New Hospitality Service Training Elective starting Monday, September 10

Hospitality Service Training (HST)

HST is designed for students wishing to acquire knowledge of the functional English and practical hospitality skills required for employment in a café, bar or restaurant. Hands-on practice in addition to supervised practical training are included.

Students completing the 4-week HST program will acquire:

  • Barista skills
  • Bar service skills
  • Customer service skills
  • The Serving It Right (SIR) Certificate *
  • *SIR is the official responsible beverage service program in British Columbia

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low—Extreme Weather to Come?


Global warming to blame for highest observed decline, scientists say.

Arctic sea ice is thawing at a historic rate, scientists say. In fact, a recent analysis of satellite data “utterly obliterates” the previous record, set in 2007.

The chief culprit? Global warming. The potential upshot? Longer and more intense extreme-weather events such as heat waves, cold spells, and droughts. (Read more about extreme weather in National Geographic magazine.)

On Monday, researchers at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said the rate of Arctic sea ice decline is now the highest that has ever been observed for the month of August. In August of this year, the sea ice disappeared at an average rate of about 39 square miles (a hundred square kilometers) per day—or about twice as fast as normal, NSIDC scientists say.

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