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Petition to Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne, John Joseph Horgan, Stephen McNeil, Brian Pallister, Rachel notley, Bwright ball, Brian Gallant, Brad Wall, Wade maclauchlan, Edifice rene lesesque, Sandy Silver, Peter taptuna, Bob mcloed

require all provinces & territories to cover 3D-Printing under student bursaries

  3D-Printing is a technology where ideas can last forever & make anything possible 3d-printing is different than traditional manufacturing. It would be suitable for young and older students so we want them to have this opportunity they may of have not otherwise got. They can use digital manufacturing to boost math, science, and engineering. This is a way they can get students interested in these topics.   If we could make it affordable than this could bring amazing opportunities for our youth and everyone's future. It will expose people to other types of manufacturing and one download means the school and students can make as many copies as needed saving schools a lot of money. If even one school board did this imagine what we can let kids do verse their current restrictions. & we ask for this to be covered this like computers under programs like for example in Ontario osap also regarding this technology is currently will open groundbreaking at all schools in even giving them a brighter future in this day & age with technology & additionally with all post secondary students to get their own they can experiment their future & teach them the job skills they need for stem jobs We are asking for 3dprinting to be available in schools. We are asking for post secondary students To get a federal or provincial bursary from Canada. we ask for 3dprinting to be covered by all schools & post secondary students that got federal or provincial bursaries of Canada starting September 2018 or earlier +3dprinting can eliminate 20% of world pollution so it's also a clean tech*image credit: ultimaker 3D-Printing est une technologie où les idées peuvent durer pour toujours et rendre tout possibleL'impression en 3D est différente de la fabrication traditionnelle. Il serait approprié pour les étudiants jeunes et les étudiants plus âgés, donc nous voulons qu'ils aient cette occasion qu'ils pourraient avoir autrement. Ils peuvent utiliser la fabrication numérique pour stimuler les mathématiques, les sciences et l'ingénierie. C'est une façon pour les étudiants d'intéresser ces sujets. sous des programmes comme par exemple dans ontario osapPour ceux qui sont déjà admissibles aux ordinateurs portables Si nous pouvions le rendre abordable, cela pourrait apporter des opportunités incroyables pour nos jeunes et l'avenir de chacun. Il exposera les gens à d'autres types de fabrication et un téléchargement signifie que l'école et les étudiants peuvent faire autant d'exemplaires que nécessaire pour épargner aux écoles beaucoup d'argent. Si même un conseil scolaire a imaginé ce que nous pouvons laisser les enfants faire des vers leurs restrictions actuelles. et nous demandons que cela soit couvert, comme les ordinateurs, il ouvrira des révolutionnaires dans toutes les écoles en leur donnant même un avenir plus brillant à ce jour et à l'âge avec la technologie et, en plus, avec tous les étudiants du postsecondaire pour obtenir leur propre, ils peuvent expérimenter leur avenir & leur enseigner les compétences professionnelles dont ils ont besoin pour les travaux sur les tigesNous demandons que l'impression en 3D soit disponible dans les écoles. Nous demandons aux étudiants postsecondaires d'obtenir une bourse fédérale ou provinciale du Canada.nous demandons que l'impression en 3D soit couverte par toutes les écoles et les étudiants postsecondaires qui ont obtenu des bourses fédérales ou provinciales du Canada à partir de septembre 2018 ou plus tôt + L'impression en 3D peut éliminer 20% de la pollution mondiale, donc c'est aussi une technologie * crédit d'image: uostenker

Tim Postma Postma
233 supporters
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Petition to John Horgan

Grant Tetyana Melnychuk her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree which UNBC withheld through discrimination and abuse

