Entries by Tim Anderson

Opinion: No, PR is a Bad Idea

  First Past the Post (FPTP) is how BC has voted since 1871. BC once experimented with a form of PR. In 1952 voters got a ranked ballot (Alternative Vote system) in each constituency and Social Credit (SC) was elected, despite having less of the popular vote than the CCF (successor to the NDP). The […]

AGM Passes Motion to Study Cost of Living Adjustments

Pension and Benefits Committee to Report on Inflation Protection Members from the Lower Vancouver Island Retired Teachers’ Association (LVIRTA) brought a motion from the floor of BCRTA’s 2018 AGM, asking for more detailed study of the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) provided annually by the BC Teachers’ Pension Plan (TPP). Speakers from LVIRTA expressed concern […]

Collette Offer for BCRTA Members Sept 18-30

Save 10%* on tours to Australia & New Zealand. Two weeks only: offer valid September 18-30 Use offer Code: BCRTASAVE For reservations, call Collette at 844-310-5258 or contact your travel professional. Save an additional $100 per person when you mention the BCRTA Members Advantage Program. Choose from select departures on six tours: From the Outback […]

The Mystery Teacher Who Gave Him Confidence

Was his extraordinary success based on a lie? Author Michael Lewis reports on the story of a highly accomplished professor and former Bosnian refugee, who has a confession. He tricked his high school teacher into believing in him, using a stolen library book and fumbling through an English translation. But the search for the retired […]

Nelson’s Vision

Over the years readers have enjoyed BCRTA member Nelson Winterburn’s extraordinary photography. We asked Nelson to tell us more about his journey with this craft. Tell us about life before your retired. I began teaching in 1968 and retired in 2002, 33 years of which were in District #48, Howe Sound Sea to Sky, Squamish […]

Gordon Smith Gallery Seeks Educators

Volunteer Opportunity: Gallery Attendant at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art is seeking friendly, passionate people to provide front line greeting to our patrons. Our volunteers create a welcoming environment, engage the public with art in meaningful ways, and oversee the safety of the exhibition. Applicants should […]

AGM 2018

2018 BCRTA Conference and AGM September 20 – September 22 Summary of Reports Now Available Please also note this updated information: BCRTA Positions for Election President – 1 year term 1st VP – 1 year term 2nd VP – 1 year term ACER-CART Rep – 2 year term 2 Directors (2 years) from outside the […]

Van Dusen Volunteer Opportunities

Education – School Program Leader School Program Leaders engage K-4 students in interactive outdoor field trips at the Garden. Leaders work with small groups of children during 90-minute programs in the fall and spring, rain or shine. New leaders receive hands-on training in September and March, plus ample time to shadow experienced leaders before taking their own groups. Responsibilities: […]