Annual General Meeting 2018

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Working Together for Successful Student Transition
April 26-29, 2018
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC (map)

There will be a series of Pre-conference workshops including a Ministry of Education/Ministry of Advanced Education Skills and Training panel during the afternoon of April 26, followed by a Keynote in the evening featuring Dr. Santo Ono, Dean of UBC. April 27 will begin with a pair of plenary sessions in the morning.  Eric Termuende will present on the theme of the Future of the Workforce, followed by Mike Downie, brother of the late Gord Downie, unpacking the story of Chanie Wenjack and the effects of Residential schools and reconciliation.  A student performance provided by the Nisga’a dancers, singers and drummers will wrap up the morning events, leading to a series of concurrent workshops in that afternoon that will highlight the theme of preparing students for Post-Secondary and the role of the Trustee in making Governance decisions which impact successful student transition to post public school life.

Concurrent workshop plans:

  • Election workshop: Preparing for the 2018 Trustee Elections. 
  • Make A Future: presenting on teacher work force analysis, recruitment and retention. 
  • Reconciliation Project ‘Site Unseen’ Partnership art installation project with West Vancouver and Hartley Bay 
  • Student Mental Health: Panel: Coaches; teachers; Trustees. Ways School Districts can support Student Mental Health and Staff wellness through Policy and Programs. (follow up from pre-conference)
  • Youth Leadership Project (YLP)/ Reconciliation initiative:  SD 64 Gulf Islands Project

Registration opens Monday, February 26, 2018

  • If cancellations are made before March 26, 2018, registrants will be eligible for a full refund.
  • If cancellations are made between March 26 and April 12, registrants will be subject to a $100 administration fee.
  • If cancellations are made after April 12, 2018, registrants will not be eligible for a refund.

AGM POCKET GUIDE (coming soon)
The Pocket Guide contains the full AGM schedule, speakers list and session information for AGM 2018. View the Pocket Guide on your electronic device or pick-up a hard copy at the registration desk at the event.

AGM HANDBOOK (coming soon)
The Handbook contains essential materials for all trustees attending the AGM Business Sessions. It contains the event program, the speaker list, session information, candidate statements, an AGM procedures guide, the full list of motions and their rationales, and the BCSTA bylaws, policies and operational guidelines.

Motions which the Legislative Committee has approved for debate at the 2018 BCSTA Annual General Meeting.

LATE MOTIONS (coming soon)
Late emergent motions that have been submitted to AGM will be made available for download on the evening of Friday the 21st. 

Workshop and session materials will be posted in this archive as they are submitted. Due to copyright restrictions, not all session materials will be available for download. Please check back for updates.

The Richmond Information Guide contains city information for this year’s AGM host city. The Guide includes a list of attractions and restaurants close to the hotel venue.

Please Note: Some delegates are sensitive to scented products. Please abstain from using scented products and perfumes while attending the AGM.