A generational shift in aboriginal education

Laurie Sterritt / Times Colonist June 26, 2014 03:47 PM – This is the time of year when students graduate, families celebrate and schools breathe a sigh of relief that they have successfully supported hundreds — even thousands — of people navigating the challenges of post-secondary education. However, at this critical point in our history, it is important to recognize these cultural milestones as relatively new for aboriginal people. While formal education is a norm in our modern society, aboriginal communities have … Continued

RBC and JIBC build first-responder capacity in rural and Aboriginal communities

Support from RBC has helped build much-needed first-responder capacity in rural and Aboriginal communities in B.C. “In many rural, remote and access-challenged communities across B.C., there is a demonstrated need for additional first responders who can provide much-needed emergency medical assistance to those who may have extended ambulance response and transport times to hospitals and clinics,” said Jodie Marshall, JIBC Health Sciences Division Program Manager.  Read more….

FLEXIBLE LEARNER PATHWAYS; BCAIU’s Framework

 The Institutions want to enhance the opportunities for students to be admitted to multiple Institutions for the purpose of completing learning for transfer credit towards a credential(s) conferred by another member Institution(s) (“Flexible Learner Pathways”). Among many benefits, Flexible Learner Pathways will enable students to pursue and achieve their educational goals more easily and efficiently, facilitating higher student completion rates and more graduates to meet the social and economic needs of British Columbia. Flexible Learner Pathways – BCAIU Framework

Data Stories 2012-2013

This report uses data to enhance our understanding of the students that attend a group of eight public post-secondary institutions in BC that are represented by the BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU). The data for this report were provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and sourced from the Central Data Warehouse (CDW). Data were provided in the form of an Excel pivot table, which supports the development of profiles of the BCAIU student population on a variety … Continued

Steep road from art school project to viable business

A stellar art school graduation project is one thing — turning the idea into a viable business is another thing altogether. Lisa Fraser’s Snug Vest, a deep-pressure vest that comforts children with autism, has not only won multiple design awards, it has been mentioned in Forbes magazine and Fraser is on B.C. Business Magazine’s inaugural 30 Under 30 list.   Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Steep+road+from+school+project+viable+business/9716132/story.html#ixzz2yzgW8o3s By Jenny Lee, Vancouver Sun

New JIBC degree addresses growing complexity in policing

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is accepting applications for its new Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) program that gives prospective recruits a competitive edge by providing the complex skills needed in today’s police officers. “The program is the first of its kind in Western Canada,” said Mike Trump, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice and Security at JIBC. “It was developed to provide the latest techniques and necessary skills to deal with the growing sophistication of crime and the increasing complexity of … Continued

KPU rebrands the university’s Faculty of Health

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Faculty of Community and Health Studies has been renamed the Faculty of Health, a change effective as of April 1. The new name coincides with the faculty’s only non-health-focused program – the Special Education Teaching Assistant program – moving to the Faculty of Arts. Read more….