BCTF PD Calendar

The BCTF provides this professional development calendar as a service to members. The placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.

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July 2019
July 17 - 19 Saskatoon, SK. Canadian Light Source Teachers' Workshop
The Canadian Light Source, Canada's national science research facility, is offering a 3-day hands-on workshop to high school teachers and professional educators across Canada. Participants will explore real life science connected to curricula by connecting science education with science research. What's in it for you? - Participate in synchrotron experiments - Learn about novel research - Explore the facility - Make connections to curriculum - Networking opportunities - An introduction to the award-winning Student on the Beamlines program Registration Fee: $250.00 + GST (includes lunches, evening social and teaching resource package) *Limited travel funding available Register: https://www.lightsource.ca/teachersworkshop This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
August 2019
August 21 - 22 Abbotsford, BC. Educators Agriculture Tour (E.A.T)
Join BC Agriculture in the Classroom for two days of fun, food and an inside look at agriculture. Discover how your food is produced, the science and safety standards behind modern agriculture and best of all, taste incredible creations fresh from the farm and vine. " Meet local BC farmers " Overnight accommodation, transportation and meals included " Educational resources to take back to your class " Swag bag with treats from local producers All applications will be entered to win a free registration for a 2019 program: Planting a Promise or Spuds in Tubs. Those programs already have waiting lists for 2019-20, so the winners get an automatic in! To apply for the E.A.T. Tour please visit our website https://www.bcaitc.ca/index.php/events/eat-educators-agricultural-tour. The bus is filling up quickly, so don't delay in registering! Learning about food never tasted so good!
August 21 - 23 Squamish BC. UBC Séjour en plein air à Cheakamus
Séjour en plein air à Cheakamus est une retraite dété conçu pour les professeurs de français qui sera offerte pour la première fois au Cheakamus Centre, un centre déducation environnementale situé près de Squamish, en Colombie-Britannique. Ce centre magnifique, entouré dune réserve écologique de forêt pluviale tempérée, offre une variété dactivités de plein air et dactivités traditionnelles Salish du littoral, y compris une authentique maison longue autochtone et des occasions de vivre des expériences culturelles locales des peuples peuples Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish). Cette retraite offrira aux enseignants une immersion dans la langue et culture françaises aussi bien que loccasion dapprendre des méthodes denseignement expérimentales en langue seconde. De plus, les participants auront loccasion dapprofondir leur compréhension des priorités actuelles décrites dans notre programme détudes provincial, y compris lintégration réfléchie des connaissances culturelles autochtones et lavancement de lapprentissage et la gérance de lenvironnement. Cette retraite sera particulièrement utile pour les professeurs dimmersion française et de français de base qui souhaitent améliorer leurs compétences linguistiques, culturelles et pédagogiques. Les participants auront la possibilité de pratiquer et daméliorer leurs compétences en français, dapprendre des idées denseignement novatrices et pratiques, et dapprécier de nombreuses activités de plein air disponibles au Centre Cheakamus, notamment la randonnée dans les sentiers forestiers, le canoë-kayak et les chansons autour du feu de camp  tout en français! Les frais dinscription de 675 $ incluent toutes les sessions de développement professionnel, les activités de plein air, une réception de bienvenue avec vin et fromage, des repas quotidiens (préparés par léquipe culinaire du Centre Cheakamus qui sefforcent de créer de délicieux repas en utilisant des produits locaux et durables) et des chalets confortables et rustiques. Linscription à cette retraite est limitée à 30 participants.https://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/sejour-en-plein-air-a-cheakamus/#Description-0
September 2019
September 28 Victoria, BC. Anxiety in Children and Youth Practical Intervention Strategies in Victoria
This workshop provides a diverse range of skills that can be taught and practiced with children and youth to expand their capacity for managing anxiety. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Anxiety and its Natural Purpose " The Nature of Stress, Fear, and Anxiety " Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Anxiety and its Natural Purpose " Building a New Pattern: Steps Toward Change For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-in-children-and-youth-practical-intervention-strategies-victoria-sep-28-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
September 28 Vancouver, BC. Anxiety in Children and Youth Practical Intervention Strategies in Vancouver
