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.


Baking with the Best: VCC Student Earns Top Recognition at WorldSkills Tag: Vancouver Community College

At Vancouver Community College (VCC), we’re extremely proud of our skilled trades competitors, whether they’re aiming for medals in regional, provincial, or national competitions. Every two years, however, the WorldSkills competition offers a chance for ultimate international recognition.

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Literacy Programming Connects EAL Students with Newcomer Families Tag: Vancouver Community College

When Zahra Jalali immigrated to Canada as a young mother, she already had a degree in English translation from her home country of Iran. She soon realized, however, that knowing and using a language in everyday life were very different things, and she enrolled in English as an Additional Language (EAL) courses at VCC.

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VCC Celebration Marks Milestone in ASL, Deaf studies Tag: Vancouver Community College

Vancouver Community College (VCC) celebrates its history as a leading educator in American Sign Language Studies (ASL) when it commemorates 45 years of service through the Deaf and hard of hearing, ASL and Deaf studies, and visually impaired programs, as well as interpreting services. 

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Healing History: Enhancing Indigenous Health Care at VCC Tag: Vancouver Community College

As a child, Lawrence (Larry) Becker spent a lot of time in hospital. Even though he suffered from a rare metabolic disorder, he has only positive things to say about the care he received. It was this experience that motivated him to start a career as a medical office assistant. “I want to give back what was given to me,” he says.

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VCC Partnership with Musqueam Advances Early Childhood Education Tag: Vancouver Community College

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.

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