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TRU: Indigenous scholars gathering for the future

March 31, 2017 It was a meeting of the minds and hearts this past weekend as TRU hosted 20 Ch’nook Scholars for a weekend of speakers and networking—an assembly of spirited individuals, passionate about the future. Ch’nook program director Miranda Huron welcomed the visitors to TRU on Friday, remarking that the second gathering is where […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201733 Views

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Province Pilots TV and Film Crew Training at NIC

MARCH 30, 2017 – NIC will receive nearly $500,000 to develop TV and film crew training programs in Port Alberni and Campbell River, BC Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, Michelle Stilwell announced today. Stillwell, who is also the MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, made the announcement on behalf of Shirley Bond, BC’s Minister of Jobs, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201733 Views

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VPL launches new online gallery highlighting Women’s Memorial Quilt

March 28, 2017 VANCOUVER, B.C. – A new online gallery launches today to share the Women’s Memorial Quilt, a tapestry of more than 120 panels remembering the murdered and missing women of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Vancouver Public Library worked with the quilt’s creator, Diane Wood of the Women’s Memorial March Committee, over several months to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201745 Views

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Reconciliation Pole to be installed on UBC Vancouver campus

March 30, 2017 Date/Time: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1 p.m. Location: Main Mall, between Agronomy Road and Thunderbird Boulevard Parking: Thunderbird Parkade, 6085 Thunderbird Boulevard Thousands of copper nails are important markers on a carved pole that will be installed on UBC’s Vancouver campus on April 1. The nails represent thousands of Indigenous children who […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201746 Views

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Province celebrates diversity in B.C.’s apprenticeship system – BC Gov’t

March 30, 2017 VANCOUVER – Today, Greg Kyllo, Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan to the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, was joined by Gary Herman of the Industry Training Authority (ITA) as they met with apprentices and staff of Mott Electric on the jobsite for The Creek property development in Vancouver’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201744 Views

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CNC celebrates aboriginal culture – Prince George Citizen

March 29, 2017 Drums thundered through the hallways during the annual Aboriginal Culture Day at CNC on Wednesday. Songs were sung and stories were told as people made their way from one kiosk to the next in celebration of indigenous culture, past and present. “There are a lot of people here today who are getting […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201722 Views

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TRU: Faculty compete in first ever 180s Research Challenge

March 28, 2017 What can you learn in 180 seconds? You’d be surprised. As part of TRU’s annual Research Week, faculty go head-to-head in the first ever 180-second Research Challenge (180sRC), competing to share their research in a compelling way — and to win prizes and bragging rights, of course. Modelled after the internationally renowned […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201725 Views

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VIU Supports Federal Budget’s Investments in Students and Innovation

The 2017 federal budget supports key areas of focus at VIU, including support for Indigenous learners, increased access to post-secondary education and investments in skills development and research Vancouver Island University (VIU) President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ralph Nilson says new investments outlined in the 2017 federal budget will increase student access to post-secondary education, strengthen […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201718 Views

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Minister Qualtrough visits Vancouver to talk Budget 2017 investments to boost funding for early learning & child care

March 29, 2017          Vancouver, British Columbia          Employment and Social Development Canada For too many families, the lack of affordable, high-quality child care means making a difficult choice. Some parents have to sacrifice retirement savings to pay for child care, while others may leave their career because child care is unavailable or unaffordable. Recognizing the deep […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201720 Views

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Supporting Lower Mainland First Nations entrepreneurs

March 29, 2017 VANCOUVER – A key to business success is ensuring budding entrepreneurs have the right skills for the job. The provincial government has been helping four First Nations in the Lower Mainland gain core-business skills to create jobs and generate prosperity for their communities. More than 200 aspiring and current entrepreneurs from the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201726 Views

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