This workshop provides a diverse range of skills that can be taught and practiced with children and youth to expand their capacity for managing anxiety. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Anxiety and its Natural Purpose " The Nature of Stress, Fear, and Anxiety " Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Anxiety and its Natural Purpose " Building a New Pattern: Steps Toward Change For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-in-children-and-youth-practical-intervention-strategies-vancouver-sep-28-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205
October 2019
October 1 - 11 Valemount, BC. Non-Urban Occupational First Aid Level 3
This ten day course equips you with all the certifications required for medical emergencies in a Non-Urban setting. Upon successful completion of this course you will have the following certifications: Non-Urban Occupational First Aid Level 3 (NUOFA 3) Non-Urban Emergency Care 3 (NUEC 3) Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA L-3) Non-Urban Cardiac Arrest Management (NUCAM) CPR Level 'HCP' All taking place in Valemount, BC, which lends itself to ideal terrain environments for both the theory and practical components. No prior certifications or experience required. Come to Valemount and experience awesome recreational activities whilst obtaining these amazing certifications for the advancement of your career. Contact admin@valemountcollege.ca
October 5 Burnaby, BC. BC Black Indigenous People of Colour (BC BIPOC) Educators Conference: Unlearning the Colonial BC Teachers for Peace and Global Education (PAGE)
The BC BIPOC Educators Conference: Unlearning the Colonial will be taking place at Byrne Creek Secondary School, which is located on the unceded and traditional territories of Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Coast Salish Nations. The aim of the conference is to center the voices, experiences, and needs of Indigenous, Black and People of Colour in public education who struggle daily with systemic racism, and interlocking systems of social oppression. The hope is that attendees will forge new solidarities by developing a shared commitment to work for meaningful change in our educational practices, workplace, and union spaces. The time to usher in a real change in BC Public Education is now. BC BIPOC educators and students deserve and demand better. Contact(s) Shanee Prasad shanee.d.prasad@gmail.com and Preet Lidder preetlidder@gmail.com Website www.pagebc.ca
October 7 Victoria, BC. Dealing with Difficult People in Victoria
In this workshop participants will explore a variety of practical strategies for engaging with people they find difficult. Some of the Topics Reviewed " The Cycle of Escalating Difficult Behaviour " Strategies for Dealing with Bullying Behaviour " Skills for Dealing with the Passive Aggressive Person " How to Defuse the Angry Person " Strategies for Dealing with the Resistant Person For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/dealing-with-difficult-people-victoria-oct-7-2019/ Email info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
October 8 Vancouver, BC. Dealing with Difficult People in Vancouver
In this workshop participants will explore a variety of practical strategies for engaging with people they find difficult. Some of the Topics Reviewed " The Cycle of Escalating Difficult Behaviour " Strategies for Dealing with Bullying Behaviour " Skills for Dealing with the Passive Aggressive Person " How to Defuse the Angry Person " Strategies for Dealing with the Resistant Person For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/dealing-with-difficult-people-vancouver-oct-8-2019/ Email info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
October 10 - 11 Vancouver, BC. Walking Through Grief Helping Others Deal with Loss in Vancouver
This workshop is designed to give helpers an increased awareness of the dynamics of grief, and to provide tools and strategies to best support someone who is grieving. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Factors that Shape How Grief is Experienced " Paths to Healing and Recovery " Grief and Depression, Trauma and Addictions " Considerations Related to Culture " The Role of Remembering and Ritual For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/walking-through-grief-helping-others-deal-with-loss-vancouver-oct-10-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
October 16 - 18 Vancouver, BC. 3-Day (15hrs) Advanced Training Workshop in the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model with Dr Ross Greene
The aim of this 3-Day (15hrs) Advanced Training is to provide an in-depth orientation to the key themes and key assessment and treatment facets of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model. You will receive in-depth training and review of the model through direct lecture-style teaching by Dr Ross Greene including interactive participation, case studies, video examples and question and answer opportunities. One of the highlights will be a "live" demo between Dr Greene and a family incorporating an example of Plan B with the child. By the end of this course you will be able to use the CPS model as a parent, educator, clinician or other professional raising or working with children and youth. Your continued use and practice of the CPS model will change lives, yours included, because "kids will do well if they can" and you will be helping them achieve this goal! This advanced training is also a prerequisite to Certification so you will be able to teach and train others. Contact contact@4children.ca This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
