“February 26, 2019 is B.C. Colleges Day, a time to celebrate learning and student success while also looking to the future,” said John Bowman, Chair of B.C. Colleges and president of North Island College. “B.C.’s colleges are sharply focused on the future as we respond to economic change to develop the innovative and creative thinkers our emerging economy needs.”
In The News
At BC Colleges, we want to acknowledge the successes of our colleges, especially excellence in teaching and community building. We celebrate the many milestones, projects, collaborations and announcements from our colleges on our website, in our monthly newsletter, and throughout our social media channels.
Read about the latest news and activities happening at colleges throughout BC in this month’s What’s New at BC Colleges? e-newsletter.
The Next Generation of International Academic Partnerships: Colleges in Vietnam, British Columbia, and Canada
BC Colleges is pleased to endorse, and to be taking part in the BCCIE and Vietnam Association of Community Colleges (VACC) Joint International Education Conference January 17–18, 2019 in Huế, Vietnam.
Okanagan College celebrated the 10th Annual Aboriginal Student Recognition Ceremony, where students, educators and community members came together to recognize students’ accomplishments and acknowledge those who inspired and supported them along the way.
Six new cottage-style buildings will provide spaces for 96 more students, doubling capacity at the college and allowing students to focus on their studies instead of where to live.
At Camosun’s recent Interdisciplinary Day of Learning, nearly 170 attendees were asked if they or their family or friends had been affected by drugs and the overdose crisis.
Students in Selkirk College’s Peace & Justice Studies Program are inviting the community to take part in an open dialogue to discuss the growth of international learners in the region with a goal of increased understanding.
Red is a sacred colour for indigenous nations, believed to be one that helps a spirit find its way home.
Students at Coast Mountain College are celebrating the elimination of interest from B.C. student loans, as part of Budget 2019, that brings debt relief to approximately 200,000 people.
NIC is launching two new culinary programs to help prepare culinary students for the workforce. The new diploma programs combine NIC’s Industry Training Authority-approved Professional Cook levels with business classes and co-op opportunities to further strengthen students’ skills.
Many British Columbians don’t realize that in 2003, the B.C. government deregulated hairdressing. This meant anyone could pick up a pair of scissors and work in this field. But according to Emma Rasmussen, an instructional assistant in the hairstylist certificate program at Vancouver Community College, this is expected to change now that hairdressing is recognized as a Red Seal trade.