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  • What Are Your Hopes and Dreams for Public Education in BC? 

    The Institute for Public Education (IPE/BC) has launched the Hopes and Dreams community engagement research project, and it plans to issue a report that will help determine education policy and practiceRead more

  • How to Beat the Heat in your Classroom

    We have been hearing from members that the recent heatwave is having a detrimental impact on learning and working conditions. Unfortunately, there are no WorkSafeBC regulations around temperature. However, thereRead more

  • Professional Resource Raffle 

    The STA Pro-D Committee is raffling off a copy of Jo Chrona’s book, Wayi Wah! Indigenous Pedagogies: An Act for Reconciliation and Anti-Racist Education. To enter the draw for thisRead more

  • STA Convention Indigenous Excursion  

    Several people participated in the professional development excursion “Learning Local Indigenous Legends, Songs, and Stories While Exploring Burrard Inlet in a Traditional War Canoe” at the STA Convention Day onRead more

  • Summer Pro-D Townhall and Voting: May 18, 2023 

    The STA will be presenting a Summer Pro-D Townhall on May 18, 2023, from 3:30pm – 5:00 pm via Zoom. This will be an open forum for you to bringRead more

  • Transfer Round Grievances 

    There are two main types of transfer grievances. In qualification grievances, a teacher is sometimes not shortlisted for an interview because the principal decided they were not qualified. In suitabilityRead more

  • May is National Jewish Heritage Month in Canada 

    Did you know that Canada has the fourth largest Jewish population in the world with approximately 400,000 people? National Jewish Heritage Month in Canada provides an opportunity to celebrate theRead more

  • May is Asian Heritage Month 

    This month is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and theme for this year is “Stories of Determination”.  Asian Heritage Month is a chance to learn more about the past ofRead 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.