October 21 Vancouver, BC. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Balancing Acceptance and Change in Vancouver
This workshop explores key Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) concepts and useful skills such as tolerating distress, managing emotions, and enhancing interpersonal communication. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Balancing Acceptance and Change in DBT " How Change Occurs in DBT " Strategies and Tools for Mindfulness and Managing Emotions " Strategies and Tools for Improving Interpersonal Relationships " Strategies and Tools for Tolerating Distress For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/dialectical-behaviour-therapy-balancing-acceptance-and-change-vancouver-oct-21-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
October 24 - 25 Surrey, BC. Seeing Self in Story: Holding space for identity and perspectives BC Teachers of English Language Arts (BCTELA)
Social: Portage & Main Publishing sponsors Faye Brownlie launching the 2nd edition of her bestselling book, Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles. Conference: Keynote, David A. Robertson, is an award-winning writer who educates as well as entertains through his writings about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, reflecting their cultures, histories, communities, as well as illuminating many contemporary issues. Join K-12 educators to explore topics that connect to identity, story, assessment, diversity, First Peoples, and a variety of exciting possibilities in ELA 10-12. Featuring Faye Brownlie, Jo Chrona, Leyton Schnellert, and more BC educators sharing their practices. Contact psac46@bctf.ca Website http://bctela.ca
October 24 - 25 TBD. #Ignite BC Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA)
This mini conference will take place Thursday evening before the busy PSA Day conferences start. Join us for food, drinks, and networking using the popular IGNITE! format. Ignite is an event events where several speakers have five minutes to talk on a subject accompanied by 20 slides, for 15 seconds each, automatically advanced. It is a snapshot into various passions and ideas, and a great opportunity to network with colleagues. We hope you will join us. Full details on our website www.bcecta.ca Contacts psac77@bctf.ca and bcecta@gmail.com
October 24 - 25 Richmond, BC. BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA) conference
BC School Counsellor's Association annual conference will align with the provincial pro-d day on October 24 and 25, 2019. Join us for a two-day experience exploring trauma through a variety of lenses. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Linda O'Neill, is a trauma specialist who works with schools to implement trauma-informed practices. On Thursday, we have Corey Reid and Dr. Linda Uyeda speaking together about ACE's, connecting the study to implications for working with children. The conference theme is "Realizing Resilience: Informed by trauma, Influenced by care" and workshops include topics such as "Addressing ACEs in your practice", "Preventing Vicarious Trauma and Provider Burnout", "Keys to Unleashing Resilience", and "Trauma Informed Practice in Schools". Join us for two days of important conversations and valuable learning. Register at bcscaconference.ca
October 25 Saanich, BC. Celebrating Languages Conference 2019 BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML)
BCATML's 2019 Celebrating Languages Conference will be held at Vancouver Island's Claremont Secondary School. The conference will be special as it coincides with Diwali weekend. We are proud to announce the award-winning Gurpreet Bains as this year's conference keynote! She is the Modern Languages Department Head and Punjabi teacher at L.A. Matheson Secondary School in Surrey. Gurpreet embodies her beliefs in empowering students, engaging community, and thinking critically around culture, all through Punjabi language instruction. Conference co-chairs Kindra Harte, and Stacey Sveistrup look forward to welcoming all second language teachers, both elementary and secondary at this year's conference! Full conference details are found online at https://www.bcatml.org/conference-info.html
October 25 Chilliwack, BC. Teachers' of Home Economics Specialist Association Conference (THESA)
Come to scenic Chilliwack and explore Farm to Table in the Fraser Valley. Enjoy workshops, exhibits, time for reconnecting and networking, and more. Check out our website at https://www.thesaconference.ca/ for more information. Registration opens September 1, 2019.
October 25 - 26 Victoria, BC. "New and old traditions in local cuisine on the Westshore" British Columbia Culinary Arts Specialist Association (BCCASA)
Join us for a culinary filled two days as we explore and learn about a wide variety of local food and fermentation's on offer in Victoria, and nearby communities. Sessions will include local First Nations traditional foods, highlights of the Capital Region's sustainable food system, and a spectrum of fermented and roasted brews. Come prepared to get your hands dirty on a local farm, spend time in the great outdoors connecting with indigenous food ways, and sipping on some of the finest Island brews around! Contact Lpilling@deltasd.bc.ca Website www.bccasa.ca
