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Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

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 and two aboriginal scholarships.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms. To obtain a copy please see the HSA website: www.hsabc.org or contact your chief steward.

Nominations open for Regional Director positions in Region 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10

This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10. All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions.

Directors meet, on average, every six weeks and take an active leadership role in representing the union. They will receive wage replacement for the time they spend in official meetings at their own regular rate of pay. Part-time and casual members are reimbursed as if they were at work during the meetings they attend.

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HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2008 HSA Convention, to be held April 17, 18, & 19, 2008 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby.

Conventions are where chapters from around the province determine the future direction of the union. Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention.

2008 HSA Convention to be held April 17-19 in Burnaby

The next HSA Annual Convention will take place April 17-19, 2008 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby.

All HSA members are welcome to attend and speak at the convention. However, only delegates have the right to vote.

For chapters with 49 or fewer members, the HSA chief steward is the sole delegate. If the chief steward is not attending convention, an alternate should be identified. Chapters with more than 49 members are entitled to one additional delegate for each additional 50 members or portion thereof.

YOU'RE INVITED: HSA Lower Mainland family picnic

HEALTH SCIENCES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL LOWER MAINLAND FAMILY PICNIC

NEW BRIGHTON PARK
500 N WINDERMERE ST
(NORTH OF THE PNE OFF OF MCGILL ST.)
LOOK FOR THE HSA BANNER WEST OF THE POOL

Sunday September 23, 2007
2PM ... 5PM

BRING POTLUCK SNACKS, YOUR OWN PLATES, CUPS AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS!!

CESA raises awareness about June 21, National Aboriginal Day

HSAs Committee for Equality and Social Action is encouraging members to help raise awareness about National Aboriginal Day, a day first proclaimed in 1996 as an annual occasion to recognize the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

This years sticker features the logo of the Sisters in Spirit project, which works to improve the human rights and address the violence facing Aboriginal women.  HSA supports this project through NUPGE and direct donations.

Community organizations mark International Day of Action for Women's Health

The Vancouver Women's Health Collective will mark May 28, the International Day of Action for Women's Health, with a "Conversation on Women's Health." Participants will discuss women's health issues, including the determinants of health such as housing and livable incomes.

The women-only event will be held at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St. Vancouver). The day begins at 9:45 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. 

CESA raises awareness about May 17, International Day Against Homophobia

HSAs Committee on Equality and Social Action is encouraging HSA members to participate in the the International Day Against Homophobia by raising awareness about the day.

Spearheaded by Fondation Émergence, the first day set aside to fight homophobia was held in Québec in 2003. The Day has expanded across Canada and then to Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom. Since then several countries have declared May 17 as the International Day Against Homophobia.

Completing Tommy's Vision:Next Steps to Expand and Improve Canada's Medicare System

More than 600 delegates gathered on May 3 and 4 in the birthplace of the nation's Medicare system -- Regina, Saskatchewan -- to unite behind Tommy Douglas' vision for public health care.

The conference S.O.S. Medicare 2: Looking Forward, brought together a stunning array of leading health care thinkers, providers, and activists in Canada, the U.S., and abroad. Delegates included academics, community activists, seniors, and students.