United Way East Kootenay

   The United Way's mission is to "improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action". They have just released their 2017 Winter Newsletter.  Please note the dates of "Upcoming Events". United Way has partnered with Domino's Pizza to offer One Cheesy Bread and Two Medium Pizzas with Three Toppings for only $24.99 until December 31st, 2017. Mention the coupon code 'United' when ordering. Domino's will contribute $5 to the United Way Campaign for each order....
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Fair Employment Week

It’s Fair Employment Week! This national campaign recognizes the plight of contract faculty working in Canadian Universities and Colleges, and coincides with Campus Equity Week in the United States and Mexico. During this time, post-secondary academic unions participate by focusing on advancing the cause of Non-Regular Faculty by highlighting the issues affecting this employee group. In Universities and Colleges across Canada, the plight of Contract Academic Workers is being heard through publications and websites, information booths, rallies, and one-on-one discussions. The intent of this week is a North America-wide effort to ensure that non-regular faculty have the same rights, benefits and protections as regular faculty members have. Many other institutions don’t have the working conditions and regularization language we have at College of the Rockies. Take this time to reach out to our Non-Regular Faculty, get to know them, ask questions, and show some support! http://makeitfair.caut.ca/...
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It’s Time for BC to Invest in Post-Secondary Education!

Your vote counts! Vote for change! Vote to be heard!  I will vote on May 9 to support public post-secondary education because it opens the doors for people in BC. See the Open the Doors webpage for more information from the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC. Subscribe for updates about BC post-secondary education from Open the Doors. FPSE has provided us with a fact-sheet to share: Facts about Post-Secondary Education from FPSE...
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UFV Faculty Association’s “30 Drops Out of the Bucket” Open the Doors Campaign

Our friends at UFV Faculty Association ran a "30 Drops Out of the Bucket" campaign, awarding $1000 to each the 30 students with the greatest student debt load. For more information on this campaign and an article about the winner, follow the links below. 30 Drops Out of the Bucket Contest Reveals Shocking Student Debt Loads Former UFV student with $170,000 debt says B.C. government should do more   Here are some surprising facts about student debt that came out of this contest:  1)      It only takes 10 UFV students to rack up a million dollars in student debt! 2)      Each $1,000 prize only covers one month’s payment of the average debt of the 30 winners. A “drop in the bucket” amounts to one month reprieve on a ten-year payment.   A histogram of the debts of the 30 award winners. It's time to Open the Doors.  #OpenTheDoors...
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