October 25 Nanaimo, BC. Primary Leadership Conference British Columbia Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)
"Inspiring Teachers" "Teaching For Heart and Mind: Cultivating Emotion in an Ocean of Thinking" with Adrienne Gear as Keynote Speaker. This Inspirational Professional Development Day will include widely acclaimed presenters and classroom teachers who will focus on integration across the curriculum related to the redesigned curriculum and the goals of the BC Primary Program. BCPTA conference registrar Margaret Cavin margaretcavin@hotmail.com Contact: 250-624-3783 (evenings and weekends). Website http://www.bcpta.ca/wordpress/
October 25 - 26 Vancouver, BC. Classrooms to Communities: Connecting People, Place, and Planet Environmental Educators' Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA)
Place-Based Learning is a core foundation of our curriculum in BC, teachers and students across the province are excited to be inquiring about issues and priorities that matter most to our communities with a more 'local lens'. By helping educators to connect classroom and community through a focus on people, place, and planet, this professional development event hopes to inspire more promising practices and transformative learning in our schools and communities. The conference will consist of a variety of place-based workshops, experiences, gatherings, community-based excursions, and opportunities for collaboration and dialogue. Contact psac66@bctf.ca Website https://c2c-bc.org/conference/
October 25 Vancouver, BC. Making Connections-Supporting Students Learning Assistance Teachers' Associtation (LATA)
Our Keynote speaker will be Katie Keier, renowned co-author of "Catching Readers Before They Fall". Confirmed workshops include: Indigenous responses to challenging behaviors, Indigenous responses to learning challenges, Play is the Way, understanding ADHD, assistive technology apps, alternative and augmented communication devices, co-teaching, and many more. Our facilitators include: Paul Pantaleo, Dr. Candice Murray, Dr. Marnie Ginsberg, Sarah Cohen, Julianne Harvey, and Dr. Sarah Wright-Cardinal. Lunch will be provided. There will be something for everybody. See you in October! Contact psac53@bctf.ca Website http://www.latabc.com
October 25 Surrey, BC. BizTech 2019 British Columbia Business Educators Association (BCBEA)
Teaching Intermediate, or High school business courses (K 5-12), or Career Life 10 and 12 courses? Love resources, and curricular support? Than BizTech 2019 will be the place for you to get some classroom ready resources, PRIZES, and network connections! Conference fees (with lunch and prizes), begin at $50 for student teachers (include BCBEA membership fee), and $149 for BCTF (include BCBEA membership). Keynote, unique sessions geared to Grade 5-12 teachers (Careers animation, marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, Office, etc.), 5 Minute Slams (lesson sharing), networking, and prizes, will make this conference a PSA day favourite. Contact martinrunge@sd28.bc.ca. Website www.bcbea.ca
October 25 Surrey, BC. Math for All British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers (BCAMT)
BCAMT is welcoming educators of all grade levels to experience what BCAMT does best: supporting the diversity in learning, instruction, and assessment. This year, we are also featuring an additional Reggio-inspired Mathematics mini-conference facilitated by Janice Novakowski. The conference begins with powerful Ignite presentations from local educators. Speakers from all over BC will then share their expertise on the fundamental shifts in our curriculum, the initiatives in mathematics learning, and the world-wide focus on equity in the classroom. Join us in learning and sharing mathematical experiences that value and reflect the diversity of British Columbians. More information contact(s) Deanna Brajcich dbrajcich@gmail.com and Susan Robinson srobinson@sd64.bc.ca Conference website www.bcamt.ca/fall2019
October 25 New Westminster, BC. 2019 Physical and Health Education Conference British Columbia Physical Health and Education (PHEBC)
PHEBC and Douglas College have partnered together for the past 15 years to provide a fabulous conference. This conference will provide a wide variety of sessions that will engage both the general, and specialist teacher. Sessions will include Physical Education (active, assessment, and coaching), and Health (physical, mental, and sexual) sessions. Come be active, engaged, and connect with like-minded educators. PHEBC will be hosting their AGM during lunch, and are looking for volunteers to become regional contacts and take on different roles within the PSA. If you are interested in presenting, please send an email to psa54@bctf.bctf.ca lmanzini@sd48.bc.ca with a title and curriculum area (eg mental health), your name, and a brief workshop description.
October 25 Burnaby, BC. BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA) Conference 2019
