For most families, “back to school” is a happy ritual marked by new clothes, fresh school supplies, and reunions with friends. For many other Canadians, however, education was a fragmented or even detrimental experience, with some having never gone to school at all.
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.
Amir Taghinia has accomplished a lot since arriving in Vancouver as a refugee only 10 months ago. He’s found a place to live, started a full-time job, enrolled in school, learned to cook, and even goes to the gym.
Sometimes, one nurse can make a world of difference. When Alicia Bruyere’s mother suffered a stroke in 2012, it was a particular nurse’s kindness and open communication that made her hospital stay bearable. This experience even inspired Alicia to pursue nursing herself.
It’s the largest gift ever to support Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus, and it will accelerate a centre of excellence in automotive training and open doors for students for years to come.
Margaret Atwood and Camosun's Ken Steacy Launch "War Bears" — an Exciting Three-Part Graphic Novel Set in Wartime Canada
A creative tour de force, Ken Steacy—instructor and co-founder with his wife Joan of Camosun's Comics & Graphic Novels program—speaks with the passion and authority of a person who's always known what he wanted to do.
Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to accept a gift of $150,000 from the Vancouver Foundation to support the expansion of employment training programs for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Fort St. John resident Kory Wood knows first-hand the importance of education to create opportunity and growth, and of giving back to the community.
Carving pathways and connections between her experiences seems to come naturally to Langara alum, Laura Beaudry.
As the emerging cannabis industry continues to spark growing interest and dialogue, Okanagan College has partnered with experts across the region and beyond to develop a diverse offering of courses – from greenhouse pest management techniques to business fundamentals and retail sales training.
A new collaboration between Okanagan College and Brock University is opening doors for those looking to teach trades and technology.