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SFU teaching support staff will line the pickets starting Sept. 28

SFU teaching support staff will line the pickets starting Sept. 28

Around 1,600 members of Simon Fraser University's Teaching Support Staff Union will be going on an indefinite work stoppage from Thursday, Sept. 28.
BCIT announces $33M funding for new trades and technology complex

BCIT announces $33M funding for new trades and technology complex

The new complex at BCIT's Burnaby campus is expected to meet the increasing demand in the province's skilled trades sector over the next decade.
Employers must use caution amid workplace power dynamics, experts say

Employers must use caution amid workplace power dynamics, experts say

TORONTO — NHL coach Mike Babcock thought he was just trying to get to know his players better, but experts say he may have crossed a line that's sometimes hard to see.
B.C. parents missing out on free money for their children's education

B.C. parents missing out on free money for their children's education

Every child in B.C. is eligible for a free, one-time $1,200 RESP grant, with no contribution, upon turning six and until the age of nine; but only roughly half of children are receiving it, according to the B.C. government.
SFU, Tsleil-Waututh Nation sign agreement to advance reconciliation

SFU, Tsleil-Waututh Nation sign agreement to advance reconciliation

SFU and the regional First Nation will look to find key initiatives to build on inclusivity for students, faculty and visitors to the Burnaby campus.
UNBC tweaking education program to address teacher shortage

UNBC tweaking education program to address teacher shortage

University offering 'micro-credentials' and more accessible programming options to train more teachers
New questions for wind, solar in Alberta create more confusion for industry: advocate

New questions for wind, solar in Alberta create more confusion for industry: advocate

EDMONTON — New information requirements for Alberta power generators including wind and solar projects will create further problems for a booming renewables industry that government policy has already slowed, said an industry advocate.
Private donation helps attract teachers to rural B.C. with $10,000 cash welcome gifts

Private donation helps attract teachers to rural B.C. with $10,000 cash welcome gifts

All 18 vacancies this year have been filled by the district.
Measuring the B.C. teacher shortage is the first step towards fixing it

Measuring the B.C. teacher shortage is the first step towards fixing it

A new school year is always a time of excitement and anticipation.
Almost half of Canadians say workers' right to strike outweighs economic hit: report

Almost half of Canadians say workers' right to strike outweighs economic hit: report

Almost half of Canadians say the right to strike outweighs the risk of economic consequences, a new survey from the Angus Reid Institute found.