Surrey Teachers' Association

2020 STA Convention

 May 1, 2020
  Surrey, BC

Welcome to the 2020 Surrey Teachers’ Association Convention.

We hope you are all well and staying safe during these unprecedented times. The Convention Committee is hard at work bringing to life a re-envisioning of Convention as we all abide the directives of the Public Health Authority to socially distance ourselves and to stay safe at home.

The STA Convention is a highly anticipated professional development opportunity for our members and so we will be moving Convention to a digital format. We are currently working with our presenters as we prepare to make the shift. Details about what this will look like for participants will be communicated out in the coming weeks.

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Keynote - Ryan McMahon


  • Ryan McMahon

    Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, and media maker from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory. Ryan talks, yells, and writes for a living.

    In 2012, McMahon became the first native comedian to ever record a mainstream comedy special with the CBC, when he recorded, “Ryan McMahon - UnReserved.” Since then, he’s recorded a handful of other specials and tours independently around North America with his irreverent and nuanced storytelling comedy style.

    When not standing on a stage trying to make strangers laugh he’s usually yelling into microphones making podcasts. McMahon’s podcasts (Thunder Bay, Red Man Laughing and Stories From The Land) have garnered millions of downloads globally. Thunder Bay, a podcast deep dive into the legacy of colonialism on a small city in Canada, was named to dozens of “Best Of” podcast lists at the end of 2018, including lists in the Globe and Mail, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

    McMahon is the CEO of the Makoons Media Group, an Indigenous media company committed to telling Indigenous stories to worldwide audiences.