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NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2017

Greetings from VMEI

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NEW ACCREDITATION ORGANIZATION FOR ESL SCHOOLS IN CANADA

in a few months VMEI will have been operating for 3 years and will become eligible for accreditation. It is fortunate that the two main accreditation agencies have now united to form one strong and credible organization. VMEI congratulates them and looks forward to working with them to develop and maintain high quality language training in Canada. CONGRATULATIONS!

The following is part of their recent press release:

United strong voice for Canada?s Language Training Industry
A strategic move towards the future

A new organization with a new identity for language training in Canada
 


PRESS RELEASE ? OCTOBER, 2017

On September 28, 2017, the memberships of the Canadian Association of Private Language Schools (CAPLS) and the Canada Language Council (CLC) ? jointly representing over 180 ESL and FSL programs at universities, colleges and private language institutions across the country -made a landmark decision by voting to join together and form one unified national association and accrediting body for language training programs in Canada.

The ratification by the respective memberships was one of the final steps in the formation of the new association, which will be known as ?Languages Canada/Langues Canada?.

Through this unprecedented cooperative effort, Canada will now benefit from having a strong, united and bilingual voice, positioning our country on the international stage as one of the pre-eminent providers of quality accredited English and French language training programs.

?This is a landmark occasion for Canada. ?Languages Canada/Langues Canada? will provide a strong identity for the Canadian language training sector? says Gerry LaBelle, President of CAPLS. ?By joining forces we will build on the strengths of both associations.?

?Languages Canada/Langues Canada will adopt the rigorous quality assurance scheme that is used by the Canada Language Council as the basis for the accreditation that is required of all member programs? added Tom Musial, co-President of the CLC. ?In addition, the association will benefit from the strong marketing, organizational and advocacy know-how of our colleagues in CAPLS.?

With the announcement of the ratification, the first Board of Directors (comprised of the steering committee members from both associations) is pleased to officially unveil the logo of Languages Canada/Langues Canada.

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Autumn Events
We have had a pretty good fall this year with lots of activities. We went to visit a local winery and stocked up for the next party. We also went to visit a honey farm and checked out a farm that was selling pumpkins for Halloween.
Because Vancouver is on the sea a lot of our activities involve water. Sometimes we just look at it but other times we get out on it. We took the ferry to Bowen Island for a day and saw the sights there.
One evening we decided to treat ourselves and we went for a dinner and dance cruise on the Fraser River in an old fashioned paddlewheel boat.
Another day we went bowling and of course we never forget our Friday night dinners.
It is amazing that the students always manage to get their homework done with all the activities going on - but they do! It is so much fun to see a student who could not put a sentence together when he came, having long complicated conversations in English over a good meal.
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CAPILANO FISH HATCHERY
In keeping with our water theme we went up to the fish hatchery one day. They do a great job at the hatchery helping to increase the stocks of salmon.
It is a lovely spot and very interesting. All of us who want to continue to be able to enjoy sushi in Vancouver applaud their efforts.
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School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (left) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yuki Terada (right) at:
yuki@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

 

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
November 2017

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NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017

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HOW CAN A FOREIGN DOCTOR WORK IN CANADA?

We are often asked about how a foreign doctor can register to practice in Canada. It is not a simple process but many foreign doctors do make it through and are now practicing their professions in Canada.

Applicants for Canadian permanent residence with experience as a medical doctor, physician, family physician, general practitioner or resident-in-training who wish to immigrate to Canada under the skilled worker rules are not required to provide evidence of licensing as a condition of admission to Canada. However once admitted to Canada, applicants intending to practice as medical practitioners in Canada must complete the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (MCCQE) Part I examinations as well as a series of licensing requirements that are individually established by the provinces.

For eligibility to write the MCCQE Part I examinations the applicant must a) be registered for the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) or be entering postgraduate training in Canada under an agreement with a medical licensing authority or other arrangement, and b) hold a valid standing with the Medical Council of Canada?s Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).

The Self-Administered Evaluating Examination is a multiple-choice question practice examination and is intended for graduates of international medical schools wishing to test their level of preparedness for the Medical Council of Canada?s Evaluating Examination. For more details, visit the Medical Council of Canada website.

https://www.mcc.ca/SelfAdministered/english/Introduction.html

The provinces generally require as a condition of admission to the licensing programs, that the applicant is a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen.

