BC funds French teacher education seats at SFU, UBC

September 24, 2018

The Government of British Columbia announced funding for additional French teacher education seats for the 2019-2020 school year. Simon Fraser University will receive funding for an additional 17 seats, and the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus will receive an additional 20 seats. “We estimate we are short somewhere between 100 and 150 French teachers in communities all around the province right now,” said Glyn Lewis, executive director of the B.C.-Yukon Branch of Canadian Parents for French. “Unfortunately, we haven't been graduating or retaining enough French teachers to keep up with the demand. We applaud the B.C. Ministry of Education for rolling out concrete initiatives to help meet our short-term and long-term needs.” CBC