Thursday, November 28, 2019

No Good Reason for Tuition Fees

There is no good reason for tuition fees.  University administrators have long argued that, due to the inadequacies of government funding, there is no choice but to charge tuition fees. These administrators have phrase their support of fees and fee increases as a reluctant necessity of life; something that any reasonable person would understand. But there is something more important that tuition fees allow these same administrators: it allows them a form of flexibility that they would not have if they relied directly upon government funding.  This fiscal flexibility is, it would seem, the more fundamental reason that administrators have long supported tuition fees. With regular increases.

Tuition fees are not the only non-government funding that university administrators seek out. Large dollar donors are also high the list of admin wants. The plus 5 - that is, more than 5 million dollar donor- is especially valued. Donors, rather like governments (but without the political oversight) come with wishes and desires. They have their own pet projects and their own vanity that requires being assuaged.  Donors create a climate in which the university can both break free from a democratic government’s policy framework and create a culture of venerating people for their wealth, not their merit.  

If there are any good reasons for tuition fees, that rationale has to be something other then simply making up for a lack of government funding.  

There is the market idea that a student is purchasing a commodity - an educational certificate and the accompanying experience. This argument translates education into a transaction between the university as vendor and the student as client mediated by a cash for certificate exchange.  If we were to follow this Milton Friedmanesque logic to it’s end tuition should be allowed to float to the level the market can bear. Advocates of this argument say criticism of tuition is misplaced. They argue that by allowing tuition to rise to it’s appropriate market price, a social decision can be made to allocate some of the surplus toward funding meritorious students who lack their own resources. The contemporary variant of this argument says that this way diversity can encouraged (wherein they assume those of colour are more likely to be impoverished than the supposedly non-diverse wealthier students). This view combines a paternalizing idea of charity with market moralism - that is those with more deserve more, the unfortunate bright student should be helped up so that they might also become a ‘success’ and join the ranks of the deserving wealthy.

While the Freidmanesque view provides the underlying logic of tuition fees, in actual practice fees have long been tied to a mid-range compromise between market ideals and social expectations.  That is, tying a belief that a student (as a user or consumer) is obligated to pay some portion of their education to the expectation that post secondary should be reasonably accessible to any citizen. This relies in part on an idea that post-secondary education is not a right, but a privilege, maybe even a luxury contradictorily tied to a notion that there is some social benefit in sharing this privilege. . This is what justifies holding fees for categories of 'insiders' lower 'outsiders'. This is what justifies the current NDP government's waiving of fees for youth who were wards of the state.  But is this pragmatic balance between a users obligation to contribute with a societies expectation of accessibility really a good reason for keeping tuition fees?  What is the principle that we, as a society, demonstrate in this model of paying for post secondary education?

Contemporary society, more than at any time in the past, expects productive members of society to have some degree of post secondary education. Rare is the job that does not require a certificate or degree be it trades, technical, academic, or professional.  We live within a certificated society and our transforming workforce requires highly educated participants.  Is there not a societal obligation and responsibility to provide our youth and young adults with the appropriate educational background in a way that will not beggar them? I think there is. 

It’s time that we simply abolish tuition fees across the post secondary sector.  Our university leadership can play an important role in facilitating this transformation. They are the ones -from BCIT to Emily Carr to UBC- who have been loudly announcing the benefit, the need for a highly educated workforce ready to move bravely into a new wave of economic transformations.  Post secondary education is now, more than even a necessity.  We no longer expect people to pay for public K-12 education. That argument was settled long ago when it became clear that a high school education was a requirement for an effective labour force; today the first level of post secondary is ever bit as necessary as high school graduation was for our parents.

I will be doing my part of December 5th by voting against tuition increases at UBC. I will also be advocating that our Board of Governors and our university’s president, Santa Ono, explicitly, publicly, and loudly, calls on the government to begin the process of abolishing tuition fees across our post secondary system.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Adshade Affair

Update: As of November 22, 2019.  At the board meeting I introduced a motion regarding the problems with the senate managed election process (see below). At the meeting the Board Secretariat advised that the board had no jurisdiction. Nonetheless, I persisted (with regarding the  the support of Dr Ghoussoub) and laid out the concern that the management of the  nomination process raised concerns over the integrity of the election and that in turned raised concerns with the integrity of the boards functioning.  After some discussion Board Chair M. Korenberg offered to draft a revised motion that would address our concerns while respecting jurisdictional matters. He offered to bring that motion back at the end of the meeting which he did. The revised motion was then moved by myself, seconded by Ghoussoub, and then duly passed.
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Governance transparency at UBC moves in haltering steps forward and then lurches backwards. While significant improvements have been made on shifting work into the open sessions we continue to see closed doors on democracy and transparency. Special working groups operating outside the standard board and committee structure proliferate. This is mitigated by making most of their materials publicly available. Meeting rules get 'improved' in such a way as to limit the flow of information. Now we are facing an potential electoral scandal with regards to faculty representatives on the board of governors.

It has become apparent, via social media, that acclaimed economist, Dr. Marinaa Adshade submitted a nomination to run for a faculty position on the board of governors and had their nomination rejected twice: first by the governance officer in the UBC administration running the election, and then by the appeal process.

We know nothing other than the information posted on social media about this affair. However, the entire process, locked in an formalistic administrative space, raises concerns about interference by the registrars office in the election of representatives of faculty. We already have serious issues with how faculty are included, heard, and engaged in governance matters of this university.  This affair threatens to push things even further off track.

In light of this I will be putting an emergency motion to the governance committee this Friday to the effect:

Whereas the integrity of the governance process at UBC relies upon fair and open electoral processes, and
Whereas the current system is hidden behind administrative chambers,
Be it resolved that the UBC Board of Governors review the current process for the election of faculty representatives and
Be it further resolved that the the board review the specific case whereby Dr. Adhsade's nomination was rejected.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

#OKBoomer - banning live tweeting & photography

This past little while a new tag has pop up - #OKBoomer.  It's framed as an intergenerational boundary marker, but I see it more along the lines of a critique of those who cling unreasonably to what the way things are becuase change scarers them or threatens their sense of entitlement.

As we get older we do get set in our ways; it's hard to change. Especially hard if changing means we might loses some sense of control or privilege.  Often time taking the risk to make a change doesn't actually diminish us, it helps expand our world. But yes, making changes, adapting new approaches, and giving up the way things have always been can feel pretty uncomfortable.