The BCTEA is hosting its annual conference at Alpha Secondary in Burnaby this year. Join us for a full day of workshops and collaborative discussion. All Tech Ed. Subject areas will be covered. Back by popular demand will be the sharing sessions from last year, giving educators' time to quickly connect with new project ideas that meet the re-designed curriculum. In addition to all of the workshops and activities will be our vendor market.Website www.bctea.org
October 25 Surrey, BC. Achievement and ELL Learners BC Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (BCTESOL)
Keynote speaker Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) is the author of Boosting Achievement: Reaching Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education. She will also be hosting a smaller, in-depth session on her keynote topic. Conference attendees will be able to select from a wide range of workshops on English Language Learning (ELL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and ESL/EAL topics. Participates may receive resources, instructional strategies, and techniques for enhancing their practice. Workshops will be lead by educators, innovators, and academics from across the province. Lunch is included with the registration. Target Audience K-12 ELL Teachers and homeroom/subject teachers. Contact Ebrahim Bawa Ebrahim.Bawa@abbyschools.ca Website http://bctesol.ca/
October 25 Abbotsford, BC. Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers Association (myPITA) fall conference
The annual myPITA conference provides a broad range of professional development opportunities for grade 4-9 educators. With over 60 workshops in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Social and Emotional Development, Art, Physical Education, Social Justice, and more there's something for everyone. Gary Anaka's ever-popular sessions on brain-based learning and myPITA's own Diana Cruchley are back, along with other seasoned myPITA presenters and many new faces as well. See you there! More information www.pita.ca contact president@pita.ca
October 25 Coquitlam, BC. Strengthening the "Core"-Critical and Creative Thinking Specialist Association of Gifted Educators (SAGEBC)
Join Lisa Van Gemert, the Gifted Guru, and SAGEBC to bring the Core Competency of Thinking Skills to life in your classroom. Participants will learn different ways to help students to think more deeply and analytically to increase student engagement. Take home a treasure trove of practical strategies to further infuse differentiation, critical thinking skills, and creativity into the classroom. Email psac63@bctf.ca
October 25 Vancouver, BC. Sharing Lands and Reconciling Narratives BC Social Studies Teachers' Association (BCSSTA)
The BCSSTA is proud to announce Ryan McMahon as our keynote speaker this year. McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, media maker, and community activator from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory. He provides audiences with an in-depth, challenging analysis of the indigenous experience and the reconciliation movement. Ryan inspires audiences to play their part in building a more equitable country. Workshops, Exhibitors, and our famous lunch will all be included. More information at https://bcssta.wordpress.com/10-2/
October 25 Maple Ridge, BC. Montessori Rocks-digging deeper for a better understanding. BC Montessori Teachers PSA (BCMTPSA)
Our annual Montessori conference is being hosted at Hammond Elementary School. This year's focus is on Geology, timelines and human behaviour. Renowned geologist, Mika McKinnon is our keynote speaker, Irma Rodriquez will share her Montessori knowledge, and Anjeanette Dawson, our aboriginal weaver will be returning for a full day of weaving. Claudia Mann, from Fossilicious, will be present, and Betsy A. Lockhart will share strategies on classroom management in a Montessori environment. Exciting day of learning! Website www.bcmontessoripsa.org or email psac78@bctf.ca
October 25 - 26 Vancouver, BC. INTERWOVEN British Columbia Art Teachers' Association (BCATA)
INTERWOVEN: Stories, Traditions, Media, and Art. The BCATA is excited to host Robert Davidson www.robertdavidson.ca one of Canada's most respected and important contemporary visual artists. A Northwest Coast native of Haida and Tlingit Descent, he is a master sculptor of totem poles and masks, and works in a variety of other media as a printmaker, painter, and jeweler. Ola Volo www.olavolo.com is a Canadian illustrator from Kazakhstan with a distinctive style drawn from history, multiculturalism, and folklore. Ola creates winding narratives that acknowledge the subtleties of human nature while celebrating the little surprises of everyday life. Two full days of workshops, Gallery tours, and artist talks. Don’t miss this one! More information contact memmott_d@surreyschools.ca Website www.bcata.ca
October 25 Vancouver, BC. MOVE YOUR BODY! Dance Conference 2019 BC Dance Educators' Association (BCDEA)
Workshops for ALL teachers and ALL levels! Contemporary Indigenous/Olivia Davies, Martha Graham Technique/Desirée Dunbar, Contemporary and Jazz/Christie Lee Manning, Tap/Troy McLaughlin, Musical Theatre/Jennifer Bishop, Movement and Literature/Cheryl Kay, Hip Hop/TwoFourSeven Company, and more! MOVE YOUR BODY! is a great conference to learn new movement and connect with teachers who incorporate movement into their classrooms. Additional information at www.bcdea.ca or email psac73@bctf.ca.
