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  • Faculty of Native Studies at University of Alberta

    The Faculty of Native Studies offers continuing education programming for a broad range of professionals and lifelong learners. Courses have been designed to build specialized and enduring skills and competenciesRead more

  • This Is Why We Do It!

    The 2023 Red for BCED Campaign focuses on why it’s important to fight for a well-funded public education system if we want to sustain a healthy democracy.  Last week, weRead more

  • Refusing Unsafe Work

    As a worker, you have the right to refuse unsafe work. If you have reasonable cause to believe that teaching in a particular situation puts you or someone else atRead more

  • Save the Date!

    Don’t forget to add these main events coming up in the next few months to your calendar.  February Wednesday February 15: STARA Meeting at 4:00 PM  March   March 18-21: BCTFRead more

  • Get to Know Your Collective Agreement!

    This week’s question:  What committee deals with questions relating to salary, allowances, benefits, or indemnities? Send us the answer to, including the clause number, for a chance to winRead more

  • Truth and Reconciliation Teacher Story

    Huy ch q’u (thank you) to Nicola Racanelli, a B.A.S.E.S. teacher from North Surrey Secondary, for sharing some of the ways they embed Truth and Reconciliation into their teaching practice. Read more

  • Red for BCED Campaign 2023

    For this next phase of our RedforBCed campaign, we are inviting members to take a staff picture when everyone is wearing their RedforBCed T-shirts. Submit that picture along with twoRead more

  • In Memoriam: Fred John

    Last month, a legendary Surrey teacher passed away. Fred John was an educational institution unto himself. He started teaching in 1965 at Princess Margaret Secondary. He retired as a full-timeRead more

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that STA members have the privilege of working on the unceded ancestral territory of the Coast Salish peoples, the qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and sɛmiˈɑːmuː (Semiahmoo) who have cared for this land for thousands of years, and who continue to care for this land. As educators, we are committed to actions aimed at healing the broken relationship between settlers and Indigenous peoples.

The Advocate

The Advocate is a seasonal publication for members. The Advocate contains a report from the President, information from the table officers, updates, and information on current educational issues and issues of importance to Surrey teachers.