Postgraduate Medical Training

In most provinces, graduates of foreign medical schools are required to have two to six years of postgraduate medical training at a Canadian university and must pass the appropriate certification examinations of the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. However, some provinces and territories have a form of licensure for under serviced areas.

Thirteen accredited Canadian postgraduate medical training programs participate in the Canadian Resident Matching Service. This service matches prospective physicians to a training program.

To register with the matching service, you must have passed the Evaluating Examination within five years prior to starting a residency. The results of the August and November Evaluating Examinations are available to CaRMs, and candidates to these sittings of the MCCEE may register with CaRMS. Unfortunately, registrants for the February MCCEE will not be able to register with CaRMS in the current year's match, as the results are not available before the match. For more information on the resident matching services, contact:

Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)
2283 St. Laurent Boulevard, Suite 110
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A2
Canada
Tel.: (613) 237-0075 or 1-800-291-3727
Fax: (613) 563-2860
Email: carmsmail@carms.ca
http://www.carms.ca/

Some provinces have pre-residency training for permanent residents of the province who are graduates of foreign medical schools. The contents and length of the program varies in these provinces. For specific details, in B.C. contact :

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)
1807 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 2A9
Canada
Tel.: (604) 733-7758 or 1-800-461-3008
Fax: (604) 733-3503
Email: questions@cpsbc.ca
http://www.cpsbc.bc.ca/

Assessment of qualifications

Earlier this year the Department of Citizenship and Immigration established the Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO). The FCRO is designed to help internationally trained individuals who plan to work in Canada get their credentials assessed and recognized more quickly. It is too soon to know how effective they will be but they can be contacted at: credentials@cic.gc.ca
Foreign Credentials Referral Office
365 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 1L1
CANADA
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Autumn Events
We seem to be doing more indoor activities as the weather gets cooler, although we still get out for walks around this beautiful city and we have made a number tours to show students around Vancouver.
We usually visit the different ethnic neighbourhoods such as Chinatown, India Town, the Italian areas of Commercial Drive and the Greek section of Broadway. We go to the University of British Columbia, the Anthropology Museum, the Art Gallery and of course roam the beaches. We usually make sure that we take in one of the many spots that offer a panoramic view of the city, such as on the highway going up to Cypress Bowl ski area or at the top of the Grouse Mountain gondola ride.
One of this month's highlights was when we recently went with all the students to see a live theatre performance at the Stanley Theatre.
We had Yumiko's farewell party and our normal Friday dinners, although perhaps "special" is a better word than "normal". They are a fun time when we all get to know each other better over some good food and wine.
Many students like to have souveniers of VMEI and in the pictures you can see students modeling our school tee shirt and our caps with the school logo.
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WONDERFUL NEW COUNSELOR REPLACES WONDERFUL OLD COUNSELOR
Yumiko Aoyagi has returned to Japan to continue her career there as a nurse. We were very sorry to lose her and will miss her cheerful presence. She was always available to help the students and VMEI benefited greatly from her work here.
We had a farewell party for her and although it was sad that she was leaving, we will always remember many happy memories with her.
Our new counselor is an old friend and former student of VMEI. Yuki Terada is a nurse and midwife from Japan and will now be here to advise students about their studies at the Institute as well as about life in Vancouver.
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School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (left) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yuki Terada (right) at:
yuki@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.


Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
October 2017

 

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

Greetings from VMEI

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VMEI DEVELOPS UNIQUE TEACHING METHOD

Since opening its doors in 2004 VMEI has been teaching medical English using the method developed by Pikku Vichert during her years of ESL experience. She has been constantly improving and refining the techniques used by the school to quickly and thoroughly prepare students to use English in medical situations.
This involves active learning which takes place the entire classroom time. The method is interactive. Students receive prompt feedback which is important in mastering any foreign language and student correction is crucial to the process. We have seen learning speed increase as the process has been refined and now fast learning is the standard. This is further facilitated by the small class sizes of 4 students/class.
VMEI is coming closer to the publication of its first text which will make the VMEI METHOD available in book form.

