An Evening To Discuss Cannabis: Legalization and Its Impact in Schools

We are inviting you to join us for a fall dinner gathering – to hear both our knowledgable speakers address this timely topic that is impacting our schools. Dinner/dessert are included as well as an opportunity for educational networking and great conversation!  We continue to meet at the lovely Arbutus Club in Vancouver.

This Pro-D offering is an excellent chance to meet other colleagues in a dynamic setting and expand your professional learning. Everyone is welcomed!

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Room to Improve: Towards Better Educational Outcomes for Vulnerable Learners – with Bernard Richard


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Save The Date! An evening with Bernard Richard – Thursday, April 26, 2018

“Room to Improve: Towards Better Educational Outcomes for Vulnerable Learners” with distinguished speaker Bernard Richard  (BC Representative for Children & Youth)

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm (dinner/program 5:30 onward)

Venue: Arbutus Club, 2011 Nanton Ave., Vancouver

Registration: Online with Picatic later this week. Dinner is included. Register early to avoid disappointment!

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Scholarship Award Recipients

We are pleased to announce the two recipients of our PDK-UBC award for 2016-2017. Amy Rowley and Dong Kyoo Won were both awarded $500 each to support them as aspiring student undergraduates in the Faculty of Education. We were pleased to attend the awards evening to celebrate their achievement. Congratulations!Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 5.39.42 AM.png

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Educational Leadership: Navigating the Complexities & Challenges of Today’s Shifting Landscape

Jump starting our PDK-UBC Fall learning!                                                                                   Join us for an evening of conversation, networking and dinner with our distinguished guest speaker panel. Everyone is welcomed. Registration is online (until Nov. 13). We continue to meet/network at the lovely Arbutus Club in Vancouver and dinner/dessert are included with a ticket. We are Pro D!

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Aboriginal Education With Brad Baker – Why Now?


Join us for a dinner meeting with guest speaker Brad Baker. Brad brings his expertise and experience from the North Vancouver School District where he serves as District Administrator of Aboriginal Education and Safe and Caring Schools.

Date:  Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Venue:  The Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Street, Vancouver, B.C.

As we continue to move forward and advance the curriculum in British Columbia that includes First Peoples Principles of Learning and Aboriginal Ways of Knowing, one question that is asked by educators and parents is why now? The presentation will focus on how the three pathways of Aboriginal Education – students, educators and community – and will lead to a broader understanding of why Aboriginal Education needs to become a fabric of the school community. Understanding the past of Aboriginal Education will lead to reconciliation and why it is becoming part of the curriculum.

Follow this event link for more information and to purchase tickets.  Members discount applies with promo code (MembersOnly)

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Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc: Fostering resilience among LGBTQ and straight youth: How schools make a difference


Thursday, February 25, 2016

5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Arbutus Club – 2001 Nanton Street, Vancouver, BC

Educators require an awareness about the people they serve – students. Using BC and recent national research, Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc will share evidence of how schools play a pivotal role in fostering LGBTQ adolescent and youth well-being. Her research also shows how school attitudes, policies and programs can be advantageous for heterosexual youth too! The results may challenge and surprise you. Dr. Saewyc is eminently qualified to lead the presentation. She is Professor and Associate Director – UBC School of Nursing, Research Director – McCreary Centre Society, Executive Director – Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, and principal researcher and writer of Being Safe, Being Me.  After her presentation, she will facilitate a brief discussion on strategies and policies to support safe and connected schools for LGBTQ youth.

As with past practice the doors will open at 5:00 pm to allow members to network prior to dinner.  We hope to see you on Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Tickets available online using PICATIC:   $55.00 PDK Members with promo code: “PDK-UBC-Members-Only”     $75.00 Non-Members.      Remember to print-out your receipt at the time of purchase.

Group ticket purchases may require one transaction for members and one transaction for non-members. Ticket purchases and requests for refunds are required a minimum of 72 hours prior to the event. Refunds will be issued for the price of the ticket minus the service charge(s) to issue and refund the ticket.


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