It's also unsettling when new approaches and techniques arise and we GenXers or Boomers haven't gotten onboard yet. We can see that there are people doing stuff around us but we unsure of what they are doing, what are they saying, are they talking about us? A few of us might try the new thing, but a lot of us rarely go past looking, resting confident in the belief that our power and place will keep up in control.  Social media is a lot like that. I find that many my age and older are happy floating around in  the shallow pool that is facebook but avoid the slightly rougher waters of twitter. There are other things on the horizon but they seem more like storm clouds sitting off in the distance, looming in vague and threatening ways.

Social media is a reality of our world. There are a lot of people who don't like it. There are a lot of people who really love it. Then there's the rest of us in the middle kinda of liking it, kinda hating it. But it seems that the more Boomer one gets the less likely they are to like or appreciate social media, especially if it lives outside their direct control.  So we are starting to see a lot of rules about social media and related technologies.

I used to try to control digital technologies in my classes. It's a distraction I thought - it's disrespectful I fulminated! So, since I was the prof I made rules. I tried to take back the classroom, to remake it into something it likely never was - quiet, peaceful, attentive.  But right from the start the rules ran into problems. Some students have accommodations. They might need a laptop to write their notes on. Others need to record the lectures. So then we have to make sub-rules so as to respect the accommodations but not single out the particular students. Then there is the policing. No rule is any good unless it is policed. And allow me to assure you there are as many explanations for transgressions as there are students in my course. But, as time wore on I found myself using more and more computer mediated devices and techniques int he classroom.  It got to the point I would be asking a student using their laptop 'illegally' to do a google search for this or that, and on it went. While I still consider it rude to be texting and talking on a phone during a class I am far more relaxed about the intrusion of social media and computers in the learning space - in fact UBC encourages and supports a wide array of iPlatforms for learning.




#UBCBoG Proposed Anti Social Media Rules

UPDATE: as of November 22, 2019.   Following a thorough discussion the governance committee voted 7 to 1 to reject the proposed revisions of the meeting rules. Then a new motion was put and passed in which the decision was made to have all open meetings of the board (including committee meetings) recorded and broadcast going forward and, at the next meeting of the governance committee to receive a set of guidelines on best practices for social media use. Interventions from student and staff governors, along with Board Chair M. Korenberg, were instrumental in deciding against a total ban of social media by governors in open meetings.

UPDATE: as of November 21, 2019. CBC story on UBC's lack of transparency focussed on social media & recording bans.

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On the agenda of the November 22nd Governance Committee meeting is an item on rules for Board and Committee meetings. The proposed changes include a number of minor housekeeping and clarification items. However, there are two fairly major changes being made. There are two sets of rules, but the changes are essentially the same in both, so for this post I am only citing the rule changes for Board meetings.

The first is an outright ban on any recording whatsoever except that controlled by the Board Secretariat.






It is unclear as to why this particular rule has been inserted. I had not been aware of any issues regarding photography at the meeting. I wonder if this extends to screen captures of the webcast? The rule seems to imply no recording by people present at the meeting and is silent on whether those watching online could record the webstream in any way. But that is merely splitting hairs - the intent is pretty clear - the Board Authorities wish to control the dissemination of all information from the meeting - control the flow, control the message.  This is an inherently anti-democratic move to make it more difficult to ensure transparency and openness. This restricts, no simply meeting participants, but also public media. It restricts the capacity to record and comment on meeting proceedings in real time or to retain images for publication after the fact.

The anti-transparency rule changes do not end there, however. A fairly omnibus restriction directed at governors bans all forms of public communication during board and committee meetings. I quote in full:

The target is public communications during meetings. Part of the explanation I have received gores as follows: the main issue is that live tweeting etc has the impact of making people very anxious about what and how they communicate in meetings. The point of the meeting is the outcome, not what is said in deliberation.  So because live tweeting distracts people and makes them 'anxious' about what they might say, the solution is to shut down any social media engagement from governors during the meeting itself.

This is a variant of the standard reason cited for why boards, corporate leaders, and out of touch politicians claim they need a safe space to speak frankly and freely - i.e. out side of public view. "To avoid public misunderstanding."  It's a retrograde approach that assumes people speak one way in private and another more controlled way in public. We need to merge those two ways of speaking in order to build a better, more transparent, and democratic society. As long as we keep a private voice that we pretend has no bearing on public decisions we retain a fundamental flaw in our governance processes. We remain locked in a situation in which the underlying intent of speech acts can never be questioned or challenged in public fora.

It would seem to me that if the purpose is in fact to ensure that governors pay attention to the proceedings of the meetings two things need to be considered: What empirical evidence is there to support the claim it is only live tweeting that distracts and what positive effective mechanism (rather than negative sanctions) can be enacted to ensure full engagement of all governors all the time. 

(1)  no empirical evidence has been presented that live-tweeting distracts a governor from participating in the meeting. For example, I would suggest that I speak more often at meetings than do most governors. Unless I am mistaken I seem to be able to follow the proceedings, offer comment, criticism, and suggestions in oral form while attending to other electronic communications.  Allow me to try some humour – perhaps I should be allowed to be distracted? (as an aside, I would note that when I chair meetings I do not engage in any other form of communication aside from what is involved as chair, and would have no issue with prohibiting meeting chairs from texting, tweeting, emailing, or otherwise distracting themselves from the process of chairing).

I am not alone in live posting – I may be more frequent, but the evidence I have in front of me suggests that the engagement level of governors is directly related to the intensity of our engagement on social media. Those who have no presence online rarely say anything in the meetings.  Those of us who have a robust online presence speak more, engage more, and pay (by all accounts) more direct attention both at the meetings and before. In addition, our thinking and discussion is more transparent than those who elect to have no public presence.  So I would at the very least suggest the rationale that motivates this rule change is 'distraction'  is unfounded and ultimately open to mockery.

2) if the issue is whether a governor is being distracted then I would suggest that the prohibition is not broad enough as it should explicitly prohibit all forms of distraction not directly related to the meeting. I have over my term on the board observer passing of notes, texting, emailing, viewing unrelated webpages (in one case sport stats), side conversations, repeated trips out of the room to make phone calls etc . . .. 

