JIBC extends Advanced Care Paramedic program to Victoria and Kelowna

ACP expansion enables Vancouver Island and Okanagan students to study closer to home JIBC’s School of Health Sciences is pleased to announce an expansion of the Advanced Care Paramedic Program (ACP) to Victoria and Kelowna. The regional offerings will be delivered in parallel with the main ACP offering at JIBC’s New Westminster campus . The expansion was initiated in response to feedback from students around the province that the financial and personal impact of relocating to New Westminster was a barrier to registering for the ACP Program. … Continued

United Arab Emirate students Graduate JIBC with Fire & Safety Diplomas

Momentous day for students from United Arab Emirates June 27, 2012 will be a momentous day for a group of students from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who have been studying at JIBC since 2009. That day, the students will cross the graduation stage at JIBC’s New Westminster campus to receive Fire Service Leadership Diplomas. “We are very pleased and proud to have the students from UAE among our graduates,” says Charlene Jordan-Jones, Acting JIBC Fire & Safety Division Director. … Continued

Ministry of Advanced Education launches new International Education Strategy at VIU

BC’s Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto launched the BC government’s new International Education Strategy at Vancouver Island University on Monday, May 28. As part of the strategy, Minister Yamamoto announced $5 million for scholarships and research internships to assist students embarking on an international education experience. Vancouver Island University President Dr. Ralph Nilson said each year, the City of Nanaimo hosts over 1,000 VIU international education students who live in home-stay accommodation with families across the community. “In a city … Continued

Kwantlen's President travels to Brazil to encourage students to study in Canada

Kwantlen Polytechnic University President and Vice Chancellor John McKendry is in Brazil until May 2, 2012 to explore opportunities for university partnerships in the country and promote Kwantlen as a destination for Brazilian students. McKendry is joined by over 30 Canadian university presidents in the mission to build and strengthen partnerships in research, innovation and higher education. Identified as one of the BRIC countries, Brazil, along with Russia, India and China, are known as large and emerging economic powers. “The … Continued

Kwantlen's ESL courses going tuition-free

Effective April 1, 2012, some applicants to Kwantlen Polytechnic University ’s English as a Second Language (ESL) programs may be eligible to receive their ESL instruction tuition-free. A joint initiative between the Canadian federal government, the ministries of Advanced Education and Jobs, Tourism and Innovation are making funding available to cover the costs of ESL tuition for some ESL students at Kwantlen. Seventeen BC universities, colleges and institutions that provide ESL are eligible for the tuition-free initiative. The tuition-free program supports access for … Continued

Kwantlen Student Makes News in New York

Sarah Jackson, an undergraduate student in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s journalism program, made news in New York with a 10-week winter internship at MSNBC where she helped produce live television. In 2010 Jackson received Kwantlen’s prestigious “John Reiss Award in Journalism,” named after the executive producer of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. She has also won seven other student awards and has been on the Dean’s Honour Roll six times. After Jackson sent her internship application to John Reiss, her talent … Continued

Personal experience fuels VIU BSc. grad student’s medical aspirations

Two significant events sparked William Cope’s dream of becoming a doctor – a rare childhood illness that left him partially paralyzed and his father’s battle with Parkinson’s disease. His dream is about to become reality. Cope has been accepted into Cornell University’s prestigious Weill Cornell Medical College, an Ivy League medical school in New York City. He’s one of approximately 20 students selected from more than 6,000 applicants. The class will ultimately be made up of just over 100 students. … Continued

BCIT Marketing Association brings home gold from New Orleans

Huge congratulations are due to students from the BCIT Marketing Association (BCITMA) who brought home a number of awards and accolades at the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) 34th Annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, March 22 to 24. The team placed first in the case study competition, in which they presented their integrated marketing communications campaign for Pearson Textbooks’ upcoming product launch. Anita Bathe, Richard Bergen, Deanna Blyth, Jill Purse, Nicola Poskitt, Solomon Gauthier, and Kevin Murray will have their campaign adopted … Continued

Funding News for Emily Carr

Growing student demand for the internationally recognized programs offered at Emily Carr University of Art + Design has initiated an exciting plan for a new home at Great Northern Way in Vancouver. The Honourable Minister Naomi Yamamoto announced today, March 20, 2012, that with the support of the Province, the University will develop a comprehensive business case for the Emily Carr Campus Redevelopment Project. The business case will include: Read more….. Dr. Ron Burnett (President + Vice-Chancellor), The Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, Minister … Continued

BCIT works for careers in specialty nursing

Meet Mandeep Rai, who is featured in the newest print ads for BCIT’s Specialty Nursing programs . As both an alumna ( Bachelor Science in Nursing, 2009 ) and a current student of BCIT, Mandeep knows that a great education can open up opportunities. That’s why she is now completing the Advanced Specialty Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing . The program’s flexible format allows her to gain more specialized skills and knowledge while she works as an occupational health nurse for the Fraser Health Authority.