Kurt Heinrich Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/2802 en Hastings adult ed grad transforms her life http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/hastings-adult-ed-grad-transforms-her-life Alexandra Brekkaas never thought she would graduate from secondary school. When she was living on the streets dealing with alcohol and drug addiction issues after dropping out of school at Grade 12,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/hastings-adult-ed-grad-transforms-her-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/hastings-adult-ed-grad-transforms-her-life#comments Education Adult Education Graduation Hastings Adult Ed Overcoming Challenges Vancouver School Board VSB Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:14:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 19015 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Elsie Roy classroom overtaken by student business people http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/elsie-roy-classroom-overtaken-student-business-people Elsie Roy was doing brisk business this May as students jammed into one of the school’s Grade 4-5 classrooms to partake on the Young Entrepreneurs Sale. 30 vendors packed the little classroom selling...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/elsie-roy-classroom-overtaken-student-business-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/elsie-roy-classroom-overtaken-student-business-people#comments Education Elementary Business Education Elsie Roy students Vancouver School Board Vancouver schools VSB Wed, 28 May 2014 23:49:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 18963 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com David Thompson Student's Fuel Cell Powers Multiple Science Fair and Essay Honours http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/david-thompson-students-fuel-cell-powers-multiple-science-fair-and-essay-honours Vancouver student Austin Wang took top honours at the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition, with his essay titled The Next Sustainable Energy Source-Bacteria. The David Thompson Secondary...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/david-thompson-students-fuel-cell-powers-multiple-science-fair-and-essay-honours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/david-thompson-students-fuel-cell-powers-multiple-science-fair-and-essay-honours#comments Education Environment David Thompson Fuel Cells Science Science Fair Sustainability UBC Vancouver School Board VSB Sat, 17 May 2014 22:55:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 18850 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Gladstone Business students win Enactus UBC Business Competition with “Fair Wallet” http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/gladstone-business-students-win-enactus-ubc-business-competition-fair-wallet A student-designed water resistant wallet composed of post-consumer materials (made from milk cartons and water bottles) takes the top prize.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/gladstone-business-students-win-enactus-ubc-business-competition-fair-wallet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/gladstone-business-students-win-enactus-ubc-business-competition-fair-wallet#comments Education business students Enactus UBC Fair Wallet Gladstone Secondary Sauder School of Business Vancouver School Board VSB Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:24:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 18544 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Magee Students Debate Public Health Issues in New York at Model UN http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/magee-students-debate-public-health-issues-new-york-model-un This March, Magee students dabbled in world affairs as they charted the course of Papa New Guinea in New York. The 18 secondary students from Magee joined over 3300 delegates from all over the world...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/magee-students-debate-public-health-issues-new-york-model-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/magee-students-debate-public-health-issues-new-york-model-un#comments Education Health Issues Magee Secondary Model UN New York public school School Trips Vancouver School Board VSB Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:33:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 18488 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Point Grey Math Students Invited to High Level Theoretical Math Camp http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/point-grey-math-students-invited-high-level-theoretical-math-camp Last summer, while many of their peers were immersed in World of Warcraft or canoeing around a lake at summer camp, Point Grey students Noah Bayless and Lucy Lu were busy bending their minds around...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/point-grey-math-students-invited-high-level-theoretical-math-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/point-grey-math-students-invited-high-level-theoretical-math-camp#comments Education Math Point Grey Secondary SIMUW Theoretical Math Vancouver School Board VSB Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:29:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 18404 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Byng Arts Audition Draws Creative and Innovative Artists http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/arts-secondary-school/byng-arts-audition-draws-creative-and-innovative-artists Byng was busy in the New Year. Roughly 364 elementary students were visiting the school to audition for 90 spots in the Byng Arts program, a popular mini-school that supports students who wish to...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/arts-secondary-school/byng-arts-audition-draws-creative-and-innovative-artists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/arts-secondary-school/byng-arts-audition-draws-creative-and-innovative-artists#comments Arts in Secondary School Byng Arts Byng Secondary Creative and Innovative Programs High School Arts Mini School Tue, 18 Feb 2014 01:34:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 17956 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Math saved the life of one adult ed student http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/math-saved-life-one-adult-ed-student “Mathematics saved my life,” says Arsenault. “I didn’t want to continue down the road I was going and needed purpose in my life. Math gave me that purpose.” <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/math-saved-life-one-adult-ed-student" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/math-saved-life-one-adult-ed-student#comments Education Adult Ed adult education Gathering Place Math Vancouver School District VSB Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:04:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 17782 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Spectrum Food Program is One of a Kind http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/spectrum-food-program-one-kind Spectrum students prepare meals for everyone in their program.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/spectrum-food-program-one-kind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/spectrum-food-program-one-kind#comments Education Food Food Program Green spectrum Spectrum Alternative Program Vancouver School Board VSB Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:46:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 17674 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The Hobbit Inspires Grade 8 Students To Focus on Friendship When Facing Life’s Dragons http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/hobbits/hobbit-inspires-grade-8-students-focus-friendship-when-facing-life%E2%80%99s-dragons The library at Vancouver Technical Secondary School was transformed into The Shire this past Wednesday afternoon. Grade 8 students showcased their interpretation of a hobbit’s banquet based on their...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/hobbits/hobbit-inspires-grade-8-students-focus-friendship-when-facing-life%E2%80%99s-dragons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/hobbits/hobbit-inspires-grade-8-students-focus-friendship-when-facing-life%E2%80%99s-dragons#comments Hobbits public schools Van Tech Secondary Vancouver School Board VSB Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:55:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 17239 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com