Our “Welcome Spring” Collection Spotlight is up. Picture books featured in this display include topics such as seasons, seasonal changes, life cycle and the water cycle.  Please see our “Curriculum Connections” below, linking these books and the BC Curriculum.

Looking for something fun to do or looking to meet like-minded people? Check out these events happening this month.


Pitch Night Vancouver

Host: Volition Events

Target: entrepreneurs, investors, educators, students, supporters

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location: Fasken Vancouver

Cost: By donation

Register here

Summary: Sign up to pitch an idea or just sit back and listen to others’ ideas!

 

Accessible Employers 101: Building an Inclusive Workplace

Host: Presidents Group

Target: Entrepreneurs, business owners, managers

Date: Tuesday, March 31

Time: 9am - 3pm

Location: SFU Harbour Centre

Cost: Free

Register here

Summary: This development training workshop will help you learn more about how to accommodate different employees, be an inclusive employer, and much more!

 

B Corp 101 - Learning to Measure What Matters

Host: BDC and VEC

Target: Entrepreneurs, business owners

Date: Thursday, March 12

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Location: Vancouver Economic Commission

Cost: Free

Register here

Summary: Learn about how to get your business certified or just measure how much of an impact it is making in the community.

 

Is Running a Business Right for You & How to Do It Successfully

Host: Starfish Coaching

Target: Entrepreneurs

Date: Saturday, March 7

Time: 2pm - 2:30pm

Location: Online

Cost: Free!

Register here

Summary: Learn about what it takes to set up your business and get some guidance on running it successfully from a serial entrepreneur!

 

An Introduction to the Last Planner System

Host: LeanU Consulting

Target: Entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers in the construction industry

Date: Friday, March 13

Time: 7:30am - 9am

Location: Accent Inns Burnaby

Cost: Free!

Register here

Summary: This workshop covers the 5 elements of the Last Planner System such as learning to master schedules, identify and remove constraints early into projects, and more!

 

Panel Series: New Decade of Social Impact

Host: RED Academy Vancouver

Target: Entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, managers

Date: Wednesday, March 11

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Location: RED Academy West Broadway

Cost: $5

Register here

Summary: Hear from experienced speakers and join an interactive discussion on how you and your business can influence social impact.

 

Beyond the Ping Pong Table: Creating a More Playful Workplace

Host: Playficient

Target: Founders, entrepreneurs, business owners, managers

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Mobify

Cost: $40-$60

Register here

Summary: Want to learn how to boost your business’ employment engagement rates? Come check out this workshop to learn how you can create a more playful workplace catered specifically to your business and your employees!

 

Vancouver Business Referral Networking

Host: BNI Fast Forward

Target: Entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers

Date: Thursday, March 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 7am - 9am

Location: Chambar Restaurant

Cost: $35

Register here

Summary: Network with other local business owners, share what you do, practice public speaking, and ask for referrals all while enjoying breakfast!

 

For more events like these, visit smallbusinessbc.ca and review their event calendar. Please note all above event details have been taken from host descriptions and may be subject to changes.

Events

Looking for something fun to do or looking to meet like-minded people? Check out these events happening this month.


Pitch Night Vancouver

Host: Volition Events

Target: entrepreneurs, investors, educators, students, supporters

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location: Fasken Vancouver

Cost: By donation

Register here

Summary: Sign up to pitch an idea or just sit back and listen to others’ ideas!

 

Accessible Employers 101: Building an Inclusive Workplace

Host: Presidents Group

Target: Entrepreneurs, business owners, managers

Date: Tuesday, March 31

Time: 9am - 3pm

Location: SFU Harbour Centre

Cost: Free

Register here

Summary: This development training workshop will help you learn more about how to accommodate different employees, be an inclusive employer, and much more!

 

B Corp 101 - Learning to Measure What Matters

Host: BDC and VEC

Target: Entrepreneurs, business owners

Date: Thursday, March 12

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Location: Vancouver Economic Commission

Cost: Free

Register here

Summary: Learn about how to get your business certified or just measure how much of an impact it is making in the community.

 

Is Running a Business Right for You & How to Do It Successfully

Host: Starfish Coaching

Target: Entrepreneurs

Date: Saturday, March 7

Time: 2pm - 2:30pm

Location: Online

Cost: Free!

Register here

Summary: Learn about what it takes to set up your business and get some guidance on running it successfully from a serial entrepreneur!

 

An Introduction to the Last Planner System

Host: LeanU Consulting

Target: Entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers in the construction industry

Date: Friday, March 13

Time: 7:30am - 9am

Location: Accent Inns Burnaby

Cost: Free!

Register here

Summary: This workshop covers the 5 elements of the Last Planner System such as learning to master schedules, identify and remove constraints early into projects, and more!

 

Panel Series: New Decade of Social Impact

Host: RED Academy Vancouver

Target: Entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, managers

Date: Wednesday, March 11

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Location: RED Academy West Broadway

Cost: $5

Register here

Summary: Hear from experienced speakers and join an interactive discussion on how you and your business can influence social impact.

 

Beyond the Ping Pong Table: Creating a More Playful Workplace

Host: Playficient

Target: Founders, entrepreneurs, business owners, managers

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Mobify

Cost: $40-$60

Register here

Summary: Want to learn how to boost your business’ employment engagement rates? Come check out this workshop to learn how you can create a more playful workplace catered specifically to your business and your employees!

 

Vancouver Business Referral Networking

Host: BNI Fast Forward

Target: Entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers

Date: Thursday, March 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 7am - 9am

Location: Chambar Restaurant

Cost: $35

Register here

Summary: Network with other local business owners, share what you do, practice public speaking, and ask for referrals all while enjoying breakfast!

 

For more events like these, visit smallbusinessbc.ca and review their event calendar. Please note all above event details have been taken from host descriptions and may be subject to changes.

Events

It’s World Wildlife Day today! In this blog post, we’re going to take a look into the former environmental TV series, Westland.

The Westland TV series was broadcasted on the Knowledge Network in British Columbia from 1984 to 2007, hosted by Mike Halleran. The content of the show covers a broad range of environmental issues such as forestry practices, freshwater fisheries, endangered species, natural resource management and ecosystem restoration in British Columbia.

In 2011, both the broadcast tapes and the raw production footage were donated to the UBC Library. We have digitized 195 of the programs broadcasted as part of the Westland series. Here are some episodes about wildlife. Enjoy!

Wild in the City, 1986

Gordon Fish was a cameraman who shot films in some of the most rugged parts of BC. In this episode, he finds and photographs wildlife living in the city, including coyotes, raccoons, and deer.

Bears and Man, 1989

The International Conference on Wild Bears was held in 1989 in Victoria. In this episode, scientists from around the world discuss trade in bear parts, bear habitat, and human/bear interaction problems. Note that the man in the screenshot above is a trained scientist doing research in remote areas where such activity is safe for both the bear and himself. Please do not touch or feed wild animals.

Bear Attacks, Jan 17, 1991

In areas where bear habitat and human settlement overlap, bear attacks on people are on the rise. What to do? Watch the episode below to find out!

Wildlife and Fisheries Inventory, Feb 3, 1997

Good inventory is key to achieving resource sustainability. This episode introduces the biggest fish and wildlife inventory program ever done at that time in Canada with big horn sheep, bald eagles, and fish.

Sustaining BC’s Wildlife Heritage, May 8, 2006

British Columbia is internationally known as having huge wildlife numbers and species diversity. How do we count our wildlife species? This episode looks at the wildlife numbers in BC.

We hope you enjoyed this post. There are more fun episodes in the Westland collection. Click here and explore!

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