Busy Summer
As you can imagine, the constant improvements to the curriculum and teaching methods keep the students busy while they are in class (and some evening time also). However, we do find time on the weekends to have some fun.
We had a great time rafting on the Chilliwack River. Everyone got wet but we managed to stay in the raft and get a free lesson in how adrenaline works.
Our Friday dinners are always a good time. We celebrated the birthday of our wonderful School Counselor, Yumiko Aoyagi, at one of these dinners.
On one weekend we took a trip over to Vancouver Island and traveled from Nanaimo to Victoria. On the way we stopped at the little town of Chemainus where the citizens have invited artists to paint murals illustrating the history of the town on most of the buildings in the downtown area. It is like walking through an enormous outdoor art gallery.
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THE SUNSHINE COAST IS A SPECIAL PLACE
We often take the ferry over to the Sunshine Coast for an outing. The ferry only takes 40 minutes but it transports you to a very interesting part of British Columbia.
Because the Sunshine Coast is accessible only by ferry, the pace of life is much slower than busy Vancouver and people have more time to enjoy each other's company.
We like to spend time playing on the beach and viewing the sunset. This trip, one of the students went scuba diving while the rest of us rented kayaks and explored Sechelt Inlet.
We especially like visiting our good friends on the Coast. Here you can see us at the Kingsbury's who are always very hospitable to our group.
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School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (left) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (right) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
September 2017

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2017
Greetings from VMEI

This Newsletter is sent to Students, Teachers, Colleagues and Business associates - present, past and future. We are using it to keep people up to date on happenings at VMEI.

Good Weather means Good times

Summer is full of activities in Vancouver. Although it doesn't get really cold in Vancouver, we only have a few months of hot summer weather and so we try and cram as much as we can into those months. One popular event is the HSBC Celebration of Light in English Bay. It is a contest to see which country can produce the most spectacular show. This year Canada was the winner despite incredible displays from China and Spain. There are six judges and the public sends in its votes which count as the seventh judge. (Photo from Vancouver News)

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ACTIVITIES
This was a very special month at VMEI. After visiting the Folk Festival, going river rafting and some great dinners, we all agreed to take a little holiday. So staff and one student packed their bags and flew off to Tuscany for two weeks. We stayed on a vineyard and worked for part of the day and studied medical English for part of the day. In the evenings we drank good wine and even managed to see some of the sights.
This is not a normal occurrence for us but it just happened that everyone felt like doing something different. We are very happy that we went and now we are back in class full of new energy.
We even had enough get-up-and-go to cook up an Italian dinner at the school after we got back.
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School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (left) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (right) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
August 2017

 

NEWSLETTER JULY 2017

Greetings from VMEI

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Good Weather means Good times

Vancouver is a city that offers many things to do and see. It is especially pleasant in the spring and summer. We love to get outside for picnics and outings. Even trips to museums and art galleries are more fun when you can sit in an outdoor cafe afterwards and discuss (in English) what you have seen.

Our students do not speak other languages among themselves. We are very proud when we hear two students from the same country having a conversation only in English. There is a point in learning English when you stop thinking in your native language and start thinking in English. This is an important turning point for each student and a cause for satisfaction when it happens.

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ACTIVITIES
One of the highlights of the month was a trip to the Sunshine Coast. On another weekend we went to the Richmond Night Market and were able to taste many different types of food.

We also had a wonderful tour of the North Shore mountains with spectacular views of Vancouver.

Friday dinners are now such a tradition that we all look forward to this fun social time.

It is always a bit sad when students graduate and move on, but it just means that we will have more friends around the world and that new friends will be coming to the school.
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School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (left) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (right) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
July 2017

 
NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017
Greetings from VMEI

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Medical English in Class

How is medical English different from ordinary English? Many people who are not involved in medical English (and unfortunately some who are) think that medical English just means medical terminology. There is a lot more to it than just that!

Terminology is very important, but it is just the starting point. You have to know the terms to talk to other professionals, but much of your time is spent talking to patients who don't know medical terminology. With patients you need to be able to explain medical conditions and procedures in language they understand. It has to be simple enough for them, but it still has to be medically accurate.

Then there is the cultural aspect of dealing with both colleagues and patients. In an English speaking hospital, when should you be very respectful and when would a joke help to get things done? How do you instruct and help a patient get through a very undignified procedure?

Medicine is based on science, but we are constantly reminded that human communication can have an enormous effect on how that science helps a patient cope with a medical condition.

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ACTIVITIES
As usual the month was very active. The good weather encouraged us to spend a lot of time outside. We went to the Cloverdale Rodeo and saw the show animals and the events including the bucking broncos.
One weekend we went on a trip to Whistler. The picture above shows an amazing house in Whistler Village that is cut into the rock of the mountain.
Picnics are almost compulsory when the weather is this beautiful. Packing up the barbeque and heading to the beach is a great way to enjoy our regular Friday dinners.
VMEI website

School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (left) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (right) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

 

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
June 2017

 

NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

Greetings from VMEI

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Using Medical English We always try to find ways that our students can experience the use of medical English in a real medical setting. In the school we do realistic role plays which mimic what would be encountered in a hospital or clinic.

