Home » Archive by category "Announcements" (Page 5)

exciting week camp organized by Deaf Youth Today: Counsellor in Training, Teen Tuesdays, ,Adventureland, Mad Science, and Spokes & Gears.

The Truth About Everyday Plastics | Ocean Matters Lecture

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

 

Update info on what’s happening to our Federal Accessibility Act

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:

 

canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2018/06/minister-duncan-introduces-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act.html

 

And here’s a link to the Bill:

 

parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-81/first-reading

 

 

Summer Job with GVAD ( colleges or universities students)

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.  

 

POSITION LENGTH

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

Plan and supervise tasks such as fundraising activities and workshops
Assist office duties such as scanning, preparing brochures and materials
Assist the board of directors with assigned duties
Help seek sponsorship and promoting awareness of GVAD
Write publication and doing public relations for GVAD
Update membership list and maintain records
Organize the 40th Annual Cornfest

 

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Computer skills including MS office and database skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision
Experience in event planning or organization is an asset
Ability to do multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrated positive attitude
Knowledge of American Sign Language an asset
Knowledge of Deaf Sports/Culture an asset
Knowledge of working with volunteers an asset
Between the ages of 15 and 30
Registered as a full-time student and will return to school full time in Fall 2018

 

SEND A COVER LETTER AND RESUME WITH THREE REFERENCES TO:

Email:  gvadoffice@gmail.com  with subject line: Summer Job 2018

 

Closing date: Thursday, June 28, 2018

printable:

2018 Summer Job Posting

PROVINCIAL MEDICAL SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING SERVICES CONSULTATION ON JUNE 20th

 

Poster_June_20_Engagement