Education

A look at some naughty (and lots of nice) events in Vancouver this week

As always, BeeVancity is excited to bring you the best events of the week. But there's something else we're excited about - we've just been nominated for the Best Events Blog of Vancouver at the 2011...

Be The Change “un-conference” attracts Vancouver activists young and old

Conference vibrated with the energy and originality of young participants -- and an overall sense of hope.

BEE Vancity Top Event Picks Apr 28-May 4: Comedies, Parties and Lots of Voting!

You get more than a chance to vote on May 2. You get a chance to ride to the polling station in a pedicab. For free.

Bee Vancity Easter events: Earth Day, Whistler Festival, Bunny Bender and more

Welcome to our "Easter Bender" edition. With each week, the number of events just keeps growing. Did anyone check out last week's Make It! craft show? If you missed it, check out their Flickr page to...

Enough kitchen-table kvetching: Vancouver event offers strategies for community change

VAN BC's free conference will be held on Sunday, February 13th, at Ray Cam Community Centre, 920 East Hastings, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

BC teacher continues to challenge prevailing ideas about public education

Kids are failing, right? Parents are angry, right? The government is to blame, right? Not so fast, says BC teacher Tulani Ackerman after her one-woman public consultation last summer.

Falcon's merit pay unlikely to produce better teachers

Research on human motivation shows extrinsic rewards, such as money in the proposed merit pay system, often backfire.

UBC launches new resource to help growing small businesses

Just released last month, UBC has now given enterprising entrepreneurs throughout British Columbia the tools they need to receive the information and guidance to help create and grow their own small...

Peter Mansbridge in town to support the Vancouver Food Bank

"When you hear the stories of people who have jobs and need the help of the food bank, you want to help", says Peter Mansbridge.