Outside the above points I would suggest that on a more fundamental point this violates a faculty member's inherent right of academic freedom notwithstanding one's role as a governor.  As per David Robinson’s recent keynote address on campus I would note that the principles of academic freedom would protect a faculty member and permit one to continue to engage in the exercise of our right even if the conduct rules say we are disallowed from engagement with social media. Banning the exercise of academic freedom by focussing on the mechanism of communication and the timing of communication is, I suggest subterfuge. 

If the goal is to control the message sent from the board, then the mechanisms are already in hand. But honestly, one can’t really regulate everything that is said online about any member of the administration other governors or the university. Unless it violates a law.  I would prefer that some of what is said about me on both public and semi-private social media not be said. Some of it has been quite nasty, rather hurtful, but not at the level of a violation of law.  Does this rule change deal with that?  No it does not. Personally, I would rather not have the Board Secretariat, the University President, or the Board Chair, try to police niceness as there is essentially no effective mechanism to actually do that.

This rule change has it’s roots in the April committee meetings.  I blogged about it, by the way.  You can read the post here: https://charlesmenzies.blogspot.com/2019/04/tweeting-on-bog.html  I won’t rehearse the moment. The point is the earlier discussion has opened the door to the current proposed legalistic ban that goes way beyond the initial complaint in which one governor felt he was misquoted.

If I make a mistake, I correct it. If I cross a line, I own it. I also use the rights and platform that are accorded me. I think that we need fewer rules and more principles – we also need to respect a diversity of practice and engagement. Banning live tweeting is rather like telling a clerk to speak english because one  can’t understand what they are saying. Social media is a new language that some of use speak – I’d suggest learning the language rather than forcing an 'english-only' rule.

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For reference here are my suggested amendments to the proposed rule changes.

1.4 Recording of MeetingsNo person other than the Board Secretary will be permitted to use cameras or other recording devices during a Board meeting.  

All persons attending the open session of a Board meeting are expected to behave in a respectful and civil manner. The Chair may remove any person in attendance due to improper conduct. The practice of “live-tweeting”, “live-posting” or using other forms of social media or other communication media during Board meetings interferes with the ability of Governors to be fully engaged during Board meeting and therefore is not permitted. Governors are permitted to express their personal opinions regarding matters discussed during open sessions after the conclusion of the Board meeting. If they choose to do so,

Governors should be clear that they are expressing their personal views and are not speaking on behalf of the Board or the University. The Board Chair is the only authorized spokesperson for the Board and the President is the primary spokesperson for the University.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Senate Election: Joint Faculties


Update, Nov. 11, 2019. I have been acclaimed to a position on the UBC-V Senate.
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I seek your support as a candidate to UBC's senate as a Joint Faculty representative.  I have a record of engagement in UBC issues, currently completing a term on the UBC Board of Governors. In my various roles at UBC I served for many years on my department’s undergraduate and graduate studies committees, acting as chair of our undergrad committee for several years.  I represented university residents on the University Neighbouhoods’ Association Board.  I served as a member at large of the Faculty Association executive.  Outside of UBC I was involved in local school governance, serving on local parent advisory councils and as an executive member of the Vancouver District Parents Advisory Council.

I am dedicated to working to ensure open and transparent democratic practices in the governance of our university. I would be pleased to speak with any who has questions about my candidacy. I am on twitter @charlesmenzies and I author a faculty issues blog https://charlesmenzies.blogspot.com/



A compendium of print media interviews over the years

The following is a compendium of print media articles I have been interviewed for since 1993.  It's not all the stories, but it's what is found via one database. Radio and tv interviews are not included. Also not included are interviews or opinion pieces in The Ubyssey or The Campus Resident. Nor does it inlclude artilces I wrote for The Peak in the 1980s. 

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Pride Parade's ouster of UBC finds support among staff and students
Author:  Zak Vescera
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]11 July 2019: A.8.
Identifier / keyword: staff faculty applauding removal vancouver
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: A.8
Publication year: 2019
Publication date: Jul 11, 2019
ProQuest document ID: 2256036285
Copyright: Copyright Postmedia Network Inc. Jul 11, 2019
Last updated: 2019-07-12
Database: Canadian Newsstream

LGBTQ UBC students support decision to drop school from Pride Parade
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun (Online) , Vancouver: Postmedia Network Inc. Jul 11, 2019.
Subject: Social networks; Students; Parades; Multiculturalism & pluralism; Gays & lesbians
Identifier / keyword: staff faculty applauding removal vancouver
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun (Online); Vancouver
Publication year: 2019
Publication date: Jul 11, 2019
ProQuest document ID: 2255916207
Copyright: Copyright Postmedia Network Inc. Jul 11, 2019
Last updated: 2019-07-12
Database: Canadian Newsstream

LGBTQ UBC students support decision to drop school from Pride Parade
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun (Online) , Vancouver: Postmedia Network Inc. Jul 11, 2019.
Subject: Social networks; Students; Parades; Multiculturalism & pluralism; Gays & lesbians
Identifier / keyword: staff faculty applauding removal vancouver
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun (Online); Vancouver
Publication year: 2019
Publication date: Jul 11, 2019
ProQuest document ID: 2255911913
Copyright: Copyright Postmedia Network Inc. Jul 11, 2019
Last updated: 2019-07-12
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Algonquins say mining company pact vital for community's future
Author:  Curtis, Christopher
Publication info:  Montreal Gazette ; Montreal, Que. [Montreal, Que]03 May 2017: A.3.
Abstract:  Workers came and went, companies plundered gold from the earth and, in the very worst cases, dumped their waste into the rivers that had sustained life on the territory for millennia.Despite the history of distrust between his community and the mining industry, Kistabish announced an agreement Tuesday with RNC Minerals (formerly called Royal Nickel Corporation).In the midst of those negotiations, in 2014, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that made it essential for companies to consult with and accommodate First Nations who might be affected by their projects.The court decision ruled against the government of British Columbia for failing to consult with the Tsilhqot'in First Nation before granting a logging licence on their traditional hunting grounds.The biggest employer in town is the band council, followed by the forestry co-op and a service station, the chief says.
Subject: Agreements; Mining; Native rights; Native North Americans; Consultants
Location: Montreal Quebec Canada British Columbia Canada
Company / organization: Name: Royal Nickel Corp; NAICS: 212234
Identifier / keyword: remember,chief,david,kistabish,mines,algonquin
Publication title: Montreal Gazette; Montreal, Que.
First page: A.3
Publication year: 2017
Publication date: May 3, 2017
Section: City
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Montreal, Que.
Country of publication: Canada, Montreal, Que.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 2370-1676
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 1894867979
Copyright: (Copyright (c) 2017 Postmedia Network Inc. A ll rights reserved.)
Last updated: 2017-11-24
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Indigenous prof quits committee after university brings back John Furlong
Author:  Kane, Laura
Publication info:  The Canadian Press ; Toronto [Toronto]12 Jan 2017.
Abstract: 
Professor quits committee over Furlong speech -- VANCOUVER - The only indigenous professor on a committee working on a new sexual assault policy at the University of British Columbia has resigned from the group after the school brought back John Furlong to speak at an upcoming fundraiser.
Subject: Defamation; Students; Social networks; Committees; Sex crimes
Publication title: The Canadian Press; Toronto
Publication year: 2017
Publication date: Jan 12, 2017
Dateline: Vancouver, British Columbia
Publisher: Canadian Press Enterprises Inc.
Place of publication: Toronto
Country of publication: Canada, Toronto
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
Source type: Wire Feeds
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 1858253985
Copyright: 2017 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.
Last updated: 2017-01-14
Database: Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database; Canadian Newsstream

