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.

Camosun Faculty and Staff Collaborate on Indigenization Guides for BC Post-Secondary Institutions

BC post-secondary faculty and staff now have a wealth of in-depth resources and support as they work toward incorporating reconciliation and Indigenization into their teaching and learning practices, thanks to a new series of open educational guides. The project was managed by Camosun College faculty member Dianne Biin in collaboration with BCcampus, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and a community of Indigenous and ally writers across the province.

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Faculty Spotlight: Paula Avender, Early Childhood Care and Education

Paula Avender is one of many reasons to study early childhood care and education at NIC.

Prior to joining NIC as a sessional instructor, Paula was a community care facilities licensing officer, a family support worker and an early childhood educator. She holds a certificate in early childhood education, a degree in child and youth care and a masters of arts in counselling psychology.

“I am passionate about supporting students to understand the role they play in the lives of the children and families whom they work with,” she says. “My experience as a licensing officer also allows me to share how early childhood educators can promote the well-being of children and families through the use of provincial legislation.&rdquo

NIC is offering a new part-time option for students to earn their Early Childhood Care & Education certificate starting this January. Classes run evenings and weekends, making it the perfect option for those already working in the profession who want to upgrade their skills.

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Education Hits the Right Note for Okanagan College Alumna

Professional figure skater Nina Greschner arrived at Okanagan College last fall and traded in her skates for headphones and a mixing board as she stepped into a new career and launched a cutting-edge business focused on helping other athletes achieve their best.

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