Minister of Veterans Affairs Visit

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, visited the Faculty of Education for a special meeting on the Veterans Transition Network.

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In photo, left to right: the Honourable Steven Blaney, Dr. Blye Frank, Tim Laidler and Dr. Marvin Westwood

On October 1, 2012, Minister Blaney visited the Faculty of Education to discuss the Veterans Transition Program (VTP), a special project led by Dr. Marvin Westwood. The only program of its kind in Canada, the VTP assists former members of the Canadian military in their transition back to civilian life.

The meeting included the following faculty and partners::

  • Dr. Blye Frank, Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Education
  • Tim Laidler, Executive Director at the Veterans Transition Network
  • Dr. Marvin Westwood, Professor Counselling Psychology, EDST
  • Dr. Tim Black, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Dan Cox, Assistant Professor, Counselling Psychology, EDST