For interested students VMEI will arrange a working experience in the medical field. This would typically be an unpaid position and would usually involve "shadowing" a Canadian medical professional as they went about their work. There is no charge to registered full-time students for this service.

There are many opportunities for volunteer work in medically related organizations and while the student may not be able to work exactly in their own specialty, the interaction of working with medical professionals in a Canadian medical context can provide excellent experience and a great opportunity to practice the English skills learned in the classroom.

Students who want to do a medical internship in a hospital in Vancouver or British Columbia, are required by law to pass both the Canadian and the British Columbian medical/nursing exams or an exam that is related to the students field of expertise. This can be a lengthy procedure and we will try to help students with this on a case by case basis.

We also try to connect our students with Canadian professionals in their field for discussion and observation and for social occasions.

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ACTIVITIES
Of course we continue to enjoy wonderful dinners together on Fridays. This one was a pasta dinner at the school.
Our Japanese students especially enjoyed all the cherry blossoms in Vancouver this year.
We had a great trip to the Gulf Islands and visited a farm on Mayne Island where we were introduced to the goats and sheep and other animals. We were able to buy some very fresh eggs and other treats made on the farm.
We hiked to the top of the mountain there and were rewarded with a fabulous view of the Gulf of Georgia and its many islands.
We also went to a nursing home and to Granville Island Market.
It seems that as the weather gets better, we get busier.
VMEI website

School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (left) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (right) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
May 2017

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2017
Greetings from VMEI

This Newsletter is sent to Students, Teachers, Colleagues and Business associates - present, past and future. We are using it to keep people up to date on happenings at VMEI.

MANY VISITORS AT VMEI

This month we had a chance to talk face to face with lots of VMEI staff and friends that we usually only hear over the phone or through email. Our counselor in Japan, Tomoko Okada (shown here with our Vancouver counselor Yumiko Aoyagi), and our former counselor Yuki Shibuya both flew over from Japan to meet with us here at VMEI. Former students came to visit including Natsumi who was one of our original students when the school first opened. Our advisor Evelyn Reiss, who is an education consultant and reading and writing specialist in Toronto also came to visit so it was a full month.

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SPRING ACTIVITIES
Students stayed busy working on medical English presentations and other learning activities. On the weekends the school arranged some fun activities. We went to a local winery and saw how they make berry wines. When we came home we found out how they tasted. We also enjoyed birdwatching on the Fraser River delta. Of course, we had dinner together every Friday evening and practiced laughing, drinking, eating and English conversation in the correct proportions. We are now enjoying Spring and better weather. Life is good.
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School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (left) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (right) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.
Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
April 2017

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2017
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GUNG HAY FAT CHOY

Happy Lunar New Year to everyone! May the coming year be a great one for you.

VMEI is only a few blocks from Chinatown in Vancouver and we often walk over there for a snack or to try and figure out what some of the herbs and spices are in the shops.

Chinese New Year is a big event in Vancouver and the school braved the crowds to enjoy the parade and all the great food that is available at that time

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STUDY AND FUN MAKE A BALANCED LIFE
The readers of this newsletter might get the idea that all we do at VMEI is have fun, but I can assure you that we work very hard. Each student usually gives a presentation every day to practice their new English skills. This not only helps the presenter use medical English, but the other students learn new things about different medical topics.

Because this seemed to be a "Chinese" time of year we took a trip to the Sun Yat Sen Gardens. It is a beautiful garden made in the traditional Chinese style.

Of course we never forget to have our parties and Friday dinners. We had a good Korean dinner at a restaurant just a few doors from the school. The party in the picture is in the school lounge where we celebrated the end of another busy week.

VMEI website

School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (right) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (left) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
March 2017

 

 

 
NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2017
Greetings from VMEI

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VMEI Updates

We are happy to welcome Eumir Wright to the faculty of VMEI. Eumir holds his B.A. in Nursing and has a TESL diploma in ESL teaching. His experience, enthusiasm and dedication to our students ensure that he fits in very well to the Vancouver Medical English Institute. Eumir teaches Practicing Medical English.


