Tent city at Canadian cathedral ‘out of control,’ dean says

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Ansley Tucker, the Victoria, British Columbia, cathedral’s dean, announced she would be calling for the homeless camp — pitched across the street from the cathedral since October 2015 — to be dismantled and alternative accommodation found for its residents.“For several weeks, as some of the more stabilizing leaders of the [tent city] community have departed, we have witnessed the devolution of the campsite,” she explained. Matters that had been relatively well in hand, such as non-violence, tidiness, respect for safety and general neighborliness, she noted, have “spiraled out of control.”After months of advocacy on behalf of Super InTent City –- the community of more than 100 that sprung up on the lawn of the Victoria courthouse on the corner of Quadra Street and Burdett Avenue – the dean said that a “dramatic” increase in incidents had caused cathedral leadership to reconsider its approach.Things came to a head when a naked person was found in one of the cathedral washrooms, another individual began exhibiting symptoms of “excited delirium” and, on two occasions, children witnessed intravenous drug use on the cathedral precinct.Given the presence of Christ Church Cathedral School within a block of the camp, the dean said the cathedral needed to act in the best interests of the children.She reaffirmed the cathedral’s support for the tent city residents, but argued, “No one, including the campers, is being well served by the current state of affairs.” She said she plans on speaking with B.C. housing minister Rich Coleman and Victoria’s mayor, Lisa Helps, about the situation. 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International students visit local elementary school

first_imgUSC boasts the largest international student population of any university in the country and is located in one of the nation’s most diverse cities  — on Friday, those two worlds came together.Students from a wide array of countries, including Thailand, China, Australia, Taiwan, Denmark, India, Columbia, Iran and Papua New Guinea, visited Vermont Avenue Elementary School as part of the school’s Literacy Day. Now in its third year, Literacy Day is a chance for elementary school students to interact with people from different countries and cultures, and a chance for USC students to tell children the importance of reading and going to college.Book it · A member of USC’s International Student Assembly reads aloud to children at Vermont Avenue Elementary School on Friday as part of the third annual Literacy Day. – Hide Kurokawa | Daily Trojan Topics ranging from after school activities to what species of animals live in each country filled each classroom Friday morning as USC students detailed their experiences growing up in other countries.Leidy Lim, a graduate student studying teaching English to speakers of other languages, said it was fun to watch the children’s reactions as the USC students talked about their cultures.“They ask so many questions,” Lim said. “The kids are so curious about how life in their country differs from mine. I told them Papua New Guinea doesn’t have theaters, and they were in absolute shock.”To the kids, the experience is a fun way to learn about a lifestyle outside the United States. But many of the USC student volunteers said they might have learned just as much as the children did.“It’s a great opportunity not for just the kids, but for us as well to give back to the society,” said Warren Chan, a senior majoring in business administration. “It’s mutually beneficial, and I find it very uplifting.”Prior to this year, Literacy Day had previously been held at Loren Miller Elementary School. But Brenda Cortez, who is now the principal at Vermont Avenue, heard about USC’s Office of International Students and the International Students’ Assembly and worked with the groups to bring the event to Vermont Avenue.Though this is the only outreach program specifically involving international students, OIS and ISA are looking to have a few more days like this at the elementary school. A culture day might be in the works for the future, with students from ISA spending a whole day focusing on teaching kids about traditional food, clothing and societal customs.Many of USC’s international students, including Xiaoran Wang, a graduate student studying electrical engineering, said they hope the program will be expanded.“The children just get so excited to see us, and it really makes me happy and makes me think to myself how I could get more involved,” Wang said.Becky Peterson, international student adviser at OIS, said she sees a great desire among international students to participate in these outreach programs, and she hopes more events of this type will develop.“The international kids have such huge hearts. To do something like this really showcases how much they really enjoy giving back,” Peterson said.last_img read more

Thurston EDC Introduces New Board Of Director Executive Members

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Economic Development CouncilThurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to introduce Jace Munson as President, and Reid Bates, Vice President, of the Thurston EDC Board of Directors. Both commenced their position at the beginning of this year, for a 2-year term that runs through the end of 2014.“The EDC has a long history of strong Board leadership.  Both Jace and Reid possess a strong working knowledge of the Thurston County’s economy.  Jace has long been recognized as one of the region’s premier leaders in his economic sector, and brings a solid background in business and community development.  I am looking forward to working with Jace as our president – and I am confident that the EDC, with his leadership, will continue to see success in our efforts to recruit employment, retain our local business, and expand market opportunities,” says Michael Cade, Executive Director of the EDC.Jace Munson is the Principal and CEO of Berschauer Phillips Construction Company, a family-owned general contracting firm in Tumwater, WA. He has been with Berschauer Phillips for 18 years, and has extensive experience in general contracting and construction management services for private sector, governmental and public works clients. Mr. Munson has been a member of the Thurston EDC board since 2004.Reid Bates is the Managing Partner of Express Employment Professionals of Olympia, a recruiting and staffing firm in the South Puget Sound area. He has been with Express Employment for 6 years, and has extensive corporate management experience. He has been on the Thurston EDC board of Directors since 2010.We welcome both Mr. Munson and Mr. Bates to their respective roles, and look forward to their guidance as we continue our economic and community development work in Thurston County.last_img read more