On April 27, Minister Andrew Wilkinson approved the institution’s application for Exempt Status for new undergraduate programs following a thorough review by the Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB) . This represents two important things for BCIT: One is the full recognition of the quality of the institute’s degree programs, and two, a more efficient process for degree approval for BCIT. Read the announcement
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
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….
ACCC Aboriginal Education AN INFORMATION FEATURE FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES (ACCC)
BC premier Christy Clark announced this week the Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP) – part of the government’s “Families First” agenda which will include a two-stage RAP coming into effect July 1. The first stage provides payment assistance for the interest portion of the student loan, and the second stage provides payment assistance for the principal portion of a loan. “It’s great to see the governments come together and design a program such as the Repayment Assistance Plan to help those … Continued
Vancouver Island University Culinary Arts students have done it again! They won several medals, including grand gold, grand silver and grand bronze, at the 16th annual BC Chefs Hot Competition Live at the Vancouver convention centre as part of the BC Foodservice Expo. The two-day cooking extravaganza included competitors from all levels of cooking in professional, team, apprentice, post-secondary and high school categories. Read more…….
Many grade 12 students are starting to think about life after high school. That’s why Vancouver Island University will welcome more than 500 grade 12 students from Courtenay to Mill Bay to the Nanaimo campus for “Discovery Days” on Nov. 8, 9 and 10… Wednesday, November 02, 2011 | full story …
By Anne Russell on September 21, 2011 “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” If you were an eavesdropper at the University of the Fraser Valley Changing Lives awards ceremony on Sept 20, you would have heard those words repeated over and over again. This year, the UFV development office, which coordinates all fundraising initiatives at UFV, tried a new cocktail party-style format […] Read full story
On Sept. 29, 2011, the Canadian Institute of Forestry, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve, and Vancouver Island University are sponsoring a Community Dialogue Session for local residents in Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville, and Qualicum. The purpose of the session is to discuss and document community perspectives on the roles of local forests in contributing to the wellbeing of local communities. The September 29 session will be held at VIU Nanaimo Campus, Building 356, Room 111, 6pm–9pm. Organizers hope to attract input from … Continued