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

Harper Government Seeks to Increase Training Opportunities in Partnership with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

February 10, 2015 – Merritt, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan—Coquihalla, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced over $1.75 million in funding to support training for skilled trades. This investment, provided through the Western Diversification Program, will be used by NVIT to purchase a mobile trailer used to deliver the Bridging to Trades program in Aboriginal … Continued

Former national chief will lead talks with First Nations, companies, political leaders

Christy Clark enlists Shawn Atleo to improve aboriginal relations. Premier Christy Clark has tapped former national aboriginal leader Shawn Atleo to lead a new round of talks between First Nations, governments and the business community during a contentious time for aboriginal relations in the province, The Vancouver Sun has learned. Clark will make the announcement in Nanaimo on Thursday, proclaiming Atleo, a former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, as British Columbia’s new “Shqwi qwal (Speaker) for Indigenous … Continued

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

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

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

Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk talks with BC Association of Institutes and Universities President Ruth Wittenberg

Farewell event for outgoing University of Victoria president David Turpin Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk talks with BC Association of Institutes and Universities president Ruth Wittenberg (centre) and Camosun president Kathryn Laurin (right) at a farewell event on June 19, 2013, for outgoing University of Victoria president and vice-chancellor David Turpin. Read more…..