BCTF PD Calendar

This list of professional development conferences is provided as a service to members. The Federation does not necessarily endorse all the conferences, nor does it accept liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration. Conferences sponsored by the Federation's provincial specialist associations appear in boldface type throughout the calendar.

Please note procedure statement 36.30.10: "That the BCTF's PD Calendar not publish PD events by outside agencies scheduled for the provincial PSA Day."

January 25, 2018 Events

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
» Early Years 2018
Jan 25 to Jan 27, Vancouver, BC
Please join us as we enter our third decade of hosting the BC Early Years Conference welcoming participants from across Canada and Internationally. This conference focus is on early childhood development, early childhood intervention and family support. The initiative reflects the powerful partnerships that we have formed across many communities: University of British Columbia, Infant Development Program, Aboriginal Infant Development Program, Sunny Hill Health Centre, BC Children's Hospital, Family Support Institute, and many more. These partnerships allow us to address diverse topics of evidence based practice and research.

Free Public Screening Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
Jan 25, Vancouver, BC
Join us for a screening of RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,
followed up with a panel discussion where regional representatives share their
perspectives in relation to the Early Years. The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences
(ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now
understood to be the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer
to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood
can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.
However, as experts and practioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, whats
predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities
are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. And they're using
cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
For registration information, please visit

MMEd Master of Museum Education (MED5) Information Session
Jan 25, Vancouver, BC
The Master of Museum Education is a unique graduate degree program focusing on the study of education and learning that occurs in museums and other informal learning contexts (such as, art galleries, science centres, parks, historic sites, etc.). This program draws together Museum professionals, educators and those with an interest in using the community to support teaching and learning to further their thinking and scholarship around museums as sites of education and learning. More Information and to RSVP: pdce.educ.ubc.ca/med5