Professor quits panel over Furlong speech: Only indigenous member on UBC group working on sexual-assault policy said president's decision 'silenced' abuse allegations
Author:  Kane, Laura
Publication info:  The Globe and Mail ; Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont]12 Jan 2017: S.2.
Abstract: 
Claire Hunter, a lawyer for Mr. [John Furlong], said he has consistently stated he is innocent and pointed to the ruling in Ms. [Laura Robinson]'s case, which included testimony from a nun who said Mr. Furlong was "kind and respectful" to students and she never saw him use the strap. The RCMP has said an investigation into physical-abuse allegations concluded without charges. Mr. Furlong dropped his defamation suit against Ms.
Publication title: The Globe and Mail; Toronto, Ont.
First page: S.2
Publication year: 2017
Publication date: Jan 12, 2017
Dateline: VANCOUVER
Section: News
Publisher: The Globe and Mail
Place of publication: Toronto, Ont.
Country of publication: Canada, Toronto, Ont.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 03190714
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 1857544327
Copyright: Copyright The Globe and Mail Jan 12, 2017
Last updated: 2017-11-24
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Indigenous professor quits UBC panel over Furlong speech
Author:  Kane, Laura
Publication info:  The Globe and Mail ; Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont]12 Jan 2017: A.10.
Abstract: 
Claire Hunter, a lawyer for Mr. [John Furlong], said he has consistently stated he is innocent and pointed to the ruling in Ms. [Laura Robinson]'s case, which included testimony from a nun who said Mr. Furlong was "kind and respectful" to students and she never saw him use the strap. The RCMP has said an investigation into physical-abuse allegations concluded without charges. Mr. Furlong dropped his defamation suit against Ms.
Publication title: The Globe and Mail; Toronto, Ont.
First page: A.10
Publication year: 2017
Publication date: Jan 12, 2017
Dateline: VANCOUVER
Section: News
Publisher: The Globe and Mail
Place of publication: Toronto, Ont.
Country of publication: Canada, Toronto, Ont.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 03190714
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 1857544300
Copyright: Copyright The Globe and Mail Jan 12, 2017
Last updated: 2017-11-24
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Les Premières Nations ont interpelle le duc et la duchesse sur plusieurs enjeux
Author:  Kane, Laura
Publication info:  La Presse Canadienne ; Montréal [Montréal]02 Oct 2016.
Abstract:  None available.
Publication title: La Presse Canadienne; Montréal
Publication year: 2016
Publication date: Oct 2, 2016
Dateline: Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
Publisher: Canadian Press Enterprises Inc.
Place of publication: Montréal
Country of publication: Canada, Montréal
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
Source type: Wire Feeds
Language of publication: French
Document type: WIRE FEED
ProQuest document ID: 1825630982
Copyright: 2016 La Presse Canadienne. Tous droits reserves.
Last updated: 2018-02-24
Database: Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database; Canadian Newsstream

First Nations use royal visit as platform to talk reconciliation, environment
Author:  Kane, Laura
Publication info:  The Canadian Press ; Toronto [Toronto]02 Oct 2016.
Abstract: 
First Nations have at times turned to the royals as a kind of "court of appeal," said Charles Menzies, an anthropology professor at the University of British Columbia.
Subject: Royalty; Queens; Colleges & universities; Native North Americans; Leadership
Location: Canada
Company / organization: Name: University of British Columbia; NAICS: 611310
Publication title: The Canadian Press; Toronto
Publication year: 2016
Publication date: Oct 2, 2016
Dateline: Vancouver, British Columbia
Publisher: Canadian Press Enterprises Inc.
Place of publication: Toronto
Country of publication: Canada, Toronto
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
Source type: Wire Feeds
Language of publication: English
Document type: NEWSPAPER
ProQuest document ID: 1825389229
Copyright: 2016 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.
Last updated: 2016-10-04
Database: Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database; Canadian Newsstream

New president search, old search method
Author:  Bula, Frances
Publication info:  The Globe and Mail ; Toronto, Ont. [Toronto, Ont]15 Sep 2015: S.1.
Abstract: 
"It's merely reproducing the same issue, and it reinforces the notion that [the university] is operating outside the bounds of transparency," said Charles Menzies, an anthropology professor who is also a representative for residents on the UBC endowment lands. "That's a very restrictive list; it's very standard. They need to go beyond that."
Publication title: The Globe and Mail; Toronto, Ont.
First page: S.1
Publication year: 2015
Publication date: Sep 15, 2015
Dateline: VANCOUVER
Section: News
Publisher: The Globe and Mail
Place of publication: Toronto, Ont.
Country of publication: Canada, Toronto, Ont.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 03190714
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 1712121636
Copyright: Copyright The Globe & Mail division of Bell Globemedia Publishing Inc. Sep 15, 2015
Last updated: 2017-11-22
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Hold your nose and vote No on plebiscite
Author:  Olson, Geoff
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]13 Mar 2015: A.10.
Abstract: 
According to a 2014 property tax report on new homes, 2,243 detached homes in the West Side met the wrecking ball in a three-year period.
Subject: Housing developments
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: A.10
Publication year: 2015
Publication date: Mar 13, 2015
Section: Opinion
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Column
ProQuest document ID: 1663662248
Copyright: Copyright Infomart, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. Mar 13, 2015
Last updated: 2015-03-16
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Spirit of partnership powers future; An 'evolution and a revolution'
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]17 Dec 2014: A.10.
Abstract: 
LISTENING TO CONCERNS Another mineral exploration venture held up as a template for other companies is Toronto-based Seabridge Gold, which is developing its KSM gold and copper property about 70 kilometres north of Stewart in the northwest corner of B.C. It is touted as one among the three largest gold deposits in the world with a projected mine life of 52 years.
Subject: Mining industry; Native North Americans; Native peoples; Native rights; Mineral exploration
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: A.10
Publication year: 2014
Publication date: Dec 17, 2014
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 1637849902
Copyright: (Copyright (c) 2014 Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved.)
Last updated: 2017-11-22
Database: Canadian Newsstream

