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Thursday, March 23, 2023


Greater Victoria teachers quarrel with VicPD over police presence in schools

The GVTA believes having officers in schools is harmful.

Vancouver Island man prepares locals for the film industry with stunt acting workshop

He’s worked with De Niro, DiCaprio, Stallone and Schwarzenegger.

Saanich teacher resigns following several incidents of threatening and berating students

The incidents occurred throughout 2021.

Camosun College takes next steps in building on-campus film studio

They hope to compete with BCIT and Vancouver Film School.

Black youth of Victoria look to educate teachers using their classroom experiences of racism

They’re hosting workshops to make a difference.

SD61 is hosting a FREE Educational Assistant training program this February

Here's how you can apply! ✏️

Here’s how Victorians can avoid the impostor phenomenon impacting most Canadians

It impacts nearly 70% of North Americans.

Victoria students to learn from veterans about times of war prior to Remembrance Day

Including one of the last surviving members of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps Pipe Band.

Camosun College welcoming back 2020/21 alumni for in-person convocation this June

After COVID-19 put a damper on their in-person celebrations.

Mom recalls daughter’s trauma and applauds BC teacher for assigning ‘private body parts’ worksheet

"If there had been more education when she was in school, could that have given her the tools to be more vocal about what was going on?"

Investigation launched after Island kindergarten students assigned ‘masturbation worksheet’ (UPDATED)

School administration is re-evaluating all areas of education delivery.

Vancouver Island University to offer free menstrual products across all campuses

“No one should have the experience of going without these necessary products while learning.”

UVic celebrates graduates of world’s first Indigenous law program

Congrats grads! 👏🎓

Therapy dogs return to Camosun College to help relieve student stress

The visits were 'paws-ed' when the pandemic began two years ago. 🐾

Mask mandate won’t be returning to UVic despite concerns

The school’s senate says it’s putting immunocompromised people at risk.

Masks will be mandatory for all K-12 students in BC schools starting Monday

In all school settings, including the bus.

SD61 is offering a FREE three-week Educational Assistant training program next month

With potential job offers upon completion!

This tool will help alleviate the stress of job interviews for young students

Camosun’s storytelling tool helps demonstrate skills to an employer.
High School Masks

Mandatory masks, optional vaccinations: province issues back-to-school plan

Most students, faculty, and staff must wear masks in class.

Vancouver Island universities and colleges will be going back to in-person learning this fall

Health measures including health checks and hand hygiene will be implemented.
High School Masks

BC schools set to go back to ‘near-normal’ in September

Kids will no longer be grouped into cohorts.

Non-profit offers free sexual violence prevention training to Victoria restaraunts, bars and clubs

In wake of sexual assault allegations in the city.

Victoria’s Camosun College to receive $150k for potential on-campus film studio

Students in trades will help with the construction of the studio.

Greater Victoria School District considers cutting most music classes in schools

A board meeting on the considerations will take place tomorrow.

Vancouver Island School of Art relocating to downtown Victoria

An art sale is planned for May 15th.

Two new Langford schools will open for students in September 2022 (VIDEO)

Both schools will welcome 1,200 students .
High School Masks

Masks now required indoors for B.C. middle and secondary school students and staff

K-12 staff must also wear masks indoors.
UVic John Borrows Outdoors

UVic professor of Indigenous Law appointed to Order of Canada

"There's a moment, a flash in the pan here with an award, but the work continues."

Vancouver Island colleges to receive over $1M for more health care training

Out of a total $4.4 million investment in similar programs at institutions across B.C.

These institutions are offering FREE online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Broaden your horizons and take an Ivy League class or two!

Province announces 462 new child care spaces coming to Greater Victoria

As a part of the New Spaces Fund launched in July 2018.

Province announces 260 new child care spaces coming to Victoria

144 of them will be co-located at three elementary schools

Top companies rank UVic graduates among best in Canada for employability (REPORT)

Both Google and Tesla employ dozens of UVic graduates ⚡

MacLeans ranks University of Victoria 2nd best comprehensive school in Canada

For the second year in a row!

New accessible playground opens at Sidney Elementary School

One of four Victoria schools to receive new playgrounds this fall

1 in 4 children in BC are not school-ready when they enter first grade

United Way funds reading programs that can help!

UVic students will study with prison inmates in new philosophy course this Fall

10 UVic students and 10 Wilkinson Road jail inmates will be studying works by influential writers and thinkers

Camosun college will supply free menstrual products on Lansdowne campus washrooms

In the first floor men's and women's washrooms in the Library and Learning Commons

Feds announce $100M investment to research Indigenous health at UVic

It is the federal government’s largest single investment into Indigenous health ever.

BC is increasing public school funding by over $1 billion compared to 2017

Education funding has increased by 17.1%

Province to build new $4.2M Children’s Development Centre in Saanich

The current 53-year-old centre is not up to modern seismic safety standards.

UVic receives $9.1M federal grant to build national Indigenous law centre

It'll be the first Canadian university to offer a Common/Indigenous joint law degree.

Coastal Naturalists are returning to BC Ferries starting tomorrow

Over 100 extra presentations have been added to the schedule! 🐳

Annual World Oceans Day celebration returns to Victoria Fisherman’s Wharf this weekend

Think you’re smart enough to reassemble a life-sized Orca skeleton?

BC announces nearly $3M investment for childcare spaces on Vancouver Island

161 new licensed child care spaces will open within the next 10 years.

Federal government provides $18.8 million for UVic research grants

Funding is going towards “life-altering breakthroughs” in medicine and more.