Category Archives: Bus.Ed.News

Free Microsoft Office 365

(1 copy per student, as long as you are enrolled within the VSB)

How do I install Microsoft Office on my Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch personally owned devices?

Step 1

On a Windows or Mac computer or an iPhone, iPad, or Android, enter into your computers Internet browser and login with your VSB user-id and password when prompted. Screens shown here represent the experience on a Windows computer.

Step 2

Enter your VSB-userid (your VSB-userid is your student number)



Your VSB password is the same one that you use to access your school computer account.

Step 3

Once logged-in, the following screen should be displayed (example shown is the Windows computer experience, it will vary depending on the device used):


*If you are using an iPad, iPhone, or Android, make sure to select the “Phone & Tablet” option on the left to display your installation choices for those types of devices.

If you encounter difficulties, please be sure to use the link to review system requirements to confirm your device is compatible, use the link Troubleshoot installation, or visit one of these online pages to access help including online chat with technical support:

Using Office Apps on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android

The Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote mobile apps allow creation of documents directly on your mobile device. You can email the documents to yourself or others to further edit them on Windows or Mac computers, or to print them.

VSB-District Scholarships

District Scholarship Application form for student 2015
(Application Link)

Basic eligibility requirements include:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Will graduate by August 31, 2015
  • Has a valid SIN number

Students must demonstrate superior achievement in any of the following areas:

  • Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
  • Applied Skills (Business Ed, Tech Ed, Home Ec)
  • Physical Activity (Athletics, Dance, PE)
  • Second Languages
  • Technical and Trades Training
  • Community Service (Volunteer Activity)

Students must have been cumulatively evaluated in the qualifying courses.

Completed applications be submitted to Mr. Grant directly.

Please notify your Applied Skills teacher afterword.

The Enactus Business Competition at UBC

Hamber Marketing Students Win The Enactus Business Competition at UBC

A group of dedicated and hardworking Hamber Marketing 12 students won the Enactus Business Competition hosted by UBC Sauder School of Business on February 21.

Students received hands-on experience in creating a sustainable product with the guidance and mentorship of UBC’s Spend It Right team leaders. Students took glycerin, a by-product of biodiesel production, and developed and produced an eco-friendly soap. Students were responsible for researching, planning, developing, creating, testing, marketing, and packaging their product. They were also tasked to develop and present a sustainable business model.

The Marketing 12 class took the project on and developed Amber by Recentia – a soap supply business that focuses on collecting used cooking oil from local restaurants, converting it into biodiesel, making soap out of the glycerin and selling the soap back to the restaurants. The entire Marketing 12 class helped in the beginning stages of the project, which was completed by a core group consisting of presenters Shweta J., Elliott L., Tyler N., Christy S. and Allison W., as well as Gary M., Angela H., Ken W., Cherry C., Ariel L., Nicky L. and Brian L. The presenters delivered “an innovative, comprehensive and well thought out” plan. The judges were impressed with the out-of-the-box thinking, the presentation and the packaging of our product.

Congratulations to the presenters and to the other Marketing 12 students who helped put together a winning proposal! You’ve done Hamber proud with your “Clean Hands. Clean World.” idea.


The NFTE’s World Series of Innovation Challenge – February 2015

Hamber Business Education 10 Students Win The NFTE’s World Series of Innovation Challenge – February 2015

There were 3500 students and 750 international teams who entered the NFTE’s World Series of Innovation Challenge, an international competition where students work in groups to come up with a new, innovative product or service to address a market niche and for a chance to win a prize of $2500. Hamber had six teams from the Business Education 10 classes make it to the top 10 in their respective categories. After a second round of eliminations, one Hamber team made it to the finals. Nicole H.’s, Michelle L.’s, Gamay N.’s and Zorka’s Stevanovic’s Reborn was a top 3 category finalist in the Coca Cola Baby Boomer Challenge. On February 10, 2015, we learned our Hamber team was selected as one of the winning teams! Congratulations to all six teams and an extra pat on the back to the winning team for a job well done! Go Hamber!