October 25 Fort Langley, BC. Moving Forward Together Aboriginal Education Association (AEA)
Keynote Speakers: Carey Newman, creator of the Witness Blank, and Charlene Bearhead, Educational Lead for Moose Hide Campaign. Engage your mind and heart when you join us for our popular annual conference in Fort Langley. Discover effective ways to embed authentic Aboriginal Education in your K to 12 classrooms. Learn how to take action towards reconciliation, and engage your class/school in social justice initiatives such as Jordan's Principle, Orange Shirt Day, Have a Heart Day, Moose Hide Campaign, Red Dress Project, and Justice for Indigenous Women (J4IW). Many workshops include hands-on activities and take-aways. Contact Engage your mind and heart when you join us for our popular annual conference in Fort Langley. Discover effective ways to embed authentic Aboriginal Education in your K to 12 classrooms. Learn how to take action towards reconciliation and engage your class/school in social justice initiatives such as Jordan's Principle, Orange Shirt Day, Have a Heart Day, Moose Hide Campaign, Red Dress Project, and Justice for Indigenous Women (J4IW). Many workshops include hands-on activities and take-aways. Contact jmoir70@gmail.com
October 25 Richmond, BC. BCScTA CATALYST Confernce British Columbia Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)
This year BCScTA once again brings the Catalyst conference to the Lower Mainland. This years theme, "CONVERGENCE: Bringing Perspectives Together" explores the common ground in School Science, Indigenous Knowledge, and Contemporary Science. Our conference keynote, Jo Chrona will highlight the opportunities to understand the common benefit that is realized when learning involves both traditional views of Science, as well as Aboriginal Perspectives. The theme is further explored in several workshops appropriate for all grade levels. More information contact(s) Phil Bakker Phil.Bakker@sd23.bc.ca John Munro John.munro@abbyschools.ca Website www.bcscta.com
October 25 - 26 Richmond, BC. BC Music Educators' Association (BCMEA) Conference
The BCMEA conference is the annual professional development opportunity of the British Columbia Music Educators' Association. We endeavor to connect music educators of all types from across our province and beyond. Join us at the River Rock Resort for two full days of professional development sessions. Website http://www.bcmeaconference.com/
October 25 Coquitlam, BC. CUEBC 2019 Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)
Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC) are proud to present British Columbia's longest-running educational technology professional development experience. For over 35 years, CUEBC has offered opportunities for all K-12 teachers to explore the changing world of technology with their classrooms. Teachers from all subject areas, and all levels of technological experience, have been coming back to CUEBC year after year for high-quality professional development that supports technologically mediated creativity and classroom innovation. In 2019 we are focusing on the role of technology in the delivery of British Columbia's revised curriculum. How can technology benefit your practice, improve learning outcomes for your students, and increase your ability to communicate student learning? Workshops include Office 365, Google Apps, Microbits, Spheros, Online Apps, AR/VR and many more! Contact registrar@cuebc.ca Website cuebc.ca
October 25 - 26 Vancouver, BC. "Breaking Through" Association of B.C. Drama Educators (ABCDE)
ABCDE is excited to be offering their conference "Breaking Through" once again in Vancouver at the SFU Contemporary Arts Campus. We will be offering workshops in Drama K-12, Theatre Production, and Film. Contacts Gordon Hamilton ghamilton@sd35.bc.ca or Katie Everson keverson@gmail.com Website https://abcde.ourconference.ca
October 25 Surrey, BC. Dewey to Diversity British Columbia Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA)
This year's conference 'Dewey to Diversity' will look a little different. More interaction, more take-aways, more connections! After our own Dominique Sullivan gives the keynote, we will break into facilitated discussion groups, featuring current topics like 'Digital Literacy', 'Inquiry', STEAM, and more. After lunch there will be workshops on topics like 'The Deep Dark Web', 'Collection Curation', 'Diversity in Graphic Novels', and 'Heritage Fairs'. These will all include a 'hands-on' component to take back and put into use. There will also be specialized sessions for new teacher-librarians. Please come and join us for an interactive experience. More information contact Jennifer Fox jafox@telus.net Website https://bctla.ca/
October 25 - 26 Vancouver, BC. Avoir la littératie à coeur Association provinciale des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone (APPIPC)
Sous le thème Avoir la littératie à coeur, le congrès offrira des ateliers pour les enseignants de la maternelle à la 12e année. Il nous fera plaisir d'accueillir comme conférencier le Dr. Roy Lyster qui présentera son approche intégrée en immersion qui intègre l'enseignement de la langue aux contenus disciplinaires et thématiques. On vous y attend en grand nombre! Pour plus d'information, contactez info@congresappipc.ca Website www.congresappipc.ca
November 2019
November 5 - 6 Vancouver, BC. Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth in Vancouver
This workshop reviews gender and sexual diversity from the adolescent perspective and offers strategies for creating more accessible and welcoming environments. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Gender and Sexual Diversity Spectrum " Affirmative Approaches to Support " The Critical Periods in Development " Strategies to Support Youths Needs " Considerations for Supporting Families For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/gender-and-sexual-diversity-in-youth-vancouver-nov-5-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
November 6 Victoria, BC. Mindfulness at Work in Victoria
This experiential workshop will give participants the tools to be fully present in the moment while accessing greater discernment, clarity, and feelings of calm in the midst of a busy work-life. For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/mindfulness-at-work-victoria-nov-6-2019/ Email info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
November 14 Vancouver, BC. Mindfulness at Work in Vancouver
This experiential workshop will give participants the tools to be fully present in the moment while accessing greater discernment, clarity, and feelings of calm in the midst of a busy work-life. For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/mindfulness-at-work-vancouver-nov-4-2019/ Email info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
November 18 Victoria, BC. Critical Incident Group Debriefing Victoria
