University of the Fraser Valley researchers say unmanned aircraft could be the answer to keeping birds at bay

Researchers at the University of the Fraser Valley believe drones may finally silence the cannons that boom throughout the summer on blueberry farms. Professor Tom Baumann and his team are reprogramming helicopter-like UAVs — properly known as unmanned aerial vehicles — to fly preset patterns over ripening blueberries in the hope they will scare way the birds that feast on farmers’ fruit and kill their profits.  Read more….

Emily Carr launches new Kadenze program

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is pleased to announce the launch of our first Kadenze program. Launching today,  Kadenze  brings to life an online learning platform purpose-built for the arts and creative technologies. Kadenze pairs world-class instructors with a digital platform specifically created to support an online arts-based curriculum.  Read more…..

KPU educators and industry team up to create unique training for students living with FASD

Over the course of three inspirational days, local teens living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) participated in a unique greenskeeper training course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Langley campus. Formed in collaboration with the Surrey School District, Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Course and Quilchena Golf & Country Club, the training was custom-designed and organized by KPU turfgrass management instructor Stan Kazymerchyk to address the special learning needs of the participating students, while giving them the industry skills needed to … Continued

During the past six years, Arthur Vickers has created a suite of two chairs and a box to be used in convocation ceremonies at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo

This project was commissioned by Coast Capital Savings. Last month, the suite was officially presented, with Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon in attendance, and at that time Vickers was made an honorary doctor of letters. The artist recently spoke with Robert Amos at his gallery in Cowichan Bay. Arthur Vickers has created many high-profile art works, including the desk for the premier’s office and Intangible Heritage, an image in 23-carat gold that is on show at the Royal B.C. Museum. These days, … Continued

Emily Carr University unveils design for Great Northern Way campus

MARSHA LEDERMAN | VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail | Published Wednesday, Apr. 08 2015, 9:29 PM EDT The plan is to create a flexible, futuristic and collaborative experience for Emily Carr’s students, and a space that will serve as a crossroads between East Vancouver and the rest of the city, as well as the university and the public – and become a catalyst in reshaping the area known as The Flats.  Read more…..  

Government of Canada Supports Innovation in British Columbia’s Aquaculture Industry

April 8, 2015 – Nanaimo, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding of $667,000 to Vancouver Island University (VIU) to support a project that will enable them to purchase equipment and undertake a comparative analysis of new technologies in shellfish farming. With this funding, VIU is proposing to advance shellfish hatchery design by integrating the latest technological developments into an operating hatchery at its Deep Bay … Continued

BCAIU Data Analysis & Stories 2013-2014

This report uses data to enhance our understanding of the students that attend a group of seven 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 of … Continued

JIBC charts a new strategic direction

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has launched its new Strategic Plan that will guide the Institute over the next five years. To realize JIBC’s revised vision and mission, the plan outlines the Institute’s four strategic priorities over the next five years: Be relevant and impactful. Increase engagement and awareness. Create exceptional environments. Be effective and accountable Read more…..