VSB Trustee Candidates answer question concerning needed U Hill Schools

I look forward to hearing back from Trustees with their answer to the following question. Trustee candidates are invited to respond using the comment feature or by sending me an email directly cmenzies[at]interchange.ubc.ca. This issue and the apparent lack of action that has been demonstrated over almost ten year is one of the central reasons […]

QEA Parent Offers Suggestion for Fast-tracking the Rebuilding of U Hill Secondary

Guest commentary by Eric Mazzi, QEA Parent First I want to summarize why this is a crisis. Three U-Hill students testified last week to Trustees about the atrocious learning conditions (e.g. sitting on dirty floors, denied opportunities for science classes, etc.). Particularly poignant to me were the young women students at U-Hill who testified in […]

Urgent Message from Rebuild U Hill Blog

Rebuild U Hill: An Urgent Message!!! June 10th and 11th Public Meeting An Urgent Message from the University Hill Secondary and Elementary PAC Executives, the University Neighbourhoods Association Schools Action Committee, Dear Fellow Parents, Guardians and UBC/UEL Residents, The Vancouver School Board (“VSB”) has heard from many parents about the shockingly inadequate school facilities in […]

Will U Hill Schools Be Rebuilt?

On the eve of a combined U Hill Secondary/Elementary PAC meeting many parents living west of Blanca in Vancouver are wondering -will our schools be rebuilt to meet the learning needs of our children? The EFR process has been public since early January 2008. As parents we have been waiting for over four years to […]

Fraser Institute and U Hill

the hill still the leader Vancouver Sun blogs With a building that’s too small and not wired for today’s high-tech gadgets, University Hill is ranked the best public high school in B.C. by the Fraser Institute Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun Published: Saturday, May 10, 2008 A small, run-down school bursting with students on Vancouver’s west […]

Rebuilding of U Hill Schools Deferred

Senior management recommended deferring the decision to rebuilding university area schools at last night’s (Wed. March 5, 2008) meeting. In a carefully prepared report senior management answered many of the complaints raised by QEA activists regarding the original plan. The report also addresses the serious concerns that parents living in the university area have raised […]