ETSB goes ‘green’ with new build­ing

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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.

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Novelist Frances Itani will read from her new book, Re­quiem, to­mor­row at Cen­ten­nial Theatre.

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