2023 BC Budget investing in Students

News release: The British Columbia Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU) is pleased to see the BC Government’s continued commitment to reducing financial barriers for skills, training and education. Targeted grants to support short-term skills training, a doubling of the student loan maximum and an increase in the amount a student can earn before they must begin loan repayment mean more British Columbians will be able to access the skills, training, and education they need for in-demand careers.   Read full announcement 

Minister’s statement on safe return to campus this fall

Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, has issued the following statement regarding post-secondary education in fall 2021: “Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, advised the presidents of all public colleges and universities to prepare for a full return to on-campus education this September.”  Read the announcement.

Minister’s statement on guidelines for post-secondary institutions

Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, has released the following statement regarding the guidelines for reducing the risk of COVID-19 at post-secondary institutions in B.C.: “I am pleased that the Go Forward Guidelines have been released. They will provide greater certainty to students, faculty and staff at our post-secondary institutions as they prepare for the fall 2020 semester during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The guidelines were developed by the post-secondary sector, with representatives from Indigenous educational groups, key … Continued


THE CHANGING WORK ENVIRONMENT DEMANDS AN EVOLVING POST-SECONDARY ECOSYSTEM, VOLUME 9, ISSUE 2, SEPT 2019 British Columbia’s employers don’t need to be told they’re living in times of enormous complexity and constant disruption. Between artificial intelligence, the gig economy and constantly changing and advancing technologies, organizations of all kinds find the business terrain shifting incessantly under their feet.  Read the article…..

Deborah Saucier Next President of Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Deborah Saucier as the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. Saucier, who starts a five-year term on July 4, 2019, is an accomplished neuroscientist, dedicated educator and university administrator with a deep commitment to Indigenous education and reconciliation. Originally from Saskatoon with Métis heritage and connections to Vancouver Island through both her education and her family, Saucier comes to VIU from MacEwan University in Edmonton, where she has … Continued

Canadians want better LMI they can find and understand

In 2018, LMIC launched a major public opinion research project  to better understand the diverse labour market information (LMI) needs of Canadians. The first phase of our release allows users to examine and interact with the survey’s main findings for five user groups. For each group, you can investigate how easy it is to find and understand LMI, as well as the top LMI needs and challenges.  Read more…….

Dr. Gillian Siddall to Become President + Vice-Chancellor of Emily Carr University

The Board of Governors of Emily Carr University of Art + Design today named Dr. Gillian Siddall as the University’s next President and Vice-Chancellor. “I am delighted to announce Dr. Gillian Siddall as ECU’s new President and Vice-Chancellor,” said Kim Peacock, Chair, ECU Board of Governors. “As the University begins writing the next chapter of its story, Dr. Siddall has the qualities, experience and track record to harness the best ideas from the ECU community and the leadership experience to … Continued