Board Meeting: August 6th 2020
14.07.2020
Meeting: Board Meeting
When: Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 9am - 12.30pm
Where: Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and physical distancing advice from the Provincial Government, this board meeting will be conducted online only. For more information, please contact Christopher Dodge cdodge@cobc.ca

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10.09.2018 Office Closure: Aug. 27 - Sept. 7, 2018. *Update - Service Interruption: Week of Sept. 10, 2018 Between August 27 and September 7, 2018 the College moved to a new office location, located at: 900 200 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4 *Please note that as we complete this transition, we remain without phone service the week of Sept. 10. We apologize for any inconvenience with this temporary service interruption; please reach out to us via email for any assistance, at reception@cobc.ca, and we'll be happy to respond.
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