Twelve people in Campbell River are getting training as wildland firefighters to help protect B.C.'s communities and natural resources, and gain skills that could be foundations for rewarding careers.
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.
Canada’s First Sim(PLY) DIY Housing Model Manufactured by Camosun Innovates in Partnership with Clemson University and Anomura Housing Society
Fuelled by the pioneering sim(PLY) technology designed by Clemson University, Camosun Innovates is currently manufacturing a proof-of-concept housing structure at the college’s Interurban campus—the first step in an international post-secondary and community partnership that seeks to make this unique affordable housing solution widely available in BC’s capital region.
Two Langara students were recognized for their outstanding academic and professional achievements by the Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (ACE-WIL), BC/Yukon chapter. Lucy Morrow received the College Co-op Student of the Year Award, while Lara Griner received the College Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Student of the Year.
Okanagan College’s Marilyn Alexis is being honoured by colleagues across Canada for her work helping to build connections between the College, the North Okanagan community and Indigenous people and their culture.
Northern Development Initiative Trust approves nearly $1 million for economic initiatives in Northern BC
Northern Development Initiative Trust approves nearly $1 million for economic initiatives in Northern BC. Northern Development approved four major projects in its service region that will support and strengthen the local economy through its Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program.
The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to colleges and universities across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students.
Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ajay Patel as Vice President, Enterprise and International Development. This role provides strategic leadership to VCC's International Education department, Partnership Development Office, and Continuing Studies.
A five-day immersive Selkirk College course focused on regional Indigenous history and knowledge will provide those seeking valuable insight an opportunity to delve deeper into intercultural relations.
When Christine Sampson moved to Vancouver 15 years ago from Prince Rupert, B.C., she trained and worked as a child care provider. Christine loves children and enjoyed her job, but full-time positions were scarce at the time. With a daughter of her own to support, Christine turned to retail jobs for a more reliable income, letting her provincial Early Childhood Educator certificate expire.
NIC has been gifted a Kwak’wala name for its Port Hardy/Mount Waddington Regional campus. The campus will now be known as Mixalakwila, meaning "maker of what’s been dreamt about".