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Douglas College Program of Sign Language Interpretation

The Douglas College Program of Sign Language Interpretation would like to announce that our new program coordinator is Barb Mykle-Hotzon.  Barb graduated from the program in 1991 and has worked since then as a community interpreter and instructor.

Barb can be reached at e-mail 

Barb replaces Cheryl Palmer.  Cheryl has made a valuable contribution to the program as coordinator for the past 8 years and, although she is stepping down as coordinator, she will continue as a part-time instructor.  

We would like to thank Cheryl for her years of innovation, dedication and commitment to the program and to the interpreting profession.

Program of Sign Language Interpretation
Douglas College – Coquitlam, BC

UBC Department of Linguistics ASL Teaching Position


LING 447H – American Sign Language – Teaching Position Available

Course:  LING 447H – American Sign Language (3 credit course) in term 2 (January – May 2018), Lectures on Wednesdays/Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm.

The stipend is ($6,264.00 at step 1) per 3 credit course. Salary may be higher, based on years of experience.

The position involves teaching at the undergraduate level. A graduate degree in an area related to ASL is desirable, with native-level competence in ASL as well as the knowledge and competence to introduce Deaf culture. All applications received by October 21st 2017 will be given full consideration.

Please note: All courses are subject to a minimum enrolment. If this enrolment is not attained prior to the start of classes, the course may be cancelled. There is however no anticipated difficulty with this minimum in regard to LING 447H.

This course is subject to final budgetary approval.UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Please send applications (including current curriculum vitae) and names of three references to:

Email address:  Linguistics.Secretary@ubc.ca

Department of Linguistics University of British Columbia Totem Field Studios
2613 West Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4

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November 1, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Address: 938 Howe Street
Landon Krentz is presenting a FREE workshop that highlights inclusive practices for theatre practitioners and artists. The presentation looks at the role of the d/Deaf artists, Deaf Artistic Sign Language Director (DASL) and other forms of support. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the workshop. You do need to register in advance in order to reserve your spot using the code: WELCOME
Registration is already half sold out, be sure to register sooner than later.

More information & registration at this link:

Perry T. Leslie Obituary

Perry T. Leslie

I’m very sorry to tell you of the death of our colleague and friend, Perry Leslie. Perry was the Director /Co-Director of the UBC Deaf Education Program from 1975 until he retired in 2003. Perry died suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, September 14th, of complications from surgery.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 22nd from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM at Waterview, 1661 Granville St, Vancouver. Sign Language interpreting will be provided.

In Lieu of flowers, the Perry T. Leslie Memorial has been established at WIDHH (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/perry-t-leslie-memorial/).

Janet Jamieson

Co- Director of the UBC Deaf Education Program

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Supported Independent Living Facilitator



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Supported Independent Living Facilitator

Exciting opportunity exists for the right individual to work in our Burnaby Head Office and in community as a Supported Independent Living (SIL) Facilitator. The successful candidate will be joining a large progressive non-profit organization with growing opportunities. We work with Adults with various disabilities to provide them with resources to live healthy and fulfilling lives at home and in the community.

Work collaboratively with the department Director or Program Manager to oversee, implement, and maintain the program in a fun and flexible environment.

Coordinate and manage a case load of assigned responsibility. Act as a resource to individuals served, their respective family members or representatives and the care providers/support staff. Perform a variety of professional activities in support of the Program including but not limited to administration, home visits, contract enforcement, inspections, placements, advocacy, special projects and program development.

Regular schedule: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm (unpaid lunch) 40 hours per week

  • Must be able to travel throughout lower mainland and Fraser Valley
  • Position includes paid rotating on-call duties

Job Qualifications Include:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Social Work or other Social Science
  • or Social Services Diploma plus experience in the social services field
  • Minimum of One (1) year of case management experience
  • Minimum of One (1) year experience with individuals with disabilities
  • Fluent in ASL

Job Requirements Include:

  • Criminal record check
  • TB test
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Minimum of three (3) contactable references
  • Valid BCDL and Reliable vehicle to use for work purposes

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience with advocacy
  • Experience in the public or non-profit sector
  • Experience working with individuals with physical, developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and/or complex health issues
  • Experience in the social services field
  • Experience working in a team environment with little supervision
  • Experience working with a case management team
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with crisis and emergency situations
  • Computer literacy and experience with databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of community resources

Start Date: ASAP

Compensation starting at $20.38/hr and full benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements after three months.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Strive Living Society is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.34 /hour

For more details on this program and to apply you visit our website: https://careers-striveliving.icims.com/jobs/1310/supported-independent-living-facilitator-fluent-in-asl/job