OUTREACH PROGRAM
There has been a lot of interest in the outreach program. It seems that there are many people who would like to take a medical English course but do not find it practical to travel to Vancouver. We look forward to presenting our program to students in their own countries.

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TRIPS AND DINNERS HELP COUNTER THE DULL WEATHER
We had pretty dull weather in January but that did not stop us from having fun. We went to the movies and made a great trip to the Museum of Anthropology. A new pub opened in the building next door to the school and we all went over to try it out on Friday. Their speciality is Indian butter chicken and it was pretty good washed down with the beverage of choice. We had a couple of dinners at the school so that we would not have to go out in the rain.
Our longest trip was to the Sunshine Coast which meant a ferry ride through spectacular Howe Sound. Everyone enjoyed seeing this special corner of British Columbia and visiting in the homes of the great people of Robert's Creek.
Now the weather has turned and we are basking in the sunshine as this is written.
VMEI website

School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (right) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (left) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

 

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
February 2017
 

 

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2017
Greetings from VMEI

This Newsletter is sent to Students, Teachers, Colleagues and Business associates - present, past and future. We are using it to keep people up to date on happenings at VMEI.

THE VMEI OUTREACH PROGRAM

A Medical English Course Taught by VMEI Staff In Your Own Hospital or University

Thank you for your feedback about the program and we are pleased to announce that we are now offering a one-month course that will be delivered in our students' own countries. This is intended to give an opportunity to those medical professionals who cannot make the trip to Vancouver but still want to take the VMEI program.

We will send VMEI teachers to hospitals or medical/nursing schools in other countries and conduct the program at their site. This is a superb form of professional development that can be offered to hospital staff, or medical/nursing students.

Details about the program can now be found on the VMEI website.
 

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY REWARDS HARD WORK
After much study, everyone was ready to have some fun at Christmas. We went to see the lights in Stanley Park which were spectacular. One evening we decided to make a tour of Vancouver neighbourhoods and see the houses that had been decorated for the holiday - what a sight. On the last day of school before the holiday we had a Christmas party at school and everyone brought something to eat and a small gift which Santa distributed.
We all wish you a happy, prosperous and fluent New Year!
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School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (right) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (left) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
January 2017

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2006
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An Amazing Exhibit

Many of you will have heard about the BodyWorlds exhibit. VMEI had the opportunity to see it when it came to Vancouver, and we spent a fascinating day looking at the show.

It has created much controversy around the world because it uses real human bodies that have been treated with a type of plastic to preserve them. We will not get into the philosophical aspects of the exhibit, but for medical people it was fascinating to see the bodies presented in this way.

It made us remember again the respect we all have for the incredible beauty and complexity of the human body.

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Vancouver Medical English Institute Outreach Program
During the almost two years that the Institute has been open, we have had many requests from people and institutions that want us to either give courses in their countries or help them set up courses of their own.
We have been thinking about this and have decided that we will offer an outreach program where we will offer to send one of our teachers to give a one-month intensive Medical English program in another country.
We expect this to be especially useful for hospitals and medical schools, but we have also had some enquiries from language schools wanting to teach Medical English.
We imagine that the hospitals and medical schools could use our outreach program to offer a one-month course to their staff or students every year. Language schools could use the program to train their own teachers in VMEI's unique methods to develop their own Medical English courses.
We are still in the planning stage for this program and would be very grateful for any ideas that you might have about this proposal. Do you know any hospitals, medical schools, language schools or just knowledgeable people that we should contact to talk to them about this program? Please send your ideas to
principal@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

Thank you for your help and we look forward to hearing from you.
VMEI website

School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (right) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (left) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgeable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.
Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
December 2006

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NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2006
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Medical English - The Book

We have received many requests for help with developing curricula for other Medical English programs and in response our principal, Pikku Vichert, has been working for many months now to put her program into a textbook. It will be many more months before the book is published but when it is, it will contain the results of years of experience and study.

Medical English is much more than medical terminology or the translation of medical expressions. Over the years, the way medical professionals speak to each other and to their patients has developed into a little subculture all its own. In order to communicate effectively in the English speaking medical world, a student needs to be taught the language that is used there and the culture that goes with it.

Pikku herself says that it took her a number of years before she understood just what medical English really was - and a few more years before she hit upon the most effective way to teach it.
We will keep you posted on her progress and will try to give her enough free time to get it done.

