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Queer ASL 101 and 102 courses available!

Registrations are finally open for our April classes! We are offering 101 & 102 and quite possibly 103 starting in April!

*Our ASL 102 has been re-designed as well, it’ll have a lot of familiar content but some new stuff as well so if you’d like the practice and to learn a bit new stuff & do new activities, you should for sure register for ASL 102 even if you already took it before.*

Location & Access information:

Queer ASL Locations & Access Info

Registration form:

Also, please do spread the word. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested and also share our event on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/1857446601217404/

Thank you so much for your support!

How to Tell Good Climate Science from Bad | Ocean Matters March Lecture At Vancouver Aquarium with ASL interpreters provided

Event: How to Tell Good Climate Science from Bad | Ocean Matters March Lecture

Date: Tuesday, 27-Mar-2018

Time: 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Price: Free, but register to guarantee your seat

Location: The Vancouver Aquarium

Description: Watching TV or browsing social media we are constantly bombarded with facts and statistics about climate change, the environment and what we should to do to reduce our environmental impact. These seem to change from day to day, so it can seem impossible to know what is really going on. This lecture will demonstrate how some of these statistics and facts are obtained and how you can use scientific critical thinking to decide how reliable they are. Everyone is welcome, whether you have never taken a science class or just want to learn some skills to improve your critical thinking.

Speaker: Dr. Ruth Sharpe | Ruth is the Public Programs Manager at Ocean Wise. She earned her PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia in August 2017 and is a passionate science communicator.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible and ASL signed.

Webpage: vanaqua.org/oceanmatters

printable PDF:OceanMattersLecture_Poster_March2018

Hand Made Heritage( HMH) on April 4th

Join us on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to celebrate the Hand Made Heritage (HMH) project with an evening of storytelling.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing seniors and youth have been sharing time together in art workshops, digital storytelling, and classroom visits as part of the HMH project funded by New Horizons Canada.

Please email handmadeheritage2017@gmail.com to RSVP.



Transcript of the vlog in doc:HMH_April 4th Vlog_Text



BCSDAA Recruitment


The Board of Directors is seeking Alumni members to fill the vacant positions/to become officers until the next general meeting in 2020. The available positions are as follows:

Vice President
Publicity Director Technology Director
2020 Reunion Chairperson

BCSDAA’s Vision Statement:

-Develop, advocate and maintain the interest of education for the Deaf in the province of BC

-Donate funds to school aged students for their educational field trips

– Provide scholarships to high school graduates

-Support and maintain Deaf studies, research and archives

-Coordinate, plan and oversee the reunion events

-Foster a sense of BCSD pride through leadership in promoting future members of BCSD to continue the function of Alumni Association BCSDAA Board is FUN – meetings are four or five times per year!

If you are interested or need more information, please contact Diana Tarchuk, Secretary, at Dianatarchuk@shaw.ca, by April 30th, 2018 (deadline)



Doc:British Columbia School for the Deaf Alumni Association

Facilitate Accessible Transit ( ASL interpreting provided)

Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is hosted by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities.

The next group is March 15, 4:00PM – 6:00PM. To facilitate accessible transit requirements the meeting will be held at PeerNet BC, #408-602 West Hastings, Vancouver. PeerNetBC is an accessible space, please let us know of any other accessibility requirements you might have in advance of the meeting.

The session will focus on the topic of, “Navigating the world of work as a totally blind individual.” This session will feature Patricia Elgersma, is currently a Project Manager and has worked at HSBC Bank Canada for the past 5 years. She has been totally blind since birth. When she is not working, she plays flute in the Vancouver Community Concert Band. Today she will be speaking about her experience being part of the workforce as a blind individual.

ASL Interpretation and food is provided! The space is also wheelchair accessible. Please let us know of any accommodations and dietary needs you require. Please email s.klassen@nsdrc.org or call 604-904-4088 to register.