Working Together for Successful Student Transition

Date: April 26-29, 2018
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC (map)

AGM Report of Proceedings

The 2018 AGM Report of Proceedings (PDF) contains a summary of all business conducted and all resolutions passed during BCSTA’s 2018 Annual General Meeting held in Richmond, BC.

There will be a series of Pre-conference workshops including a Ministry of Education/Ministry of Advanced Education Skills and Training panel during the afternoon of April 26, followed by a Keynote in the evening featuring Dr. Santa Ono, President of UBC. April 27 will begin with a pair of plenary sessions in the morning. Eric Termuende will present on the theme of the Future of the Workforce, followed by Mike Downie, brother of the late Gord Downie, unpacking the story of Chanie Wenjack and the effects of Residential schools and reconciliation. A student performance provided by the Nisga’a dancers, singers and drummers will wrap up the morning events, leading to a series of concurrent workshops in that afternoon that will highlight the theme of preparing students for Post-Secondary and the role of the Trustee in making Governance decisions which impact successful student transition to post public school life.

Concurrent workshop plans:

  • Election workshop: Preparing for the 2018 Trustee Elections.
  • Make A Future: presenting on teacher work force analysis, recruitment and retention.
  • Reconciliation Project ‘Site Unseen’ Partnership art installation project with West Vancouver and Hartley Bay
  • Student Mental Health: Panel: Coaches; teachers; Trustees. Ways School Districts can support Student Mental Health and Staff wellness through
  • Policy and Programs. (follow up from pre-conference)
  • Youth Leadership Project (YLP) / Reconciliation initiative: SD 64 Gulf Islands Project

Registration opens Monday, February 26, 2018

Executive Assistants wishing to register on behalf of trustees, please check your email inbox or log into the BCSTA HUB for registration details.

Non-Members seeking to attend will be invoiced a fee of $1000 (plus an additional $200 for pre-conference session). If you are not a member of BCSTA and would like to attend our AGM, please contact Sara Hunter.

Speaker Profiles
Take a moment to read up on the fantastic assortment of speakers we have lined up for AGM 2018.

Partner Group Greetings
Words of encouragement directed to our board, staff and membership from our various partner groups as we set out for another successful AGM.

A session by session breakdown of the events scheduled for AGM 2018

Pocket Guide (PDF)
The Pocket Guide contains the full AGM schedule, speakers list and session information for AGM 2018. View the Pocket Guide on your electronic device or pick-up a hard copy at the registration desk at the event.

Handbook (PDF)
The Handbook contains essential materials for all trustees attending the AGM Business Sessions. It contains the event program, the speaker list, session information, candidate statements, an AGM procedures guide, the full list of motions and their rationales, and the BCSTA bylaws, policies and operational guidelines.

Motions which the Legislative Committee has approved for debate at the 2018 BCSTA Annual General Meeting will be posted for members on the BCSTA HUB. They can also be reviewed in the Handbook

Late Motions
Late emergent motions that have been submitted to AGM will be made available for download on the BCSTA HUB.

Session Handouts and Materials
Workshop and session materials will be posted as they are submitted. Due to copyright restrictions, not all session materials will be available for download. These materials are hosted for members on the BCSTA HUB. Please check back for updates.

Please Note:

Some delegates are sensitive to scented products. Please abstain from using scented products and perfumes while attending the AGM.