Canada will finally have its first Arctic university. This past week, the Yukon Legislature passed a bill to make Yukon College a university. It will be an institution with an Indigenous flavour that will make it as unique as the region it is to serve. Read the Globe and Mail article here. Whitehorse The Canadian Press Published December 1, 2019
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…..
Vancouver Island University’s President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Deborah Saucier was installed at an amazing ceremony in the Snuneymuxw Longhouse on November 15, 2019. Thank you to everyone involved in organizing this inspiring event! Watch the ceremony here.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has launched North America’s first four-year degree with zero textbook costs (ZTC). The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies is the seventh ZTC credential offered at the University. Read more…
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
April 12, 2012 – Deputy Minister Wenezenki-Yolland responds on behalf of Minister Yamamoto re Budget 2012/2013 letter from the Presidents of BC’s public post-secondary institutions……read the letter here: BCAIU AVED Wenezenki-Yolland Response re Yamamoto Budget 2012 2013
February 28, 2012 Dear Minister Yamamoto: The presidents of British Columbia’s post secondary institutions are writing regarding Budget and Fiscal Plan 2012/13 – 2014/15, tabled in the Legislature on February 21 by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon. As a sector, we take very seriously our commitment to fiscal prudence and financial discipline and appreciate that this is fundamental to Budget 2012. We look forward to the meeting to be convened by Deputy Minister, Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland, with the institutional presidents to discuss … Continued
VIU is now the only post-secondary institution in Canada using Mobio Quick Response codes as a fundraising tool. By downloading an app created by Mobio (www.getmobio.com), Smartphone users can scan VIU’s new QR codes and then, in less than a minute, make a donation… Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | full story …
Enrolment in Fall 2009 What proportion of all B.C. post-secondary students were enrolled in BCAIU institutions in fall 2009? “Over a quarter (27%) of these students were enrolled in one of the eight BCAIU institutions and an approximately equal proportion were enrolled in colleges.” Over 257 thousand students were enrolled in the B.C. post-secondary system in the fall of 2009. Over a quarter (27%) of these students were enrolled in one of the eight BCAIU institutions and an approximately equal … Continued