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Education Reporter and Books Editor — Vancouver Sun

Education reporter and Books editor at Vancouver Sun.

UBC’s top job can be ‘challenging,’ new interim president says — The University of B.C.'s new interim president, Martha Piper, sat down with the media Thursday to talk about how she will move the university forward after the abrupt departure of its last president, Arvind Gupta, just 13 months into a five-year term.

University of British Columbia’s reputation ‘seriously compromised:’ faculty association — The University of British Columbia's faculty association is calling on the school and former president Arvind Gupta, who abruptly resigned last month, to speak freely and fully about why he quit or was pushed out.

Rainfall and wind warnings issued for Metro Vancouver — Update: A rapidly intensifying storm will move across the South Coast this morning, read the alert on its website. " Winds will increase to southeast 70 km/h ahead of the front this morning. Winds will gust up to 90 km/h after the frontal passage early this afternoon.

Aboriginal perspectives help shape new B.C. school curriculum — With the new curriculum comes one notable and significant shift: There is a new focus on aboriginal learning. Not only will students in B.C. be learning about the history of residential schools, starting in Grade 5, but they will also have aboriginal perspectives embedded into all parts of the curriculum in what the government hopes will be a meaningful and authentic manner.

Major school curriculum changes coming to B.C. — With students able to instantly search an infinite amount of information online on any topic and the average five-year-old able to navigate an iPad or YouTube with ease, it is clear that schools will have to move away from a traditional model where all students read the same book at the same time, answer the same questions and write the same test.

Clear drains to prevent flooding, City of Vancouver urges — With buckets of rain expected this weekend after months of drought conditions, people would be wise to keep an eye out for flooding on their properties.

Turmoil clouds UBC’s future — When Arvind Gupta suddenly quit as president of the University of British Columbia earlier this month, the university took a financial hit that could have long-lasting ramifications, including the prospect of fewer donations and stalled productivity and decision making.

UBC: A leadership shakeup can affect planning, funding and reputation — At a time when the University of B.C. should be hunting for party hats and balloons for its centennial celebrations, it is instead searching for another new leader to guide the storied institution into its next 100 years. A few months before Arvind Gupta's unexpected departure from the president's office, he was elatedly making plans to mark UBC's 100th birthday, starting Sept.

Out and about the Lower Mainland

Book review: We Never Asked for Wings delivers grit and romance — by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Ballantine Books We Never Asked for Wings is the story of an American immigrant family who are struggling to survive and thrive in California. Letty Espinosa, mother of two, works hard to make ends meet and send money back to family in Mexico while her mother raises her children - Alex, 15, and Luna, 6.
Aug 21, 2015

Book review: We Never Asked for Wings delivers grit and romance (by author of The Language of Flowers) #vansunbooks…

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Aug 29, 2015

RT @NGhoussoub: @srchiose:"(Deans) e-mailed the president, requesting a meeting. A copy of that note made its way to Montalbano." And then? @tracysherlock

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