B.C. leads the nation in job creation, low unemployment and robust economic growth. Linked to this prosperity is a talented and creative workforce of British Columbians who have been educated in our universities, colleges and institutes. Today, 70 per cent of B.C. jobs are filled by employees with post-secondary credentials — a number that is forecast to steadily rise in the years ahead. This was not always the case. As recently as the early 1990s, the workforce was evenly split … Continued
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
Dr. Thomas Carey appointed as Executive-in-Residence for Teaching and Learning Innovation, at the BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU). Reporting to BCAIU President Ruth Wittenberg, Dr. Carey will provide consultation and advice to BCAIU on inter-institutional collaboration to advance teaching and learning, and will serve as Executive-in-Residence beginning May 1, 2016. Dr. Carey currently works with higher education institutions, networks and systems in Canada and the U.S., on leadership strategy and faculty collaborations for exemplary teaching and learning environments. … Continued
March 21, 2016 WHITEHORSE-The BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU ) has welcomed Yukon College as its newest member. Through joining the association of four universities and three institutes, the future Yukon University will obtain valuable guidance and experience of other institutions that have recently evolved to university status. “We are delighted to welcome Yukon College to BCAIU”, said Board Chair Dr. Mark Evered (President, University of the Fraser Valley). “Our shared commitments to student success and regional prosperity make this a great fit.” Read more…. … Continued
This analysis focuses on students who were registered in first-year studies1 at a BCAIU institution in the 2013-14 academic year after graduating from a B.C. high school in one of the preceding three years. Recent High School Graduates Enrolled at BCAIU Institutions In First Year Studies, 2013-14
The BCIT School of Business has been granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Board of Commissioners. The accreditation helps validate BCIT as having an advanced post-secondary business program. Read more…..
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
Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has launched its new Strategic Plan that will guide the Institute over the next five years. To realize JIBC’s revised vision and mission, the plan outlines the Institute’s four strategic priorities over the next five years: Be relevant and impactful. Increase engagement and awareness. Create exceptional environments. Be effective and accountable Read more…..
Students can now map their futures in a growing in-demand field through Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) newest master’s program. VIU has received approval from BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education and the provincial Degree Quality Assessment Board to offer a two-year Master of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications program starting in September 2015. Read more…..