Education

Some of this year’s Science Fair finalists found inspiration for their projects in the impacts of COVID-19. From left: Timothy Cai, Javeria Ali, Caio de Figueiroa and Hayden Persad.

2020’s experiences inspire Youth Innovation Showcase submissions

The changes COVID-19 has forced on our society have inspired several semi-finalists’…

  • May 24, 2021
Some of this year’s Science Fair finalists found inspiration for their projects in the impacts of COVID-19. From left: Timothy Cai, Javeria Ali, Caio de Figueiroa and Hayden Persad.
Balan Moorthy, Superintendent of Schools (right) presented Rod Peters with a carved eagle feather inlaid with abalone. (Submitted)

Rod Peters receives accolades from Board of Education at retirement

Peters was the district’s Indigenous Education Coordinator

Balan Moorthy, Superintendent of Schools (right) presented Rod Peters with a carved eagle feather inlaid with abalone. (Submitted)
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.

Science Fair Fun Run Goes Virtual as Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC fundraiser will help make science fairs more accessible

  • May 17, 2021
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.
Erik Christian Oun, who worked for the Coquitlam school district, has had his teaching licence suspended for half a year. (Pixabay)

B.C. teacher suspended after calling students ‘cutie’ and ‘sweetheart’ in online messages

Erik Oun’s licence has been suspended for half a year, a decision made by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

Erik Christian Oun, who worked for the Coquitlam school district, has had his teaching licence suspended for half a year. (Pixabay)
Children walk back to their classroom while wearing masks and physical distancing at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., in October, 2020. A group of B.C. teachers has issued an open letter calling for the relaxation of non-pharmaceutical interventions for children in B.C. schools. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Group of B.C. teachers calls for easing of pandemic measures for students

Teacher group says ‘response to COVID is out of balance to the cost our youth are paying’

Children walk back to their classroom while wearing masks and physical distancing at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., in October, 2020. A group of B.C. teachers has issued an open letter calling for the relaxation of non-pharmaceutical interventions for children in B.C. schools. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
Chilliwack’s Summer Learning Program is once again located at Chilliwack secondary school, with a few exceptions. Registration is now open for summer learning programs. (Progress file)

Registration now open for Chilliwack’s Summer Learning Program

Course recovery, sustainable vegetable production, Indigenous learning all planned for students

Chilliwack’s Summer Learning Program is once again located at Chilliwack secondary school, with a few exceptions. Registration is now open for summer learning programs. (Progress file)
Identical twins, Lydia David and Ruth Grier are education assistants at Chilliwack middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Working together to bring joy to kids

Twins Lydia David and Ruth Grier help start the Chilliwack middle school day off right

Identical twins, Lydia David and Ruth Grier are education assistants at Chilliwack middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Michelle Savich is a teacher at Mt. Slesse middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Getting out of the classroom to learn

For Mt. Slesse teacher Michelle Savich, learning goes beyond textbooks

Michelle Savich is a teacher at Mt. Slesse middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shane Monkman is a music teacher at G.W. Graham middle secondary school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Music education in a year like no other

Shane Monkman keeping music alive for kids at G.W. Graham

Shane Monkman is a music teacher at G.W. Graham middle secondary school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lynnette Van Winkle is a student services teacher at Sardis secondary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: ‘Once a Falcon, always a Falcon’

Lynnette Van Winkle’s impact seen throughout Sardis secondary and beyond

Lynnette Van Winkle is a student services teacher at Sardis secondary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Thomas Neely is a teacher at Strathcona elementary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Helping students with exceptionalities

Something special about Strathcona elementary teacher Thomas Neely

Thomas Neely is a teacher at Strathcona elementary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cathy Comb is an Aboriginal support worker at McCammon elementary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Carving out a safe space for students

McCammon elementary’s Aboriginal EA Cathy Comb tries to be a good nurturer

Cathy Comb is an Aboriginal support worker at McCammon elementary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sarah Jackson is a counsellor at Rosedale Traditional community school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Connecting with vulnerable students

Rosedale Traditional counsellor Sarah Jackson happy to be part of a team

Sarah Jackson is a counsellor at Rosedale Traditional community school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back to school, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

New Westminster school district votes to immediately cancel police liaison program

Vancouver school district officials have also pulled the program

Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back to school, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on Sept. 2, 2020. Uniformed police officers will no longer be assigned to Vancouver public schools after trustees voted to end its school liaison officer program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Trustees vote to end program assigning uniformed police officers to Vancouver schools

Trustees voted eight to one Monday in favour of a motion to halt the program at the end of June.

A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on Sept. 2, 2020. Uniformed police officers will no longer be assigned to Vancouver public schools after trustees voted to end its school liaison officer program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A teacher-librarian in Nanaimo was fired in 2019 for checking out an age-inappropriate graphic novel to a student. The discipline agreement was published Wednesday, April 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. teacher-librarian fired for checking out too-graphic graphic novel to student

Teacher had been previously disciplined and suspended on two occasions

A teacher-librarian in Nanaimo was fired in 2019 for checking out an age-inappropriate graphic novel to a student. The discipline agreement was published Wednesday, April 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom is offering free school tours of The Pencil Patch learning garden in Abbotsford in April, May and June.

Agriculture in the Classroom offers free school tours at learning garden

The Pencil Patch in Abbotsford provides 15 outdoor learning stations

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom is offering free school tours of The Pencil Patch learning garden in Abbotsford in April, May and June.
Teachers from SD42 and other districts in the Lower Mainland flocked to Surrey on Tuesday in the hopes of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. (Sheelagh Brothers/Twitter)

Don’t line up for vaccines unless asked to come, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

Social media post shows teachers lining up outside of Surrey clinic for leftover doses

Teachers from SD42 and other districts in the Lower Mainland flocked to Surrey on Tuesday in the hopes of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. (Sheelagh Brothers/Twitter)
Teacher Elisa Infusini and her grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Teacher Elisa Infusini and her grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher banned from teaching younger students after showing age-inappropriate movies

Teacher showed multiple inappropriate movies and failed to supervise students

(Black Press Media files)