Chairs of nursing schools can declare any nursing student "unsuitable" just as a matter of personal dislike for that person. The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) waited until the end of my registered nurse training  program to fail me in the last course, thereby maximizing their revenue, the bank's profit, and my student debt.  This happened even thought I was one of the top nursing students.  It was part of ongoing discrimination, abuse, and persecution against me by three nursing instructors and the chair of the nursing program at UNBC, who did not like the fact I am an immigrant English Second Language student and a single mother. UNBC consistently supports the chair of UNBC's School of Nursing, no matter what she and some of her faculty members do to nursing students. UNBC officials turn a deaf ear to the students' complaints unless the student can afford a lawyer.  Not surprisingly, since 2011 UNBC has banned lawyers from the student appeal process. I now owe a huge student debt with no means of repaying it or of supporting myself and my minor son. According to a lawyer, I have a human rights case against UNBC. However, without legal representation, I am unable to defend my rights against UNBC and obtain my registered nurse degree.  Moreover, Legal Aid and pro bono legal services do not provide help for low income people in cases such as mine. Provincial governments have privileged universities, but failed to protect students' rights and interests.  Publicly the BC government deplores the increase in child poverty! Please do not ignore this family; help and make one child's life better.                                                                                                                    I am asking you to help me obtain my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNBC, so that I can write my registered nurse exam, receive my registered nurse license, find work, pay off my student debt, support myself and my minor son, and become a self sufficient member of society.                                                                                                                      What Martha MacLeod and some other UNBC instructors have done to some UNBC students is horrible.                                                                                                                UNBC must be compelled to treat its students fairly.  Students' rights need to be protected, and one of the best ways to do that is to allow students to have representation by a lawyer through all four stages  (instructor, chair, dean, senate) of the appeal process. This assistance needs to have funds available so that low and middle income students can enjoy the same effective rights as the wealthy. Please support us and pass this petition to others. Thank you very much for your support.   To know more about how UNBC has mistreated me, follow this link      

Tetyana Melnychuk
408 supporters
This petition won 1 week ago

Petition to Teacher Qualification Service, BC School Trustees Association, British Columbia Teachers Federation

Recognize and Pay British Columbia Teachers Appropriately for Academic Degrees

I’m writing for your support in challenging the BC Teacher Qualification Service and their recent refusal to recognize my Graduate Degree for the purpose of pay scale categorization (Master of Arts, Theology - University of Western Ontario, 2009). The primary function of the TQS is to assist teachers and their employing school boards in establishing the qualifications of teachers for salary purposes. TQS policy 1.1 (updated last in 2001) states: "Courses completed at a recognized university with content which is directly related to a subject taught or educational practice in BC public schools will be accepted for categorization purposes while courses which are not directly related will be limited to twelve credits (i.e. religious studies, divinity, theology, professional programs other than in education)." The issue here is simple: the scope of Religion courses and content offered in the New BC curriculum is vast (Comparative World Religions, Comparative Cultures, Philosophy, Political Studies, English Literature, and all Social Studies) and the TQS needs to recognize Religious Studies and Theology degrees as directly related to subjects taught in BC public schools.  This debate is not about publicly funded religious schooling or instruction in a specific faith. It’s about endorsing a consistent principle that values all education and learning endeavors. It’s about having equitable administrative policies that ensure appropriate teacher compensation for academic qualifications directly related to current BC curriculum. This petition is asking for your support in changing TQS Policy 1.1 to include all relevant academic degrees, especially those directly related to courses taught in BC Public Schools, specifically Religious Studies/Theology. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to read this and giving your support. If you agree that this policy should be changed, please sign the petition and share with colleagues, parents, or friends who value teacher education/training related to current BC curriculum.  

Michael Gruggen
141 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Duolingo , Luis von Ahn

