Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by alumni UBC. Distinguished experts in children’s health care and moderated by Global TV’s Sophie Lui, a UBC alumni expert panel features notable specialists in emergency medicine, allergies, sports injuries, and developmental issues (such as ADHD) give a panel presentation that sorts truth from fiction and provides sage advice for parents.

Sophie Lui – Morning News Anchor, Global TV

Dr. Edmond Chan, FRCPC – Head of Allergy and Immunology, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, UBC

Dr. Margaret Colbourne, MD’87, FRCPC – Emergency Physician, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, UBC

Dr. Barbara Fitzgerald, MD’85, FRCPC – Developmental Paediatrician, Sunny Hill Health Centre; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, UBC

Dr. Kristin Houghton, MD’98, MSc’08, FRCPC – Paediatrician, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Paediatrics, UBC

Your one stop shop for field trip information!

Date: Monday, October 1, 2012, 3:00 – 6:00pm (arrive when you can)

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver BC

  • Meet the educators from over 50 field trip sites
  • Opportunities to win a free field trip for your class
  • Bus bursaries for charter transportation
  • Refreshments for pre-registered guests
  • Free parking – draw for those who can show a transit ticket!

TEACHER REGISTRATION IS OPEN.  Click here to register.

Advanced registration is required to attend. This is an adult only event due to liquor licensing.

Bring a colleague to the event. Print a poster for your staff room (see below). 


~text from the B.C. Field Trips Website

September marks Life Literacy Month – a month to celebrate literacy and lifelong learning. Did you know that nearly nine million adult Canadians struggle with low literacy? Get involved this month, increase your own literacy skills, and encourage everyone to get the skills they need to live a fully engaged life. Don’t forget to also look out for learner stories throughout the month, and be inspired by how literacy impacts lives.

~text from ABC Life Literacy Canada website

Children’s Literature in the Classroom: Engaging Lifelong Readers

“Many reading programs today overlook an essential component of literacy instruction—helping children develop an enduring love of reading. This authoritative and accessible guide provides a wealth of ideas for incorporating high-quality children’s books of all kinds into K-6 classrooms. “

~from the Publisher’s website

Author profile here.

UBC Library Holdings Information here.

Read Kathryn Ovenell-Carter’s moving article on why she is training to be a teacher in these trying times.

By Kathryn Ovenell-Carter, 25 Jun 2012, TheTyee.ca

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Read The Vancouver Sun’s Report Card: A letter of thanks from a grateful parent to B.C. teachers.

Full article here

By Janet Steffenhagen, June 21, 2012. 5:08 pm • Section: Report Card

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Read the latest news on B.C. teachers’ negotiations and rallies in The Vancouver Sun’s Education News: The Report Card.

Full article here.

by Janet Steffenhagen, June 20, 2012. 12:44 pm • Section: Report Card

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Read the latest on The Roots of Empathy: the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Education’s program to teach compassion and empathy to youth and children in British Columbia.

Full article from the Province of British Columbia website here.

Read The Vancouver Sun’s article about innovative enriched education for young students in British Columbia. Full article here.

By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun June 5, 2012

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Enjoy a new addition to the collection at the Education Library: Reading the World: What Young Children Learn from Literature.

Reading the World is invaluable for early years teachers, nursery nurses, teaching assistants and other practitioners, but will appeal also to parents and carers, those who teach children at Key stages 1 and 2 and to students on initial teacher training courses. It will be of interest to the growing body of students following programmes on children’s literature and book making.”

~from the Publisher’s website

UBC Library Holdings Information here.

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