New school likely to be named after Rose Point; Elementary school to honour musqueam elder
Author:  Rossi, Cheryl
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]08 Mar 2013: 1.
Abstract: 
The name, recommended by a Vancouver School Board naming committee, would honour well-respected Musqueam educational advocate Norma "Rose" Point who died last July.
Subject: Committees; Names; School boards
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: 1
Publication year: 2013
Publication date: Mar 8, 2013
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 1315425581
Copyright: Copyright Infomart, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. Mar 8, 2013
Last updated: 2013-03-10
Database: Canadian Newsstream

University's mea culpa more mea than culpa?; Apology for residential school abuse despite no direct role
Author:  Kathryn Blaze Carlson
Publication info:  National Post ; Don Mills, Ont. [Don Mills, Ont]27 Oct 2011: A.1.
Abstract: 
Do they apologize for not leading on all of those other issues? Because that's really what they seem to be talking about here.
Subject: Apologies; Native peoples; Social networks; School systems; Colleges & universities
Company / organization: Name: University of Manitoba; NAICS: 611310
Publication title: National Post; Don Mills, Ont.
First page: A.1
Publication year: 2011
Publication date: Oct 27, 2011
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Don Mills, Ont.
Country of publication: Canada, Don Mills, Ont.
Publication subject: Business And Economics--Banking And Finance
ISSN: 14868008
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 900943534
Copyright: Copyright CanWest Digital Media Oct 27, 2011
Last updated: 2017-11-18
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Setting it straight
Author:  Anonymous
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]01 Dec 2009: A.2.
Abstract:  None available.
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: A.2
Publication year: 2009
Publication date: Dec 1, 2009
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Correction
ProQuest document ID: 243 938896
Copyright: Copyright CanWest Digital Media Dec 1, 2009
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Second wave at Pacific lifts developer, customers; Adera's latest is located at UBC; 'value for dollar' generates robust sales
Author:  Kwan, Claudia
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]28 Nov 2009: H.10.
Abstract: 
[...] wave at Pacific lifts developer, customers; Adera's latest is located at UBC; 'value for dollar' generates robust sales [...] to the deep green and misty blue of the natural surroundings, Rositch opted for warm earthy colours, cladding the exterior of the four-storey wood-frame structure in richly textured stone with tones of sienna, gold, brown, and taupe.
Subject: Sales; Colleges & universities; Building materials
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: H.10
Publication year: 2009
Publication date: Nov 28, 2009
column: New Home Project Profile
Section: Westcoast Homes
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Business
ProQuest document ID: 243933769
Copyright: Copyright CanWest Digital Media Nov 28, 2009
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Metro warns UBC to govern itself or face contentious zoning bylaw; University officials say proposed controls too strict
Author:  Sinoski, Kelly
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]28 Nov 2009: A.19.
Abstract: 
Burnaby mayor and Metro director Derek Corrigan said Friday Metro is finding it increasingly hard to act as UBC's local government.
Subject: Local government; Zoning; Housing developments
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: A.19
Publication year: 2009
Publication date: Nov 28, 2009
Section: Westcoast News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: Eng lish
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 243928758
Copyright: Copyright CanWest Digital Media Nov 28, 2009
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Lax Kw'laams pleased by latest court decision on fishing rights
Author:  Baker, George T
Publication info:  Daily News ; Prince Rupert, B.C. [Prince Rupert, B.C]07 July 2009: 2.
Abstract: 
The BC Court of Appeal has ruled that the Gitxaala (Kitkatla) Nation will not have intervener status during an October hearing over Lax Kw'alaams fishing title rights.
Subject: Federal government; Boundaries
Publication title: Daily News; Prince Rupert, B.C.
First page: 2
Publication year: 2009
Publication date: Jul 7, 2009
Section: Arts
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Prince Rupert, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Prince Rupert, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 11864877
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 358117583
Copyright: (Copyright 2009 The Daily News (Prince Rupert))
Last updated: 2010-06-22
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Future in doubt for two new schools; Province noncommittal on cash for University Hill community
Author:  Fuller-Evans, Janaya
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]25 Mar 2009: 11.
Abstract: 
[...] the ministry of education asked the school board to remove the item from its meeting agenda and has not yet given approval for the project, which would replace the overcrowded, aging schools. The school board's plan is to turn the vacant National Research Council building, leased from UBC, into a secondary school.
Subject: Elementary schools; Secondary school students; Secondary schools; Premier-Canada; Education; Community support
Company / organization: Name: University of British Columbia; NAICS: 611310
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: 11
Publication year: 2009
Publication date: Mar 25, 2009
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Business
ProQuest document ID: 359333214
Copyright: Copyright Southam Publications Inc. Mar 25, 2009
Last updated: 2012-02-09
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Crime and housing the top issues for municipal politicians; Urban planning and taxation are also high on the list of candidates' concerns
Author:  Skelton, Chad
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]24 Oct 2008: A.6.
Abstract: 
Over the past few weeks, The Sun has invited all candidates for mayor and council in Metro Vancouver to complete a detailed online survey that asks candidates for their views on everything from taxes to supervised injection sites. Simon Fraser University political scientist Kennedy Stewart said The Sun's survey site provides a valuable service to voters because people often don't know as much about local candidates' views as those running for federal or provincial office.
Subject: Local elections; Polls & surveys; Housing prices; Religion; Municipalities; Data bases; Councils
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: A.6
Publication year: 2008
Publication date: Oct 24, 2008
Section: Westcoast News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspaper s
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 243812294
Copyright: Copyright Southam Publications Inc. Oct 24, 2008
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Gitxaala nation celebrates Bax Lansk; Community ready to present their report to Fairview
Author:  Lamb-Yorski, Monica
Publication info:  Daily News ; Prince Rupert, B.C. [Prince Rupert, B.C]08 Oct 2008: 1.
Abstract: 
"Protocol has established for normal delivery of history and story as the feast process," said elected Chief Elmer Moody in Prince Rupert last Friday. "We felt it was important to deliver the report to the Port and Canada in that manner."
"We name this feast today Bax Lansk, to acknowledge the combined effort and contributions of the many individuals in defining Gitxaala's territorial right, and to demonstrate our support -- wan dm bax lansk, of this ongoing effort," noted Moody in the feast program.
"Throughout this document I refer to the people now living in Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla as Tsimshian and/or Ts'msyen and the people who are part of the Gitxaala Nation as Gitxaala.
People: Moody, Elmer Menzies, Charles
Publication title: Daily News; Prince Rupert, B.C.
First page: 1
Publication year: 2008
Publication date: Oct 8, 2008
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Prince Rupert, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Prince Rupert, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 11864877
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 358263786
Copyright: (Copyright 2008 The Daily News (Prince Rupert))
Last updated: 2010-06-22
Database: Canadian Newsstream

