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Education Reporter and Books Editor — Vancouver Sun

Education reporter and Books editor at Vancouver Sun.

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Gamification used in adult education — A Vancouver-based adult education centre is putting video game strategies - gamification - to use in teaching adults. Erickson Coaching International is a training centre for coaches - people who work with other people, coaching them to improve their personal and professional lives. It offers training both in person and online, but it is online where...

Primula brings back golden memories — It has been more than a few years since I last saw Primula 'Gold Lace', a popular polyanthus primula, in a garden. It was back in 1993 when I visited the lovely Kerrisdale garden of primula expert Dr. John Kerridge that I was first introduced to this beautiful group of primula.

VSB facing $14.77-million shortfall — The Vancouver School Board's shortfall for the upcoming budget year is now sitting at $14.77 million. The amount was arrived at after a long and, at times, heated discussion, trustee Patti Bacchus said. The district started the year facing a $27.64-million shortfall, made up of unfunded expenses, such as salary increment increases, increases to benefit...

Falling in love with gabions — The first time I saw gabions (metal cages) being used in gardens for infrastructure or purely for decoration was in 2009 the Netherlands at the fantastic garden complex of De Tuinen van Apeltern. At the time, I have to admit, I thought they looked rather industrial and I guess I just wasn't seeing their usefulness....

Beauty boost for botanical garden — More than 40 rare and unusual rhododendrons were dug up last week from the garden of Alleyne and Barbara Cook in North Vancouver. A team of students from the horticulture-training program at the University of B.C. did the digging and lifting of the rhodos for free.

B.C.’s first science and business high school set to open this fall — Rick Hansen secondary school in Abbotsford will become B.C.'s first science and business secondary school, starting in September. The new instructional model will use problem-based learning to focus on career opportunities in business, science and medicine.

Vancouver students find joy in reading (with video) — Literacy and community building were the goals, but fun and one-on-one attention were the means when a group of teenagers visited Moberly elementary school this week. The room was filled with smiles and laughter as Grade 11 and 12 students paired up with Grade 2 and 3 students as part of a push at John Oliver secondary school to develop reading skills among its students and in the community.

Toronto Blue Jays management seem willing to risk their jobs on unproven youngsters — By Michael Hobson I am officially throwing my hands in the air-not literally or I wouldn't be able to write this piece, but I have no idea what the Toronto Blue Jays are doing. Management seem willing to risk their jobs on a slew of unproven youngsters in a year where the team absolutely must...

Have your say on changes to scholarships program — The B.C. Ministry of Education is seeking feedback on how to change the provincial scholarship and awards program. Each year, more than 20,000 individual awards worth $15.6 million are given to students in B.C. based on academic performance, excellence in non-academic fields and the completion of apprenticeship courses.
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Feb 27, 2015

@JohnVaillant It's been No. 1 on the Vancouver Sun list for the past couple of weeks.

Feb 27, 2015

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