Duolingo, we know you can make a #LatinCourse

Dear Duolingo Staff, Please make a Latin course. For years, the Duolingo community has requested a Latin course. Although considered a "dead language", its legacy is extraordinarily foundational and influential to the modern world. In fact, on April 14 and November 20, 2014, the CEO of Duolingo stated that he would add Latin. [1][2] After nearly 4 years, it has not been fufilled; however what has been fufilled would have to be fictional pop culture languages such as High Valyrian and Klingon. The excuse of it not being practical is not an excuse. By signing this petition, you give awareness to the Duolingo team that the Latin language should be implemented. Five Fantastic Reasons for Studying Latin 1) Latin provides the root words for all of the modern sciences. "About 80 percent of the entries in any English dictionary are borrowed, mainly from Latin. Over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. In the vocabulary of the sciences and technology, the figure rises to over 90 percent. About 10 percent of the Latin vocabulary has found its way directly into English without an intermediary (usually French)." [3] Examples of Latin within the sciences would be Homo sapien for wise man / humans and ignis for fire. For more examples, click here for Latin used in common systematic names, click here to see Latin used in medicine, and click here to see Latin used in mathematics.  "All of the modern sciences began their development at the time of the Renaissance (about 500 years ago) when all educated people knew Latin and Greek. A new science means a whole new set of words, a whole new vocabulary. Think of all the new words that came with computer science. Think of all of the big words in biology, chemistry, astronomy, psychology, sociology, and economics. The first task in learning a new subject is to learn the vocabulary. Learning the vocabulary is half the battle." [4] Some famous works that are written in Latin include Sir Isaac Newton's Mathematica Principia and René Descarte's Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy. 2) Latin is the language of law, government, logic, and theology. "All legal terms are Latin. The Romans excelled in the practical arts of law and government, and it is from them that we derive our legal and political language. How many of these words do you know the meanings of? (Figure 1) Latin is invaluable for the business and law student. And although logic was first explained by Aristotle in Greek, it was really developed and systematized by the schoolmen in the Middle Ages—in Latin, of course." For a list of Latin legal terms, click here. [4]  "And in the West, even Christian theology was worked out in Latin. Many of the original words were Greek, but they were all filtered through the Latin language. In fact, everything that has come down to us from the ancient world was filtered through Latin. Jesus said, “Behold I do a new thing,” and thus Christians needed new words to describe these new things. Sometimes they grabbed existing Latin words and gave them new meanings, like grace which meant favor or thanks. Christians gave grace a new spiritual meaning—the undeserved favor of God, Christian grace. And sometimes they created new words, like the Latin word Trinity, a word not found in Scripture but one needed to express the doctrine of the three-in-one God. Tres, tria is three and unus is one, Tri unity. Trinity. Both three and one at the same time." For a list of Latin theology terms, click here. [4] 3) Latin makes you more prepared for academics and the world. "The study of Latin also provides training in logical thinking, boosting cognitive processes essential for math, science, and engineering. Latin has been said to cultivate such mental processes as alertness, attention to detail, memory, logic, and critical reasoning. Not surprisingly, Latin boosts SAT and GRE scores (out of 270 fields, Classics scored the highest mean Verbal GRE)." [5][6] It has also shown to increase your SAT score compared to studying other foreign languages. [7][8] "Your mind takes on the qualities of the subjects that it dwells on. The formative aspect of subjects is as important, if not more important, than the information they provide. For instance, the subject of literature teaches insight, perception, and compassion for the human condition. The subject of history develops judgment, discernment, acumen, and wisdom; The subject of math teaches accuracy and logic. Those qualities of mind are priceless and what differentiates the educated person from the uneducated. Likewise, the mind of the student that has been educated in Latin takes on the qualities of Latin: logic, order, discipline, structure. Latin requires and teaches attention to detail, accuracy, patience, precision, and thorough, honest work." [4] Thomas Jefferson, Friedrich Nietzsche, J.K. Rowling, and Bill Gates and so much more studied Latin. [9][10] 4) Latin is the most efficient way to learn English and the Romance languages. "The study of an inflected language with a very different sentence structure than English is an excellent introduction to how languages work. Latin students have a huge advantage in learning other inflected languages, such as Russian or German. Conversely, speakers of Romance languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Rumanian) have an edge in studying Latin: Latin is the source of 75-80% of all words in these languages." For English, half of all words have a Latin origin. [5] 5) Latin gives access to ancient Roman culture and preserves it. "You should study Latin if you want a liberal education. Latin and Greek traditionally formed the core of a liberal education, which was so named because only "free" ("liberal" from liber, meaning "free") people could afford to study disciplines that did not teach them a trade but which enriched their minds." [11] "You should study Latin if you want to know more about life in ancient Rome. There is no real English equivalent for Latin words like forum, patronus, and imperator. When you learn these Latin words, you also learn about the Roman political and social realities behind them. Language is an integral part of culture, so by learning Latin, you will learn about Roman culture and society." [11] "Latin prepares you to read the great masterpieces of Roman literature: Virgil, Cicero, Horace, Ovid and more." "A translation of the Aeneid can give you only a second-hand idea of what Vergil was trying to communicate; to fully appreciate the poem, you must read it in the language in which Vergil wrote it." [12] [11] "Even the best translators cannot properly convey the artistry of the original author. Latin is a notoriously succinct language, and Latin poets are extremely economical; they can squeeze shades of meanings out of a few nuanced and powerful words. A translation can never reproduce all the creative skill of the original. A picture of the Sistine chapel will awe you, but it cannot give you a sense of the space that the painting takes up, the colors as they really are, or the thickness of the strokes. You would have to be there physically to “feel” it, and to get all the beauty out of Latin poetry, you must read it in Latin." [4]   "Latin is the mother tongue of Western civilization. The original thinkers in the ancient world were the Greeks and the Hebrews, but it was the Romans that summarized, synthesized, codified, and handed it down to us—in Latin. It could have been Greek or Hebrew, but it wasn’t. In the providence of God, it was Latin. And now Latin has spread over the world in all of the sciences, law, five Romance languages and one hybrid: English. Latin is the most influential language in human history. Latin is not dead; it’s immortal." [4]  Thanks, The People Who Signed This Evidence of Demand for Latin References     Version 1.0 Last Updated April 6, 2018

Brian Saturnino
245 supporters