This workshop explores the Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) process as a method for lessening the likelihood of people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Role of Group Debriefing " Group Debriefing History and Models " Benefits and Problems with Group Debriefing " Preparing for a Group Debriefing " CIGD Phases For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/critical-incident-group-debriefing-victoria-nov-18-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
November 18 Vancouver, BC. De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations in Vancouver
This workshop will help participants assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Anger Cycle and Escalation " Warning Signs of Potential for Violence " The Aggression Defusing Process " Approaching, Containment, and Problem-Solving Strategies " When and How to Disengage For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/de-escalating-potentially-violent-situations-vancouver-nov-18-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
November 19 Vancouver, BC. Critical Incident Group Debriefing Vancouver
This workshop explores the Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) process as a method for lessening the likelihood of people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Role of Group Debriefing " Group Debriefing History and Models " Benefits and Problems with Group Debriefing " Preparing for a Group Debriefing " CIGD Phases For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/critical-incident-group-debriefing-vancouver-nov-19-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
November 19 Victoria, BC. De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations in Victoria
This workshop will help participants assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Anger Cycle and Escalation " Warning Signs of Potential for Violence " The Aggression Defusing Process " Approaching, Containment, and Problem-Solving Strategies " When and How to Disengage For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/de-escalating-potentially-violent-situations-victoria-nov-19-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
November 25 Kamloops, BC. De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations in Kamloops
This workshop will help participants assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Anger Cycle and Escalation " Warning Signs of Potential for Violence " The Aggression Defusing Process " Approaching, Containment, and Problem-Solving Strategies " When and How to Disengage For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/de-escalating-potentially-violent-situations-kamloops-nov-25-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
November 30 Vancouver, BC. Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth in Vancouver
This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Controversies and Debates " Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder " ADHD, OCD, and PTSD " ODD and Conduct Disorder " Tips and Resources for Supporting For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/mental-health-concerns-in-children-and-youth-vancouver-nov-30-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
December 2019
December 2 Victoria, BC. Victoria Assertive Communication
This workshop provides insights for improving communication skills for expressing feelings in transparent, open, and direct ways. Some of the Topics Reviewed " How to Sa No Assertively " Strategies for Giving Directions " Skills for Making Requests " Giving Corrective Feedback " Dealing with Difficult Responses For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/assertive-communication-victoria12-2/ Email: info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776
December 2 - 4 Vancouver, BC . The Vancouver Educators Conference: Brain-Based Learning, Behavioural Challenges & Student Mental Health
A professional continuing education event pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Presented by Gabor Maté, M.D. and Martha S. Burns, Ph.D. and Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed. and Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP and Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP and Kathy Morris, M.Ed. and Cara Daily, Ph.D. and Jay Berk,Ph.D. http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
December 2 Kamloops, BC. Kamloops Assertive Communication
This workshop provides insights for improving communication skills for expressing feelings in transparent, open, and direct ways. Some of the Topics Reviewed "How to Say No Assertivley " Strategies for Giving Directions " Skills for Making Requests " Giving Corrective Feedback " Dealing with Difficult Responses For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/assertive-communication-kamloops12-2/ Email info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
December 3 Vancouver, BC. Vancouver Assertive Communication
This workshop provides insights for improving communication skills for expressing feelings in transparent, open, and direct ways. Some of the Topics Reviewed " How to Say No Assertively " Strategies for Giving Directions " Skills for Making Requests " Giving Corrective Feedback " Dealing with Difficult Responses For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/assertive-communication-vancouver12-3/ Email info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
December 4 - 5 Victoria, BC. Brief-Focused Counselling Skills Strategies from Leading Frameworks Victoria
This workshop explores strategies and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Some of the Topics Reviewed " History of Counselling Frameworks " The Value and Purpose of Theory " The Assessment Process " Helping Clients Understand the Process " Considerations Around Single Session Counselling For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/brief-focused-counselling-skills-strategies-from-leading-frameworks-victoria-dec-4-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
December 5 - 6 Vancouver, BC. Brief Focused Counselling Skills Strategies from Leading Frameworks Vancouver
This workshop explores strategies and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Some of the Topics Reviewed " History of Counselling Frameworks " The Value and Purpose of Theory " The Assessment Process " Helping Clients Understand the Process " Considerations Around Single Session Counselling For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/brief-focused-counselling-skills-strategies-from-leading-frameworks-vancouver-dec-5-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
December 9 - 10 Kelowna, BC. Brief Focused Counselling Skills Strategies from Leading Frameworks Kelowna
This workshop explores strategies and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Some of the Topics Reviewed " History of Counselling Frameworks " The Value and Purpose of Theory " The Assessment Process " Helping Clients Understand the Process " Considerations Around Single Session Counselling For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/brief-focused-counselling-skills-strategies-from-leading-frameworks-kelowna-dec-9-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
December 17 Vancouver, BC. Vicarious Trauma Strategies for Resilience Vancouver