QE annex may dodge the wrecking ball; Recommendations spark mixed reactions
Author:  O'Connor, Naoibh
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]13 June 2008: 16.
Abstract: 
Reaction was mixed to school board recommendations unveiled Wednesday night that would save a West Side school from closure, while promising new schools near UBC.
Subject: School boards; Elementary schools
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: 16
Publication year: 2008
Publication date: Jun 13, 2008
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Business
ProQuest document ID: 359352821
Copyright: Copyright Southam Publications Inc. Jun 13, 2008
Last updated: 2012-02-09
Database: Canadian Newsstream

QE annex may dodge wrecking ball; Recommendations spark mixed reactions
Author:  O'Connor, Naoibh
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]13 June 2008: 16.
Abstract: 
Queen Elizabeth annex parents objected to that plan, arguing a much-needed new secondary school shouldn't be contingent on the sale of the annex and trustees should find money elsewhere to fund renovations.
Subject: School boards; Elementary schools
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: 16
Publication year: 2008
Publication date: Jun 13, 2008
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Business
ProQuest document ID: 359318414
Copyright: Copyright Southam Publications Inc. Jun 13, 2008
Last updated: 2012-02-09
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Schools caught in advocate crossfire
Author:  Christianson, Lauren
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]13 June 2008: 11.
Abstract: 
Why do our schools need to have, as Dr. [Charles Menzies] says, "politically active parents, who have wealth and internal connections?" Is it not the responsibility of our government and the school board to ensure that a public education system has a plan in place for all schools equally? What does this teach our children? Does where a child lives determine their educational opportunities?
People: Menzies, Charles
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: 11
Publication year: 2008
Publication date: Jun 13, 2008
Section: Opinion
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Letter
ProQuest document ID: 359299533
Copyright: Copyright Southam Publications Inc. Jun 13, 2008
Last updated: 2012-02-09
Database: Canadian Newsstream

West Side parents change VSB plans
Author:  Sheward, Teresa
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]11 June 2008: 11.
Abstract: 
A petition bearing over 1,000 signatures will be presented to the province this week asking that sufficient seismic upgrade funds be immediately released to fix unsafe schools, and a new secondary school be built at UBC with increased funding from the province, working with the VSB and UBC to find financing solutions.
Subject: Schools
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: 11
Publication year: 2008
Publication date: Jun 11, 2008
Section: Opinion
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 359354573
Copyright: Copyright Southam Publications Inc. Jun 11, 2008
Last updated: 2012-02-09
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Stall in facilities review raises hopes of parents; School plans up in the air
Author:  O'Connor, Naoibh
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]06 June 2008: 15.
Abstract: 
A last-minute postponement of a school board committee meeting Wednesday, which was supposed to reveal final recommendations for the first phase of the district's educational facilities review, has some parents hopeful a solution is being brokered that will provide for new schools near UBC, while possibly avoiding the selling of Queen Elizabeth annex land.
Subject: Secondary schools; Meetings; School boards
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
First page: 15
Publication year: 2008
Publication date: Jun 6, 2008
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Documenttype: Business
ProQuest document ID: 359321215
Copyright: Copyright Southam Publications Inc. Jun 6, 2008
Last updated: 2012-02-09
Database: Canadian Newsstream

School closure bickering ignores the kids: [Final Edition]
Author:  Menzies, Charles
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]20 Feb 2008: 11.
Abstract: 
In the educational facilities review discussion ongoing in Vancouver, it's a shame that the discussion is being turned from educational needs of our children to focus on UBC's role as developer. UBC is cast as in someway being negligent by creating much needed and relatively affordable places for people to live. In other parts of the city such actions are lauded. But not west of Blanca.
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: 11
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2008
Publication date: Feb 20, 2008
Section: Opinion
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Letter
ProQuest document ID: 359493155
Copyright: Copyright Southam Publications Inc. Feb 20, 2008
Last updated: 2012-01-25
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Vision sets sights on trustee candidates; UBC prof, parent activist considers political run: [Final Edition]
Author:  O'Connor, Naoibh
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]11 Jan 2008: 16.
Abstract: 
"I just felt the organization that Vision had seems to be more effective and more capable of actually putting in place a progressive majority," he said. "We need to have a progressive majority on the school board. [Progressive] means that people who believe strongly in public education, who as a primary goal don't want to see the privatization of education in any way shape or form."
"The [education] issues are so complex and so difficult and there are so many countervailing factors. It's more like steering a boat through a storm. You need to know where you're going, but you also have to follow the direction of the storm and you kind of have to work with it," he said. "I guess what I'm concerned about is the people with their hands on the steering wheel are really not going in the right direction."
"There's a lot of concern that there's not enough resources in the public school system in Vancouver right now. That's a concern for the people that are joining our committee and they're very focused on doing advocacy and whatever they can to increase those resources."
People: Menzies, Charles Boldt, Leslie
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: 16
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2008
Publication date: Jan 11, 2008
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 359407671
Copyright: Copyright Southam Publications Inc. Jan 11, 2008
Last updated: 2012-01-25
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Students put North Coast life under the microscope: [Final Edition]
Author:  Fox, Sarah
Publication info:  Daily News ; Prince Rupert, B.C. [Prince Rupert, B.C]06 July 2006: 2.
Abstract: 
Oralia Gomez, a masters student with the UBC department of anthropology produced an overview of services available for Aboriginal women in Prince Rupert. She did this by first studying what services were available in general and then studying whether Aboriginal women make use of those services.
Through her research, she came to the conclusion that, "there are services in Prince Rupert that have Kitkatla in their catchment area however there's a feeling of estrangement and a feeling of Kitkatla not being included, even though Kitkatla is included in funding initiatives."
Photo: Sarah Fox, The Daily News / Six UBC students carried out research studies during the month of June in Prince Rupert and Kitkatla. The students are from UBC's Enthnography Field School and currently studying to earn their Ph.D. or masters degrees in Anthropology. They worked with local service providers and the Kitkatla First Nation to complete the research studies.
Publication title: Daily News; Prince Rupert, B.C.
Pages: 2
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2006
Publication date: Jul 6, 2006
Section: Local
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Prince Rupert, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Prince Rupert, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 11864877
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 358064379
Copyright: (Copyright THE DAILY NEWS (PRINCE RUPERT) 2006)
Last updated: 2010-06-22
Database: Canadian Newsstream

