ETSB goes ‘green’ with new building
to meet the needs of the head office employees in Magog. The design has incorporated many of the original elements and characteristics of the building such as, the existing wood floors and high loft ceilings. As well, the building was renovated taking into account the ecological standards that respect the requirements for LEED (Leadership and Energy in Environment Design) certification.
Some of the characteristics of the - Superior air quality;
“We examined many scenarios before deciding to purchase our own building and renovate. With the design we have and the LEED certification, this is not only a responsible decision from a cost savings viewpoint but also from an environmental one. I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the project for a job welldone,” exclaimed Michael Murray, Chairman of the ETSB.
The new interior design is an open concept that is adaptable and flexible depending on the future needs of the school board. Included are three separate meeting rooms that are available for meetings and training sessions.
The Dennis McCullough room is named after a former Director of Pedagogical Services, who passed away suddenly in December 2002. Mr. McCullough had an extensive career of over 30 years in education in
Aspart of the Morris House Reading Series, Bishop’s University’s English Department is pleased to announce that it will host novelist Frances Itani for a free public reading on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 5 pm, in the lobby of Centennial Theatre. She will be reading from her new book,
Author of 14 books, Frances Itani had a spectacular international debut with her first novel, which received a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It became a # 1 bestseller in Canada and has been published and translated in seventeen countries. was followed by another bestseller and Commonwealth Prize nominee,
A three-time CBC Literary Award winner, Itani’s short story collection,
also won the Ottawa Book Award and the CAA Jubilee Award for Short Stories. Her latest novel, Requiem, is now available in paperback.
The Morris House Reading Series is approaching its tenth year of hosting both established and up-and-coming authors at Bishop’s University. Prestigious Canadian writers such as Alistair MacLeod, Jeffrey Moore, Ann Michaels, and Donna Morrissey have come to present their work, answer questions, and meet with the audience during the informal reception that follows the reading. This year’s line-up also includes Carmine Starnino, Anne Fortier, Michèle Plomer, Jeramy Dodds, and Douglas Gibson. the Eastern Townships. He was committed to finding innovative approaches to learning, that support and foster student success, such as the integration of technology into the classroom.
The Duncan Eastman room is named after a former long serving school board commissioner who represented the Compton area for over 25 years. Mr. Eastman was passionate about education and a strong community leader who garnered the respect of his colleagues. He passed away after a lengthy illness in November 2010.
“It was important to remember those individuals who had such a positive impact on the school board. Both Mr. McCullough and Mr. Eastman were highly respected and therefore we wanted to celebrate and honour their contributions. Also in today’s society, as educators, we are expected to teach our students to be socially responsible and with our new green building, we are leading by example,” expressed Chantal C. Beaulieu, Director General of the ETSB.
The Eastern Townships School Board has 20 elementary schools, three high schools, one alternative high school, two adult education centres and two vocational training centres. It serves 6000 students across the Eastern Townships territory. It also offers a distance education program, global learning opportunities and an international students’ program.
Novelist Frances Itani will read from her new book, Requiem, tomorrow at Centennial Theatre.