Kwantlen Polytechic University seeks a new Vice President, Finance and Administration

With a broad mandate focusing on access, academic and work-ready education as well as innovation & scholarship, KPU seeks a new Vice-President Finance and Administration (VPFA) who will help shape the institution during a period of dynamic growth and change. Your vision and leadership are needed to work effectively with a team of senior administrators and our multi-campus communities.  The portfolio includes the functions of Finance and Procurement Services, Human Resource Services, Information and Educational Technology, Security and Emergency Planning, … Continued

Harper Government Seeks to Increase Training Opportunities in Partnership with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

February 10, 2015 – Merritt, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan—Coquihalla, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced over $1.75 million in funding to support training for skilled trades. This investment, provided through the Western Diversification Program, will be used by NVIT to purchase a mobile trailer used to deliver the Bridging to Trades program in Aboriginal … Continued

BCIT welcomes launch of the Canada Apprentice Loan

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces details of program during Annacis Island Campus event For immediate release: January 8, 2015 ANNACIS ISLAND, DELTA, BC: Apprentices pursuing a career in the trades may now find it easier to fund their education, thanks to the launch of the Canada Apprentice Loan program. Announced today at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Vancouver Community College (VCC) Motive Power Centre of Excellence Campus in Delta by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the federal government … Continued

JIBC among the top Canadian colleges and institutes for applied research

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) was recently recognized as one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions for research. JIBC ranked 23rd on this year’s list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges compiled by Research Infosource Inc. In fiscal 2013, JIBC attracted more than $2.4 million in research funding, a four per cent increase from the $2.3 million in research funding attracted in 2012. BCIT and Camosun College were the other two B.C. post-secondary institutions ranked on the list this year.  Read more…..  

Former national chief will lead talks with First Nations, companies, political leaders

Christy Clark enlists Shawn Atleo to improve aboriginal relations. Premier Christy Clark has tapped former national aboriginal leader Shawn Atleo to lead a new round of talks between First Nations, governments and the business community during a contentious time for aboriginal relations in the province, The Vancouver Sun has learned. Clark will make the announcement in Nanaimo on Thursday, proclaiming Atleo, a former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, as British Columbia’s new “Shqwi qwal (Speaker) for Indigenous … Continued

VIU’s Statement in Response to NDP Executive Compensation Claims

Yesterday, the BC Official Opposition released a report on executive compensation at certain post-secondary institutions including Vancouver Island University. Unfortunately, some of the information contained in this report is inaccurate and misleading. We feel it is necessary to set the record straight, and to highlight VIU’s outstanding record in accountability and transparency with respect to reporting on executive compensation. VIU takes great effort to ensure that we perform our government-mandated responsibilities with the utmost care and attention. Each year, we … Continued

Executive compensation at UFV

UFV students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community, You may be aware of recent media attention given to the salaries of university executives. I am writing to assure you that UFV has followed all of the rules on this matter, is fully transparent, and would welcome an external review. The allegation of UFV executive overcompensation is simply not true, and is both disappointing and damaging to UFV. UFV executive compensation is paid within a plan approved by the Board, and is … Continued

BCIT Engineering programs granted accreditation

BCIT’s Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering received accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The CEAB was established by Engineers Canada to examine Canadian undergraduate engineering programs and accredit those that meet the profession’s high education standards. Graduates of accredited programs are considered to have the necessary academic qualifications to be licensed as professional engineers in Canada.  Click here for more information.

A generational shift in aboriginal education

Laurie Sterritt / Times Colonist June 26, 2014 03:47 PM – This is the time of year when students graduate, families celebrate and schools breathe a sigh of relief that they have successfully supported hundreds — even thousands — of people navigating the challenges of post-secondary education. However, at this critical point in our history, it is important to recognize these cultural milestones as relatively new for aboriginal people. While formal education is a norm in our modern society, aboriginal communities have … Continued

FLEXIBLE LEARNER PATHWAYS; BCAIU’s Framework

 The Institutions want to enhance the opportunities for students to be admitted to multiple Institutions for the purpose of completing learning for transfer credit towards a credential(s) conferred by another member Institution(s) (“Flexible Learner Pathways”). Among many benefits, Flexible Learner Pathways will enable students to pursue and achieve their educational goals more easily and efficiently, facilitating higher student completion rates and more graduates to meet the social and economic needs of British Columbia. Flexible Learner Pathways – BCAIU Framework