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Recognize the Sound and Feel of Your Alarm " External Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work " Individual Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work " Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience " Practicing Vicarious Resilience For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/vicarious-trauma-strategies-for-resilience-vancouver-dec-17-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
December 18 Victoria, BC. Vicarious Trauma Strategies for Resilience Victoria
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Recognize the Sound and Feel of Your Alarm " External Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work " Individual Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work " Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience " Practicing Vicarious Resilience For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/vicarious-trauma-strategies-for-resilience-victoria-dec-18-2019/ Email info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
January 2020
January 13 - May 3, Touring opera for young audiences that travels and performs at the school. The Flight of the Hummingbird
Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria have collaborated to co-commission and co-produce a new opera for young audiences with music by Maxime Goulet and libretto by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Haida) and Barry Gilson. The Flight of the Hummingbird stage director is Glynis Leyshon with musical direction by Kinza Tyrrell. In this enchanting opera, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire. The Flight of the Hummingbird is based of an Indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave Hummingbird traveled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This opera is influenced by the graphic novel written by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and will include elements of his dramatic Haida-manga illustrations. Contact cdugan@vancouveropera.ca The opera is 45-minutes in length and features four singers and a small ensemble. The production is suitable for students in Kindergarten though Grade 9. This production is accompanied by a study guide aligned with the First Peoples Principles of Learning and the B.C. curriculum. The study guide was created by an advisory council of Indigenous artists, educations and knowledge keepers. Touring British Columbia January to April 2020. School and community bookings available: $800 +GST per performance. Visit the website for more info: www.vancouveropera.ca/learn/the-flight-of-the-hummingbird/
January 30 - February 1, Vancouver, BC. Early Years Conference 2020
The Early Years Conference 2020 continues to lead the field of professional development in early childhood development, early childhood intervention, and family support. Join us as we explore the complex factors impacting childrens development and highlight many of the considerations and practices in our work with young children and their families. This year's theme Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together is a call to action. It is a reminder that families and communities are central to the healthy development of young children. When Listening Together, Learning Together and Acting Together, we can create relationships that will best optimize the well-being and resilience of children. During the Early Years 2020 Conference, participants can expect to: Explore collaborative approaches; consider the significance of relationships in the context of children, families and the communities they are part of; Review the latest evidence-based research and practice related to child development, early childhood intervention, and family support; Be inspired to Listen Together, Learn Together and Act Together in all aspects of service and support of children, their families and their communities. More information here: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/earlyyears2020/
February 2020
February 13 - 14 Vancouver, BC. BC Alternative Education Association (BCAEA) Challenge and Change 2020
The 33rd annual conference is of interest to alternate education teachers, education assistants, counsellors, and administrators working with at-risk youth. Featuring more than 30 different sessions focused on helping at-risk youth, and presented in varying styles and topics, including technology, film-making, art, outdoor education, and mental health. Keynote: Ivan E. Coyote. More details on the website www.bcaea.com or contact DJ Pauls, Conference Coordinator conference@bcaea.com
February 20 - 21 Richmond, BC. Crosscurrents 2020 Teachers of Inclusive Education British Columbia (TIEBC)
Keynote speaker Zach Anner, is an award-winning comedian, show host, and public speaker. In 2011, he won his own travel show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Rollin' With Zach. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, Zach entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. By his thirtieth birthday, he had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains. With a mixture of hilarity and heart, hear Zach share his miraculous story. Crosscurrents hosts speakers on range of topics related to inclusive education. Contact tiebcpresident@gmail.com Website www.tiebc.com http://www.tiebcbrochure.com/
April 2020
April 19 - 21 Burnaby, BC. 2020 Digital Learning Symposium BC Educators for Distributed Learning (BCEDL)
Innovation learning models supporting new curriculum in digital learning environments. Reserve at last year's early group rate $375/person, email info@CANeLearn.net to reserve five or more fully refundable (expires July 15). Over 300 educators, technology coordinators, curriculum developers, administrators, K-12 and post-secondary attended last year's three-day Symposium. Contact dcomrie3@gmail.com Website https://canelearn.net/symposium20/
April 22 - 25 Vancouver, BC. The 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD: Review, Respond and Relate  Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World
Although there have been thousands of published articles in FASD in general, there has been limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD or on individuals across the lifespan. As those individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the need to know across a broad spectrum of areas is becoming critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions. This interactive 2020 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these issues. We will welcome a diverse group of professionals, researchers, students, families and individuals with FASD. The Call for Abstracts is now open, deadline: September 13, 2019: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/call-for-abstracts/ For more information, please visit the website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/, and follow us on Twitter: @IPCE_UBC. Email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca to get on an enquiry list for updates.