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: 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….

Meeting Demand for Skills

Offered in collaboration with Eagle West Crane Academy, UFV’s eight-week Crane Operator program (for Stiff Boom 40 tonnes & Under) is your entry point into the profession. You train on real cranes with experienced instructors who know the ropes and have industry experience….. click here for more details

Industry suggests growing need for horticulture background in new jobs

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – From increasing the durability of sports fields and buildings, to mitigating the effects of climate change: When it comes to sustaining cities and life within them, several local experts agree that succeeding will in part fall to those with backgrounds in horticulture. Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) school of horticulture recently hosted an industry discussion, inviting local professionals to weigh in on the role horticulture will play in planning for the future……….

Satellite Studios for Teens in Whistler and Prince George

The first Satellite Studios for Teens to run outside the Lower Mainland is now officially a reality. Emily Carr University will offer the program in both the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The studios will offer the student a challenging and creative curriculum that emphasizes collaboration, creative communication, critical analysis and design thinking.  Read more…