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Tentative agreement reached between BCTF, BCPSEA

A tentative agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate has been reached between the members of the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA). The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring …

Post-secondary education and training will be more affordable for thousands of students throughout B.C., thanks to the new B.C. Access Grant program. “The new B.C. Access Grant will break down financial barriers and enable thousands more students to get a …

Opening doors and creating pathways for Indigenous teachers

More British Columbia students will benefit from the Traditional Knowledge and culture of Indigenous peoples with the expansion of teacher education seats. A $2.7-million investment in Indigenous teacher education training was announced by Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills …

Collective efforts aim to prevent sexual violence on campus

Students, post-secondary institutions, community organizations and the Province are working together to prevent and respond to sexual violence in order to make campuses safer for everyone. The Moving Forward Together: Building Capacity to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence on …

B.C. deterring money laundering in post-secondary system

As the next step in cracking down on money laundering in British Columbia, government is working with public and private post-secondary institutions to ensure they are not targets for money laundering after being identified as one of several vulnerable sectors. “We …

More students supported by SOGI-inclusive education

All 60 B.C. school districts and several independent schools have joined the B.C. SOGI Educator Network to further help educators make schools safe and inclusive for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Education and community partners gathered …