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Update For Friday, April 11, 2014 

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Important Dates 

April 12 Session 3 Public Speaking (Day 3 of 4)
April 13 Session 3 Public Speaking (Day 4 of 4)
April 18 Good Friday (CGA-BC Office Closed)
April 21 Easter Monday (CGA-BC Office Closed)
April 28 Session 3 LU and CGA course withdrawal deadline (no academic penalty/no refund)
May 5 Laurentian University application deadline - Session 1 (14/15)
May 8 Session 2 marks released
May 14 Session 2 Membership application deadline
May 16 Session 4 LU & CGA enrolment deadline
May 16 Session 2 Supplemental Exam registration deadline

UBC In-Person Lectures – Please Arrive on Time
If you are planning on attending the in-person lectures at UBC, please do your best to arrive on time.

We understand this is often easier said than done, but if you find yourself arriving late, please be quiet upon entering the lecture room so as not to disrupt the lecture in progress.

Thank you for your understanding.

Room Change for the MU1 In-Person
Lecture on Wednesday, April 9th

Kindly note that MU1’s April 9th lecture will take place in HSBC Hall at UBC.
Check the UBC Campus map for location.
The UBC In-Person Lecture Schedule has been updated to reflect this change.
Hope to see you there!

Session 3 Public Speaking Seminar
Classes will be held on April 5, 6 & 12, 13, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm at UBC in the following rooms:

Section 20: ANGU 295

Your section number is shown on your Transaction Confirmation which was mailed to you when you enrolled. If you are unsure of your section number, please go into each classroom and ask the instructor to check their section name lists.

Students may want to bring their own lunch since food services are limited on weekends at UBC.

Please note that you must attend all 4 classes and the successful completion of this Public Speaking course will result in a mark of “COM” (completed) recorded on your student transcript.

Location Legend
ANGU - Henry Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall
UBC Point Grey 

FREE Accent Reduction Workshop at CGA-BC 

Is English your second language? Do you want to learn to communicate more clearly and effectively with your co-workers, managers and supervisors? Come and join us for a free Accent Reduction workshop.

This workshop will be facilitated by Patrick Byrne from the L2 Accent Reduction Centre.

Date: Wednesday, April 16
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Place: CGA-BC Office

1867 West Broadway, 2nd floor, Vancouver BC

Seating is limited so register early by emailing 

Attention Session 3 Students -
Blackboard OLE Upgrade to Service Pack 13

In keeping with our commitment to innovation and excellence in education delivery and service, we are excited to announce that on Saturday, March 15, 2014, we will upgrade our Blackboard e-learning systems to Blackboard 9.1, Service Pack 13.

The new features that will now be available are designed to provide a more engaging user experience and aid you in staying informed, in control of your time and motivated in your courses.

What Changes Can you Expect? 

  • Updated Discussion Forums
    The discussion forums will be rebuilt to include streamlined WYSIWYG experience, auto-profile attachment to each thread (upload a picture of yourself!) and connections to social learning tools. In addition, the thread detail has been modified for a more enhanced experience in areas such as…

    • All posts on one page: All of the posts in a thread are now visible at the same time on one page.
    • Instructor highlighting: Posts made by course directors/instructors will now contain the student’s course role and forum role.
    • Inline replies: When replying to a post, the content editor used to write a response appears on the same page, in the context of the discussion.
    • "Post First" Discussions: When creating a forum, participants must create a thread in order to view other threads in this forum setting, which will require students to post to a discussion before seeing other students’ posts.
  • New Global Navigation Menu
    This new menu will allow you to have the most vital components of your personal profile right at your finger tips! My Announcements, My Grade Centre, My Courses, and My Messages will all appear on your notification dashboard when you enter the Course Content link.
    And, introducing, ‘My Calendar’! Now you can set yourself reminders and other timeline goals to keep yourself on track throughout the session.

When Will the Upgrade Take Place? 

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, at approximately 9 am PT (Pacific Time), Blackboard  will be taken off-line. During this down time, we will apply the upgrade, verify and validate the system accessibility and stability. On Sunday, March 16, 2014, at approximately 7 am PT, you will regain access to the system.

Save What You Need! 

In anticipation of the upgrade and to minimize the impact of the system's down time on March 15, 2014, you should download course materials required for offline access including course modules and assignments.

If you have any questions, please contact a Student Advisor at

All the best in your studies this session.

Recent Course Assignment Violations 
All CGA students are required to act in compliance with the National Academic Integrity Policy and thus must also be aware of what constitutes a violation and its consequences.

Here are some examples of recent course assignment violations to raise your awareness and aid in your understanding of this important policy.

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The economy may have slowed but demand for CGA members and students are still strong. For proof, see the Hot Jobs page updated weekly. If you haven’t already signed up to, do so. And don’t forget to post your resumé to the site.


Help Us Keep Tabs on Your Successes 


Fellow students, members and Association staff want to hear about your successes in school, at work and in other aspects of your life. Tell us all about it to be featured in Outlook, the all-member and student magazine. Or maybe you know of a student who is too humble to blow their own horn. Let us know of [advising#cga-bc,org]story ideas and students to profile for Sessions, the student newsletter that comes in every issue of Outlook.



Help Us Improve This Website 

The CGA-BC website has been designed to help you at every stage of the CGA Program. The result is a large site with lots of material and many navigation options. We’re always working to improve the site to better help you. Please spend a couple of minutes on our mini-survey and help us make the site as clear and simple to use as possible. Thanks!
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Who To Contact
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Online Learning Reference Guide

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