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Anti-Racism Lead Nominated for Premier’s Award for Work in District

The District Principal of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is a finalist for a Premier’s Award for Excellence in Education.

Beth Applewhite has been leading anti-racism work in the District since the fall of 2020. She works with teachers, students, families, District leadership, and community groups to support our commitment to an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for all. For her work in the District, as well as for her decades of advocacy for marginalized students and families, Applewhite is one of three finalists in the Social Equity and Diversity category.

She will join her fellow nominees at a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on October 14 where the winners will be announced.

Read the story in the Burnaby Now

Read the news release from the Government of BC

Read about awareness-building efforts, opportunities to celebrate culture and diversity, as well as anti-racism work happening in Burnaby Schools:

Learning Through Indigenous Teachings and Honouring Culture
Next Steps Coming: Action on Racism – September 2022

Raising Diverse Student Voices and Opportunities – May 2022
Honouring Community Traditions and Practices – May 2022
Honouring and Learning About Black History – February 2022
District Hosting Black Excellence Day for Thousands – January 2022
Dismantling Racism: Invitation to Engagement Process – May 2021
Asian Heritage Month: Honouring, Celebrating and Taking Action – May 2021
Black History Month: Celebrating & Learning – February 2021
Supporting Black Shirt Day – January 2021
Continuing Our Journey: Supporting Anti-Racism – October 2020
Action on Racism: Burnaby Board of Education – June 2020

Celebrating Black History Month in Burnaby Schools – February 2019


Posted September 2022