Oct 15, 2010

Renowned bullying expert to speak at Vancouver conference

VANCOUVER— International bestselling author Barbara Coloroso, an expert on workplace bullying and non-conflict resolution, is the keynote speaker tonight at CUPE BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Conference. Coloroso is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant. She will hold a book signing session and books will be available for purchase.

The conference opens today at 6:30 pm at Vancouver’s Coast Plaza Hotel and runs until Saturday, October 16. Themed “Respectful Workplaces – We All have a Role to Play in Health & Safety,” the conference will incorporate issues related to bullying and harassment as well as traditional OH&S themes.

First Nations elder Rose Point from the Musqueam Nation will open the conference with a traditional blessing. CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill will welcome and address delegates prior to the keynote speaker. Coloroso’s speech will be followed by a reception.

WHO: Keynote speaker Barbara Coloroso

WHAT: CUPE BC OH&S Conference opening

WHEN: Tonight, Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:30 pm

WHERE: Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street, Denman Ballroom

Contact: Janet Szliske, CUPE Communications: 604.454.7293

Vanessa Wolff, CUPE National Representative: 778.238.1862

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