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Year: 1996 – Province: British Columbia
John O'Connor is one of those people who makes things happen. He has the ability to work with others in the community and at his school to get new programs up and running. In recent years, he has played a key role in launching science, technology and mathematics programs at Point Grey Mini School in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is Head Teacher. Point Grey is part of a research initiative exploring multimedia education that also includes Simon Fraser University's ExCITE Centre and Rogers Communications. Point Grey Mini School has attracted considerable interest both inside and outside the education community, with one of its many notable achievements being the part it played in the launching of the CD-ROM magazine, Science Eh. Mr. O'Connor 's students were the very first contributors to this publication, which is put out by Vancouver's Science World, a non-profit educational organization that operates the Science World Museum. Mr. O'Connor's Grade 8 students are expert users of computer technology and have had considerable success at national science fairs and in the Pascal math competition.