up for future elementary schools

Staff presented to Surrey council on school site funding priorities

The addition at Sullivan Elementary. In the future, the district is looking to build elementary schools with more storeys and higher density. (Photo: Surrey Schools/Twitter)
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Winnipeg teacher placed on leave after racial slur used in classroom

Students allege the teacher used the slur multiple times

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A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey school district releases online ventilation database, but critics say more needs to be done

Surrey Teachers’ Association, Surrey DPAC wonder why some schools still don’t have better filtration

A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

Branka Turnbull calls Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta decision vindication

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Surrey teacher Shannon Akester gets vaccinated for COVID-19 at the North Surrey clinic on Wednesday, March 24. (submitted photo: Fraser Health)

Surrey education board needs time to review implications of potential vaccine mandate

This comes as the premier says the decision is up to trustees

Surrey teacher Shannon Akester gets vaccinated for COVID-19 at the North Surrey clinic on Wednesday, March 24. (submitted photo: Fraser Health)
Cloverdale Chamber director Scott Wheatley is seen in 2020. Wheatley said a new workforce development initiative between Invest Vancouver and Amazon Web Services is coming to Lower Mainland post-secondary institutions. “It has the potential to prepare thousands of students for jobs in the growing tech sector.” Wheatley sits on the board for Invest Vancouver. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Invest Vancouver to collaborate with Amazon Web Services to promote tech sector jobs

Initiative has potential to prepare thousands of students for digital future

Cloverdale Chamber director Scott Wheatley is seen in 2020. Wheatley said a new workforce development initiative between Invest Vancouver and Amazon Web Services is coming to Lower Mainland post-secondary institutions. “It has the potential to prepare thousands of students for jobs in the growing tech sector.” Wheatley sits on the board for Invest Vancouver. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey school district Supt. Jordan Tinney announced his retirement Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey school district superintendent announces retirement

Jordan Tinney has been with the district for 9 years

Surrey school district Supt. Jordan Tinney announced his retirement Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)