The Roots of Empathy program, which arranges to have babies brought into classrooms to encourage respect and kindness among young students, will be expanded this year into 360 kindergarten classes in B.C., Premier Christy Clark announced today. Click here to read the full article, published by the Vancouver Sun.
In 1986, to recognize the importance of university teaching, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada created the 3M National Teaching Fellowships. Ten university faculty members are recognized each year for their educational leadership and exceptional contributions to teaching. These winning professors have a single purpose—helping students to learn. Maclean’s, […]
Parent complaints about a draft policy intended to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students from harassment have resulted in revisions, the Burnaby school district said Wednesday. To read the full story, published in the Vancouver Sun click here.
UBC Library will launch Refworks 2.0 on Monday, July 4, 2011. The new interface provides a cleaner layout and clearer navigation, while retaining all the functionalities you’re familiar with in Refworks Classic. For additional information, see the RefWorks at UBC Blog.
The presidents of B.C.’s four research universities have joined others in calling on the provincial Liberal government to improve financial assistance for post-secondary students to bring B.C. closer in line with what’s offered in other provinces. Read the entire story here.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Western Ontario indicates that full-day kindergarten may have a negative effect on the learning and personal development of some children. You can read the article, published in the Vancouver Sun, here.