City one for four in PAC vote: Membership in Save Our Schools cited by losing candidate: [Final Edition]
Author:  O'Connor, Naoibh
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]07 May 2003: 14.
Abstract: 
Elyn Dobbs, a West End resident and mother of five, landed a director's spot on the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils. Three other local hopefuls, Debbie Desroches-Fulton, Charles Menzies and Andy Miller, lost their bids for office.
Although Dobbs, who mounted an unsuccessful campaign for a school board seat during the civic election, sat as a BCCPAC director during the 2001/02 school year, this year marked the first time in recent memory that Vancouver parent groups have fielded so many candidates.
All but two BCCPAC executive positions went to incumbents, with Terri Watson sliding into the president's chair, replacing controversial Reggi Balabanov. Dobbs tried for a vice-president position, but had to settle for a director's slot.
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: 14
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2003
Publication date: May 7, 2003
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 359414512
Copyright: (Copyright Vancouver Courier 2003)
Last updated: 2012-01-26
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Balabanov to resign as leader of parent advisory councils: [Final Edition]
Author:  Steffenhagen, Janet
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]02 May 2003: A2.
Abstract: 
Although her stance has alienated some parents, it has also guaranteed [Reggi Balabanov] exceptional access to the minister. During her time in office, [Christy Clark] has consulted with the confederation as much or more than any stakeholder group and has acted on recommendations from the group.
For example, the confederation has been calling on government to make education an essential service for 10 years. "People said 'thank you very much' and paternalistically patted us on the head," Balabanov said. The Liberals introduced essential services legislation shortly after being elected.
Photo: Ian Lindsay, Vancouver Sun / Reggi Balabanov will leave the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils to focus on her career as an accountant.
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: A2
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2003
Publication date: May 2, 2003
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 242461611
Copyright: (Copyright Vancouver Sun 2003)
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

City parents run for provincial PAC: Vancouver needs voice, say candidates: [Final Edition]
Author:  O'Connor, Naoibh
Publication info:  Vancouver Courier ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]06 Apr 2003: 13.
Abstract: 
Elyn Dobbs, who's running for a seat on the confederation board, maintains the only way for Vancouver parents to have a say on BCCPAC policy is to become involved in the organization. "I have a strong interest in the Vancouver voice being there," she said. "I won't go in and say, 'I won't vote for this because it's not good for Vancouver,' but I bring an urban perspective."
Dobbs, who served as a BCCPAC director for the 2001/2002 school year, said there have been times when only four or five Vancouver PACS were members, compared to roughly 70 this time round.
[Andy Miller] is currently in the United States and couldn't be reached by the Courier's deadline, but is hoping to become the organization's secretary or hold a director position. He has a six- year-old daughter and has been executive member of her school's PAC, as well as chair of the science committee. Miller has also acted as a DPAC and BCCPAC representative.
Publication title: Vancouver Courier; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: 13
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2003
Publication date: Apr 6, 2003
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--United States
ISSN: 1195731X
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 359303862
Copyright: (Copyright Vancouver Courier 2003)
Last updated: 2012-01-26
Database: Canadian Newsstream

