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An evening exploring what is and what can be for public education in British Columbia.

On October 5, join us for an evening featuring speakers who will explore what is, and what could be, for public education in British Columbia. From innovations to challenges, and from the perspective of teachers, academics,students and parents, we'll delve into the possibilities ahead for our education system.


Dr. Gillian Judson, Lecturer, Simon Fraser University, Director, Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG), and Coordinator, Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE) program

Jennifer Stewart, Co-Founder, Families Against Cuts to Education

Hana Woldeyes, Youth Advisory Team member, Fresh Voices Initiative

Sajedeh Zaki, Youth Advisory Team member, Fresh Voices Initiative

Trevor Stokes, Teacher, Streetfront Alternative Program

Jo-Anne (Jo) L. Chrona, Curriculum Coordinator, First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

Full speaker bios on Eventbrite ticket page.

Tickets are $10 (early bird)/$15 for general admission. Student/senior rate: $5 (early bird)/$10. Tyee Builders get an additional 50% discount (discount code sent via email).

Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. To learn about subsidized tickets, email

The event will be recorded, and the recording will be posted to the Tyee website following the event.

Can't make it to the live event? We still want to hear from you - take our poll on public education here.

In this Tyee Presents series


Public school

BC Education Funding Report Triggers War of Words

New report finds per student public education funding second lowest in country.

By Katie Hyslop, 25 Aug 2016



Pulling a Threatened Language Back from the Brink

More than cultural pride at stake: knowing their own language can save young indigenous lives.

By Megan Devlin, 14 May 2016



Here Comes the Class of 2041

Teachers and teachers-to-be, get ready to break free from another generation's mindset.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Feb 2016