“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.
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".
As communities across British Columbia heighten efforts to protect from wildfire, students in the Selkirk College Forest Technology Program are continuing their partnership with the City of Castlegar to help with fuel mitigation efforts in the most vulnerable areas.
College of New Caledonia Web and Graphic Design (WEGD) students shared two years of work with the community during a year-end Design Showcase this month.
Langara College has launched its refreshed brand identity, incorporating the name snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓given to it by the Musqueam people. The name snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ means ‘house of teachings’ in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language and was given to Langara in recognition of the growing relationship between the College and Musqueam, and Langara’s location on Musqueam unceded traditional territory.
The Board of Governors of Camosun College is pleased to announce that the Songhees Nation is the recipient of the 2019 Award for Innovation and Community Partnership.