 

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More Autumn Fun
One of our fall highlights was going to the horse races. Being on the rail as the thoroughbreds thunder past is a real thrill and so is winning your bet when you guess which one will be the fastest. The school took a trip to Whistler so we could see the slopes before they got all covered in white for the ski season.
We still had enough good weather to go to the beach for word games and for admiring the incredible plants in Queen Elizabeth Park. Of course, we always manage to have our Friday evening dinners. The one in the picture is Chiyoko's graduation dinner at Kitto Japanese restaurant.
Click here for Medical English articles and photos

School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (right) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (left) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

 

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
November 2006

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2006
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Busy Marketing

This seems to be the conference and fair season in the English teaching business. We have chosen a few of them to participate in. We will be represented at the "Study Abroad and Language Fair" in Busan, Korea on September 26 and at "Expolingua Berlin" from the 17th to the 19th of November. The CEC network is holding an International Education Conference in Toronto from November 19th to 21st and if you catch sight of our tireless principal, Pikku Vichert, please say hello.

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Autumn Activities
Fall is a wonderful season in Vancouver and the school is taking advantage of the great weather to do some sightseeing. We took the ferry to the Sunshine Coast and spent the day traveling around this special part of British Columbia. On another occasion we went to Lynn Canyon and frightened ourselves on the suspension bridge. We also got in some bowling and of course our Friday dinner parties.
Click here for Medical English articles and photos

School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada (right) at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi (left) at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
October 2006

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2006
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Summer Fun

We had lots of activity this month enjoying the great summer weather. One of the highlights was our trip to Victoria where the group posed with the Parliament Buildings in the background.

We had our regular Friday dinners, which seem to have become an institution at VMEI and in addition we had celebrations of some sort for each of the graduations, so we may all have to go on diets next month.

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Busy August
After much hard work and some laughs as well, a number of students reached their goal and received certificates or diplomas to mark the event. We can now say that the level of medical English had risen in a some parts of the world as our brilliant students return to their home countries. Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Japan are the three lucky countries this month. We wish all our grads the best of luck and thank them for the fond memories they leave behind. If you look carefully you will see that one of them has stayed behind to help VMEI in Vancouver.
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School Counselors

We now have a two great Japanese School Counselors. In Japan you can get in touch with Tomoko Okada at: vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

And in Vancouver you can contact Yumiko Aoyagi at:
yumiko@vancouvermedicalenglish.com

They are both medical professionals who are very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.
Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
September 2006

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NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2006
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VMEI STUDENTS RIDE ALONG IN AMBULANCES

Our thanks to the British Columbia Ambulance Service which is allowing our students to ride along in ambulances when they are on duty. Because all the students are trained medical professionals, they are fascinated by what they see on these trips. It really puts them on the front line of the medical system in Canada and exposes them to extremes of both hope and despair.

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River Rafting, Bike Trip, Barbeque, Hiking and Swimming
We took advantage of the warm weather and finally went river rafting in the Fraser Valley. We all got completely soaked and charged up on adrenalin. What a great trip!
Our biking adventure around Vancouver was fun and we were able to admire the totem poles in Stanley Park from up close.
Instead of going to a restaurant on Friday, we got some steaks and some salmon and went to the beach for a barbecue. What a good lazy way to start the weekend!
The next weekend we went for a hike in the mountains. We were high enough to find snow in July! The views of the mountains and of Howe Sound were spectacular. We were happy to cool off in the sea after we got back down.
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School Counselor in Japan

We now have a terrific School Counselor in Japan. You can get in touch with Tomoko Okada at:

vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

She is a medical professional who is very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute,
August 2006

   
 
 

NEWSLETTER JULY 2006

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WELCOME SARA

We are very happy to announce that a new teacher has joined us at the Vancouver Medical English Institute. Sara Jackson is a welcome addition to our faculty.

Sara is an LPN with TEFL certification. She has practiced in a variety of healthcare settings including HIV/AIDS, palliative care, complex care, homecare and occupational first aid. Since 2000 she has been teaching ESL both in Asia and in Vancouver.

We can see that she has a passion for healthcare, teaching and for exploring different cultures. Her students benefit from the practical experience, respect and humour that she brings to the classroom.

Sara says that she is, "happy to work in an environment that is well-run, organized, thoughtful and flexible." She also, "enjoys tremendously the daily sharing of knowledge and ideas with her students."

Welcome Sara! May we all enjoy a rich joyful time together at VMEI!

