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HSA Run for the Cure ... Member Mobilizer

Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) is seeking an HSA member with a commitment to the unions partnership in the annual Run for the Cure to work as a -member mobilizer" to recruit HSA members to participate in the annual Run for the Cure against breast cancer, and in related fundraising activities.

Attached please find a request for expressions of interest, as well as application form for the temporary position of a member mobilizer for the 2011 HSA Run for the Cure.

Additional steward workshops scheduled

Due to increased demand for steward training and OH&S steward training, HSA is offering the following workshops:

Basic OH&S Steward Training
(2-day workshop):
Oct 19&20
NEW DATE: Nov 7 & 8, 2011

Basic Steward Training
(3-day workshop):
October 24 ... 26, 2011

Please apply ASAP as workshops have been filling up quickly.

Reminder:HSA offers scholarships forSummer Institute for Union Women

July 13 ... 17, 2011 - University of Victoria

The BC Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) offers an intensive week of learning within a supportive environment in which union women can develop their skills as workers, activists and leaders.  Sponsored by the British Columbia Federation of Labour, the Institute will be held at the University of Victoria (UVIC).

Workshop Reminder

There is still room available in the two-day OH&S Steward Training workshop on May 3 & 4, 2011.

Please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending this workshop

OH&S Steward Training
May 3 & 4, 2011

Pre-registration forms are available from the HSA website at www.hsabc.org

For more information, contact Leila Lolua at the HSA Office.

Supervisors in the Union

HSA is offering two one-day workshops at the HSA office:

Dates:  Thursday, June 2, 2011 -- or -- Tuesday, June 14, 2011

HSA members who work in a supervisory role have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop in Vancouver at the HSA office.

Supervisors have particular concerns and needs and sometimes feel -caught in the middle".  One of the goals of the "Supervisors in the Union" workshop is to resolve apparent conflicts and clear the lines of communication between supervisors, stewards and HSA in order to improve working relationships.

Reminder: February 28, 2011 deadline for HSA Scholarships and Bursaries

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children.  We will be awarding ten scholarships for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies, four bursaries for part-time studies and two aboriginal scholarships.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms.  To obtain a copy please see the HSA website:  http://www.hsabc.org/content.php?id=10&sid=5

Additional OH&S Steward workshop scheduled

Due to increased demand for OH&S steward training, HSA is offering the following workshop:

Basic OH&S Steward Training (2-day workshop):  May 2 & 3, 2011

Please apply ASAP as workshops have been filling up quickly.
Pre-registration forms are available from the HSA website at www.hsabc.org.

For more information, contact Leila Lolua at the HSA Office.