An international student’s kudos for Saanich Police

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Fernando, a student council president, was born in Mexico and traveled extensively. He shared these ideas at a strategic planning workshop put on by the Saanich Police Dept.

Schools’ ongoing relationship with police

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A superintendent of schools talks about the many and ongoing ways that police and schools work together for positive outcomes.Their strong relationship is a key to their proactive collaboration. Keven illustrates this with an instance of working with someone who

Great access for “B track” students in LA

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How access to schools during the year was changed in LA…. For more on this story This story was recorded at a Greater Victoria Acting Together workshop, dedicated to the organization of a broad-based coalition of local groups and community

Mark Neufeld… interviewed by his students

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His own class interviewed him around four themes… Here’s the students’ feedback on the interview http://www.conversationworks.ca/community-school-interviews/institute-for-global-solutions-2016/student-feedback-about-mark-neufeld/

Authentic Classroom Moments at University

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Erin looks for a way for everyone in the class to look at a topic, research it and share their findings. It makes for authentic writing…a richer experience for students and prof alike.

Working with farming families facing foreclosure

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A ‘win’ when organizers from Industrial Areas Foundation focused on this family’s need.. This story was recorded at a Greater Victoria Acting Together workshop, dedicated to the organization of a broad-based coalition of local groups and community organizations to advance

Coming to a new ‘world’

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Scotland in the 60’s was challenging… so in 1970 they took their family to Saskatchewan…. Twenty-eight years later they moved to Victoria, yet still have an empathy for the newcomer.

Joni Mitchell – Sound track of our lives

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Two friends from other cities get together in Victoria and the Belfry Theatre production is a valued part of their shared experience

An interview with a member of Canada’s Who’s Who

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Heritage Artist & Community Advocate Member of the Canadian Who’s Who Keeping a friendly dialogue going is important. “That’s the key.” Themes: Finding a good cause Giving hope to the hopeless Overcoming challenges Land return to First Nations

Justin Blanchfield at the Institute for Global Change

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Justin Blanchfield is a Professional Mechanical Engineer living in Victoria, BC. His career is focused on the sustainable development of our communities by minimizing our ecological impact on the environment. Justin has extensive experience in energy conservation and renewable energy