UBC program helps ex-soldiers

Participants in the Veterans Transition Program re-enact experiences from their military service. Photo by Martin Dee, UBC Public Affairs.

Participants in the Veterans Transition Program
re-enact experiences from their military service.
Photo by Martin Dee, UBC Public Affairs

Adapted from WE Vancouver by Nancy Carson
Level 3
(The videos in the links are highly recommended.)

A program at the University of British Columbia (UBC)
is helping soldiers return to civilian life.
These soldiers are called veterans.
Other programs help veterans heal soldier’s bodies.
But the Veterans Transition Program (VTP)
helps heal their hearts and minds as well.
People attend in a group and work together.
Dr. Marvin Westwood and Dr. David Kuhl
developed VTP in 1999.


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Female “Sherlock Holmes”

constance-isherwood-with-arvind-gupta

Constance Isherwood and UBC President Arvind Gupta,
the day she received her honourary degree
Photo by Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Female “Sherlock Holmes”
Still practising law at 95

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
Level 3

People ask Constance Isherwood
when she will stop practising law.
She tells them, “Well, if you keep practising,
eventually you’ll get the hang of it.”
This Victoria lawyer, 95, still runs Holmes and Isherwood.
She and her husband Foster opened the firm in 1964.

A passion for the law
Isherwood loves the variety in her job.
“No two clients are alike,
no two cases are alike,” she remarked.
“And the clients themselves
are the greatest variety of them all.”
She enjoys going to court.
And she still has over 100 clients.

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