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Baseball, Kayaking, Turkish Food and Friends
One of the highlights of our gastronomic tour of Vancouver this month was the Bagdad Cafe. We happened to find it on its opening day and the owner gave us very special treatment as his first customers. It has a delightful combination of Turkish and Arab food served in huge quantities.

Baseball was one of the sporting activities and we got front row tickets on the first base line for the second game of the season. Nat Bailey is a classic old stadium and for one afternoon we could imagine we were in the America of the 1940's.

We also got some real exercise and sun when we went kayaking on English Bay. It was a great day.

It is always fun when former students drop in. We were delighted to see Mitsuru at the school when she visited us on a trip from Japan.
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School Counselor in Japan

We now have a terrific School Counselor in Japan. You can get in touch with Tomoko Okada at:

vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

She is a medical professional who is very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

 

Visit Tomoko's Website

Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute, July 2006

 

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2006

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF

The fun social life at VMEI is our reward to ourselves for the serious work that the students put in learning Medical English. It is tremendously exciting as each student makes the breakthrough into English fluency.
Our students really want to learn and naturally help each other in medical role plays, presentations and using the normal everyday conversation one needs for talking to patients of all kinds.
Making close connections with medical professionals from other countries is an added bonus.
Congratulations to our hardworking students!

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VMEI SEARCHES FOR PERFECT MEAL - AND HOW TO WORK IT OFF
In our ongoing quest for great eating experiences, we tried a Turkish restaurant (RIME) on trendy Commercial Drive. Lots of kabobs and very good shrimp and fish. The appetizers were varied and very tasty. We may have to keep this restaurant on the permanent list. They have live music too.
Because we are all medical people we understand the need for physical exercise to balance all this good food. Our most recent sporting challenge was at the bowling alley. The competition was keen and by the time it was over we were ready for another snack.
In order to see where all this delicious fish came from we took a trip to Capilano Salmon Hatchery to see some of the work the government is doing to keep the salmon healthy and plentiful.
Next month the big event will be a rafting trip down the Thompson River. There should be some good pictures of that if we can keep the camera dry.
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School Counselor in Japan

We now have a terrific School Counselor in Japan. You can get in touch with Tomoko Okada at:

vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

She is a medical professional who is very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

She was visiting in Vancouver last month and you can see her enjoying herself in the Turkish restaurant with the rest of the VMEI gourmets.

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Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute, June 2006

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NEWSLETTER MAY 15, 2006
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CULINARY RESEARCH AT VMEI

Recently the Vancouver Sun newspaper published a ranking of what they consider to be the 100 best restaurants in Vancouver. We decided to see what they were all about and so we have made a list of all the moderately priced restaurants from the top 100 and each time we go out we take turns choosing a restaurant on the list. By the end we hope to be experts on the huge variety of dining spots in the city. We are also learning about the cuisine of our students' native countries. Last week we went to the Phnom Penh restaurant and a Vietnamese student ordered for all of us. It was great to have someone order who knew all the most delicious Vietnamese dishes.

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School Social Life
We continued the Great Restaurant Research Project with a trip to Ramoli which is an Indian/West Coast fusion restaurant with excellent reviews (and delicious food). Being able to sit outside in the warm evening was an added treat.
The Vancover Marathon 2006 was run in the rain but that didn't stop our fleet-footed cardiologist from finishing the race. The webcam on our website caught the action as it was happening.
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School Counselor in Japan

We now have a terrific School Counselor in Japan. You can get in touch with Tomoko Okada at:

vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

She is a medical professional who is very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website


 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER - MAY 2006

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Introducing Our New Course - PREPARATION FOR MEDICAL ENGLISH

Image Many people have asked for a course that will prepare upper beginners and lower intermediate level students to enter the Core Medical English Program. Well, we listened and now we are launching the "Preparation for Medical English" course.

This is an ESL course that will give students the grounding to get the most out of the Core Medical English Program. It teaches everyday English using medical situations and role plays to practice.

Students can transfer into the Core Medical English Program as soon as both the student and the teachers are comfortable that the student will be able to study well in the Medical English Courses.

Link to Preparation for Medical English

School Counselor in Japan

We now have a terrific School Counselor in Japan. You can get in touch with Tomoko Okada at:

vmei_tomoko@yahoo.co.jp

She is a medical professional who is very knowledgable about the school and life in Vancouver and would be happy to help you prepare for a course at VMEI.

