VCC, BCIT, SFU sign unique collaboration agreement

VCC, BCIT, SFU sign unique collaboration agreement

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- It’s a commitment to a higher level of collaboration in the post-secondary sector.

photo of Sal Ferreras

On Wednesday, March 13, Vancouver Community College (VCC), Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) signed a trilateral agreement designed to better enable and encourage student mobility between institutions.
With a common interest in student success, VCC, SFU and BCIT are opening doors to share expertise, remove barriers that might exist from one school to the next and explore new methods of program development, which could result in more laddering opportunities for students or joint program delivery.

"Many students are looking for multiple pathways that involve programs at the both the college and university level," says Sal Ferreras, VCC vice-president, education and student services. "This memorandum of understanding will help make those choices more clear and educational pathways easier to navigate."

Working together may also include the possibility of shared resources and facilities to ensure that all students – whether enrolled at BCIT, SFU or VCC - are learning in the best possible environment and afforded the highest chance of success.

Photo (from left): Sal Ferreras, VCC vice-president, education and student services; Paul Dangerfield, BCIT vice-president, education, research and international; Jon Driver, SFU vice-president, academic.

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