Monthly Archives: March 2017

UBC Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP) | Online info session on April 6

UBC Faculty of Education is currently accepting applications for the 3rd offering of the UBC Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP).  The 2017/18 program runs from October 2017 to July 2018, and is ideal for leaders and future leaders in the K-12 system and other connected sectors, who are interested in system transformation.  

We are hosting an online information session on Thursday, April 6 and I¹m writing to ask for your assistance sharing this announcement and invitation with members of the Vancouver Island North Teachers’ Association?  We would like to ensure this professional learning opportunity reaches current and future educational leaders who may be interested in this type of program.


Nation Inquiry on Missing and Mudered Indigenous Women and Girls

Hi Everyone,

Attached is a poster regarding the Nation Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Please take the time to share it as widely as you can, so that this important work can be done as effectively as possible.


Shawn Gough
Vancouver Island North Teachers’ Association
Local President

Click image below for PDF.

Winter/Spring Social Justice Newsletter

Winter/Spring Social Justice Newsletter


Calendar of Cultural Celebrations

Calendar of Cultural Celebrations – Click Image Below

Take your students to disaster school!


Dear educator,

Emergency Preparedness Week happens May 7-13 and we want to help your Grade 6 students think critically about how to get prepared.
PreparedBC’s Master of Disaster program can familiarize students with the hazards that could occur in your community, such as earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, and teach vital emergency preparedness skills.

The program’s three core modules encourage students to share information with parents as they prepare their households. When they’re done, they receive an official Master of Disaster certificate.
We’d like to send you Master of Disaster starter kits with classroom resources that meet the new provincial curriculum. They include a teacher’s guide and three core workbooks. Contact PreparedBC to order them for your school.

We’re also excited to tell you that classrooms that complete all three modules could win a visit from the ShakeZone portable earthquake simulator or  BC Wildfire Service firefighters. To enter your class in the draw, let us know how the program helped your students master new emergency preparedness skills. When you contact us, please do not provide any confidential information about students.

We encourage you to share this email with colleagues and others who may be interested in learning more about emergency preparedness education.

Thank you,
The PreparedBC team