COPE sees tight races for its candidates' slots: Big turnout expected at nominating meeting: [Final Edition]
Author:  Karenn Krangle and Frances Bula
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]18 Sep 2002: B1 / FRONT.
Abstract: 
Out of the remaining 11 candidates, four are said to be at the front: former school board trustee and Wal-Mart opponent Anne Roberts; Shane Simpson, a neighbourhood activist from the PNE area who has led the fight against the Lafarge cement plant; Helen Spiegelman, a newcomer to the party from the Dunbar area who is active in her neighbourhood and an environmentalist; and Ellen Woodsworth, a longtime advocate for housing in the Downtown Eastside and women's issues.
Incumbent Councillor [Fred Bass]; environmental activist [David Cadman]; maverick park board commissioner Roslyn Cassells; activist [Jim Green]; planning student and False Creek activist John Irwin; Downtown Eastside activist Ann Livingston; trade unionist Raymond Louie; incumbent councillor and lawyer Tim Louis; West End activist Blair Petrie; former school trustee and journalism instructor Anne Roberts; lawyer Dan Rogers; Burrardview neighbourhood activist Shane Simpson; environmentalist and Dunbar activist Helen Spiegelman; United Church minister and former ndp [MLA Tim Stevenson]; audio- visual production manager Sid Tan; community organizer Thia Walter; and Ellen Woodsworth, who is involved in advocating for seniors, women and others.
Incumbent trustee and retired teacher Allen Blakey; bookseller and past candidate Jane Bouey; retired principal and past candidate Noel Herron; parent activist Angela Kenyon; university instructor Charles Menzies; youth educator Kevin Millsip; incumbent trustee and former child advocate at city hall, Adrienne Montani; financial researcher Stuart Murray; Rob Nagai; youth activist Alvin Singh; incumbent trustee Allan Wong.
People: Campbell, Larry Green, Jim Simpson, Shane Spiegelman, Helen
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: B1 / FRONT
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2002
Publication date: Sep 18, 2002
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Business
ProQuest document ID: 242486745
Copyright: (Copyright Vancouver Sun 2002)
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Ousted left seeks new battleground: Vancouver's COPE backs lobbygroup fighting Liberal education policies: [Final C Edition]
Author:  Steffenhagen, Janet
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]19 Apr 2002: B1 / FRONT.
Abstract: 
Parents for Public Education has links to the Coalition of ProgressiveElectors (COPE). One of its prominent members is Jane Bouey, the co-chairof COPE's education committee who ran unsuccessfully for Vancouver schoolboard in 1999 and hopes to make another run at the job this year.
[Charles Menzies] said he has always been a COPE member and an NDP supporter, butinsisted his group is not affiliated with COPE. Both he and Bouey saidtheir work with the organization is not intended to spark a politicalcampaign, if they decide to seek office.
The Vancouver district parent advisory council has no connections withParents for Public Education but is supporting a group called Save OurSchools (SOS) because it is seen as a coalition of parents of all politicalstripes, [Rob Morton] said.
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: B1 / FRONT
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2002
Publication date: Apr 19, 2002
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Business
ProQuest document ID: 242524337
Copyright: (Copyright The Vancouver Sun 2002)
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Education cuts rally ousted left: Parents for Public Educationaffiliated with Vancouver's COPE: [Final Edition]
Author:  Steffenhagen, Janet
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]19 Apr 2002: B1 / FRONT.
Abstract: 
Parents for Public Education has links to the Coalition of ProgressiveElectors (COPE). One of its prominent members is Jane Bouey, the co-chairof COPE's education committee who ran unsuccessfully for Vancouver schoolboard in 1999 and hopes to make anotherrun at the job this year.
[Charles Menzies] said he has always been a COPE member and an NDP supporter, butinsisted his group is not affiliated with COPE. Both he and Bouey saidtheir work with the organization is not intended to spark a politicalcampaign, if they decide to seek office.
The Vancouver district parent advisory council has no connections withParents for Public Education but is supporting a group called Save OurSchools (SOS) because it is seen as a coalition of parents of all politicalstripes, [Rob Morton] said.
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: B1 / FRONT
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2002
Publication date: Apr 19, 2002
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Business
ProQuest document ID: 242487865
Copyright: (Copyright The Vancouver Sun 2002)
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Parent advisory group splinters: Education lobby group 'in pocket' of Liberals, critics charge: [Final Edition]
Author:  Steffenhagen, Janet
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]15 Apr 2002: B1 / FRONT.
Abstract: 
Liz Fendley, speaking for the Kitsilano parent advisory council, said Sunday she's been asked to raise these concerns at the confederation's annual general meeting next month.
It amounts to good news for the BCTF, which has been angry with the confederation's position on issues recently and pledged at its annual meeting in March to get more BCTF sympathizers on parent advisory councils and school boards.
Parent advisory councils from some 1,100 schools are members of the confederation, [Reggi Balabanov] said, and about 400 are not. While law provides for parent advisory councils in every school, not all have such councils.
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: B1 / FRONT
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 2002
Publication date: Apr 15, 2002
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 242531049
Copyright: (Copyright The Vancouver Sun 2002)
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Push to avert layoffs: Ex-ministry official to consult with school board as angry parents organize protest rally: [Final Edition]
Author:  Bermingham, John
Publication info:  The Province ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]29 Nov 1998: A12.
Abstract: 
The B.C. government is parachuting an independent consultant into the Vancouver school board this week to avert 100 teacher layoffs.
Wayne Desharnais will take serious flak Wednesday morning when angry parents rally outside the board to protest against the layoffs.
Jane Wakefield, a parent at L'Ecole Jules Quesnel in Kitsilano who is an organizer of the rally, said all but one classroom at the French-immersion elementary school will be reorganized in the New Year.
Publication title: The Province; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: A12
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 1998
Publication date: Nov 29, 1998
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: Business
ProQuest document ID: 269189542
Copyright: (Copyright The Province 1998)
Last updated: 2017-11-11
Database: Canadian Newsstream

Ignore Chretien's complaint, says prof: [Final Edition]
Author:  Fraser, Keith
Publication info:  The Province ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]19 Oct 1998: A9.
Abstract: 
A University of B.C. professor wants the CBC ombudsman to ignore a complaint from Prime Minister Jean Chretien about the network's coverage of the APEC story.
Charles Menzies, an assistant professor of anthropology, blasted Chretien for going after TV reporter Terry Milewski.
Menzies said Chretien and his staff "would do the image of politicians a good deed by admitting their mistakes," offering an apology and resigning.
Publication title: The Province; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: A9
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 1998
Publication date: Oct 19, 1998
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 269211447
Copyright: (Copyright The Province 1998)
Last updated: 2017-11-11
Database: Canadian Newsstream

SIGN MUST GO, TENANT TOLD: [FINAL EDITION]
Author:  Bermingham, John
Publication info:  The Province ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]20 Sep 1993: A4.
Abstract: 
[Charles Menzies] has an NDP sign on the deck of his Champlain Heights rental unit, and the landlord wants it removed immediately.
Menzies, an NDP member who is working as a volunteer for [John Mat]'s campaign, said posting party signs during an election should be a right for everyone -- for both landlords and tenants.
Colin Price/ Charles Menzies says putting up the NDP sign is an expression of his democratic rights. (93-6388) ;
Publication title: The Province; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: A4
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 1993
Publication date: Sep 20, 1993
Section: News
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: NEWS
ProQuest document ID: 267481118
Copyright: (Copyright The Province (Vancouver) 1993)
Last updated: 2017-11-11
Database: Canadian Newsstream

McLaughlin's mom mad enough to boot in TV: [FINAL Edition]
Publication info:  The Vancouver Sun ; Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver, B.C]15 Sep 1993: A4.
Abstract: 
NDP leader Audrey McLaughlin campaigned Tuesday in Regina, the hometown of her 78-year-old mother, Margaret Brown.
Candidate signs are signs of election time. But not for one party in Burnaby-Kingsway riding, where the National party says it won't be placing traditional lawn signs.
National candidate Daniel Fontaine says such non-recyclable lawn signs go against the party's environmental protection principles, which include: no export of Canadian water, strict enforcement of environmental laws, reforestation policies and encouragement of recycling.
Publication title: The Vancouver Sun; Vancouver, B.C.
Pages: A4
Number of pages: 0
Publication year: 1993
Publication date: Sep 15, 1993
Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C.
Country of publication: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals--Canada
ISSN: 08321299
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: NEWS
ProQuest document ID: 243262911
Copyright: (Copyright The Vancouver Sun)
Last updated: 2017-11-01
Database: Canadian Newsstream

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