exciting week camp organized by Deaf Youth Today: Counsellor in Training, Teen Tuesdays, ,Adventureland, Mad Science, and Spokes & Gears.
Tuesday, 26-Jun-2018 @ 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
What happens to your fleece jacket in the laundry and that plastic bottle when it is empty?
Stephen Chastain, an Ocean Wise scientist, will look at four everyday household items. He will examine why and how our use and disposal of these items is damaging the environment and how this relates to large-scale global issues.
He will discuss how he explores the world of microplastics under the microscope and the research that Ocean Wise is doing to learn about the processes that are causing these problems. This research is helping us all to do something, whether it is small changes in our daily routine or ways in which we redesign our approach to plastics as a society.
Stephen is a graduate of the school of Resource and Environmental Management in SFU. He began working as a co-op lab technician with Ocean Wise’s Ocean Pollution Research Program in January 2017 and continues to work there since his graduation. He works primarily on analytical techniques for studying microplastics in ocean water and microscopy techniques for identifying plastic particles that can be as small as human blood cells. He has also studied prehistoric archaeology and coastal wetlands management.
Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium
Livestreaming?: Yes!! On the Vancouver Aquarium YouTube Channel
For more information see ocean.org/oceanmatters
On June 20, the federal government introduced the proposed Accessible Canada Act to Parliament, which passed first reading. The next step is the second reading which will not happen until next Fall when the House of Commons sits again.
Here’s the News Release about the proposed Accessible Canada Act:
And here’s a link to the Bill:
POSITION TITLE: Program – Event Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf (GVAD) is the oldest advocacy organization for people with disabilities in British Columbia. GVAD acts as a consumer-advocate group on behalf of the Deaf Community.
30 hours a week for up to 10 weeks starting Tuesday, July 3, 2018. This position may include shifts during evenings and weekends.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
SEND A COVER LETTER AND RESUME WITH THREE REFERENCES TO:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Summer Job 2018
Closing date: Thursday, June 28, 2018