Visit Tomoko's Website

School Social Life
As usual the month has been full of social activity. Dinners, movies and field trips. We had a ski trip on the last day of the ski season on Cypress Mountain and ended up with lots of fun and one broken leg. At least we had three doctors on the trip to take care of it.

The Vancouver Sun Run attracted over 50,000 runners and VMEI was well represented. Our runners did well and had a lot of fun - so did the cheering section.

With the weather getting better, students are looking forward to the horseback riding planned for this month.
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Thank you for your interest in VMEI. We hope you find these brief updates interesting.

Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute, May 2006

 

 

NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2006

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We Are In The Movies

The well-known Vancouver movie maker, Freddy Ouano has made a film about our school. He spent days filming in the classrooms and following us around on field trips and social events. Too bad the shooting is over, we were getting used to having him around.

It is interesting to be involved in this process. For example we had a major decision to make about the background music. It came down to a contest between the rock advocates and the classical group. As you will hear, Vivaldi won.

Freddy was trying to show some of the beauty of the Vancouver setting and give viewers an idea of what life is like at the school. At VMEI we work hard, but we also enjoy our social time. We always have at least one social event each week and usually more.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, we will be able to take advantage of more outdoor activities. Picnic season is almost here.

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Last month was very busy

We have had a number of graduations recently of long-term students (5-6 month courses). It is amazing to see the improvement in their English over that period of time. We will miss their bright personalities.
We also welcomed new students and look forward to getting to know them better in the coming months. The social calendar was very full with trips dinners and events as well as medical field trips.

The bowling was so much fun that we are making it a regular event and we continue to explore the culinary wonders of Vancouver's multi-ethnic restaurant scene together. Although when the students decide to get together and cook themselves they produce some spectacular meals.

We made two island trips last month. One to Mayne Island in the Gulf of Georgia and one to Vancouver Island where we saw the Parliament buildings and the Empress Hotel.


You can see more photos by clicking on the link below.
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Sincerely,
--The Teachers and Staff at Vancouver Medical English Institute, April 2006

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MARCH 2006

Sam Has Arrived

The new "Advanced Patient Care Simulator" has finally arrived after months of waiting for the manufacturer to produce it.

We named it "Sam" as soon as it arrived because that name can be either male (Samuel) or female (Samantha) just like the simulator.

Now students have a realistic setting in which to practice the language that is used during many standard medical procedures.

The list on the right gives an idea of the versatility of this medical manikin.

In the photo above, one of the students is performing CPR on Sam but most important, she is practicing Medical English language in talking to the patient and communicating to other medical professionals. On the right students are using the language required for an intubation. 


Communicating in Medical English is the central theme to courses at the Institute and we are always looking for new ways to give students interesting and fun methods for practice.

Sam has many diseases and medical conditions, but with good loving care from the staff and students we hope he/she will be around to help us for a long time.

This is a very sophisticated teaching aid.

Its features include:

Electronic CPR Monitor
? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
? Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
? Mouth-to-nose resuscitation
? Anatomically painted outline of cardiopulmonary features
? Palpation of right and left carotids
? Eyes open and close (one pupil is dilated)
? Simulated intubation
? Soft, lifelike face skin
? Movable jaw with removable upper and lower dentures
? Jointed elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles
? Bends
30 ° at waist as in human
? Interchangeable male and female breasts (left female breast contains malignancy)
? Interchangeable male organ
? Male and female catheterization
? Enema administration
? Intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous injection techniques
360 ° intramuscular and subcutaneous injection site in left upper arm
? Intramuscular injection site in buttock
? Set of two decubitus ulcers depicting initial stage of ulceration and deeply infected stage
? Oral, nasal, otic, tracheotomy, and gastrostomy openings for instruction in nasogastric lavage and gavage
? Sculpted stomas for transverse colostomy, ileostomy, and suprapubic stoma, each connected to an internal, removable tank
? Removable internal tanks
? Vaginal douching and pap smear exercises with realistic vagina and cervix
? Amputation stump
? Neckbrace

Social life at the Institute is always active. Everyone seems to like to eat together so we  have dinner parties at least once a week.

Malaysian food at the "Banana Leaf"

Middle Eastern food at "Zaytoona"

Picnics outside are also fun

So is playing in the snow

We Made The Headlines!

This month our students were featured on the front page of Oops! magazine. A local paper published for the Japanese community in Vancouver.

Hairdresser Mari Fujii often comes to the school to do the students' hair. In our opinion she is one of the best stylists in Vancouver.

 

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920 - 626 West Pender Street

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