Post-secondary Education

St. Michaels University School student Dave Duru hopes to study medicine at Cambridge University in the U.K., which has accepted him into its direct-entry medicine program. (Courtesy SMUS)

U.K.’s iconic Cambridge calls to highly touted Vancouver Island high school student

Saanich teen Dave Duru one of 22 international students accepted for unique medicine program

 

Victoria’s Sprott Shaw College is hosting open houses at their Bastion Square campus for medical office and health unit administration programs every Friday this month. (Courtesy of Sprott Shaw College)

Recruits needed to fill Vancouver Island’s medical office assistant gaps

Victoria’s Sprott-Shaw college recruiting for in-demand medical admin programs

 

People take part in a rally calling on the federal government to expand the permanent status program to include all refugees, international students, undocumented migrants and temporary foreign workers near Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s constituency office in Montreal, Sunday, May 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Feds extend post-grad work permits for 50,000 students — but advocates say it’s not enough

International students cannot count work experience during their studies toward permanent residency

People take part in a rally calling on the federal government to expand the permanent status program to include all refugees, international students, undocumented migrants and temporary foreign workers near Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s constituency office in Montreal, Sunday, May 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Amanda Vick is part of the first graduating class of the Indigenous law program at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)

Students of the world’s first Indigenous law program set to graduate in B.C.

Graduates to influence areas of law such as constitutionalism, Indigenous governance

Amanda Vick is part of the first graduating class of the Indigenous law program at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)
Anne Kang, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, unveils plans for a $3.7-million expansion project at the Shq’apthut Indigenous gathering place at Vancouver Island University on April 8. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Province investing $3.3 million into VIU Indigenous gathering place expansion

Offices, ceremonial space and more coming to Vancouver Island University Nanaimo campus

Anne Kang, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, unveils plans for a $3.7-million expansion project at the Shq’apthut Indigenous gathering place at Vancouver Island University on April 8. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Kevin Hall, UVic president and vice-chancellor, UVic chancellor Marion Buller, second from left, VIU chancellor Cloy-e-iss, Judith Sayers, and Deborah Saucier, VIU president and vice-chancellor, pose with a talking stick carved by Ts’usquinuxn, William Good. (Vancouver Island University photo)

Talking stick gifted to Vancouver Island University Chancellor Judith Sayers

Hand-carved tool honours chancellor’s heritage, helps bind traditional knowledge, academia

Kevin Hall, UVic president and vice-chancellor, UVic chancellor Marion Buller, second from left, VIU chancellor Cloy-e-iss, Judith Sayers, and Deborah Saucier, VIU president and vice-chancellor, pose with a talking stick carved by Ts’usquinuxn, William Good. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Daniella Okezie poses for a portrait at a studio in Kitchener, Ont., in a Feb. 15, 2022, handout photo. Okezie is going to walk across the stage to mark the completion of her bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Click Photography, Christine Kufske, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Universities in Canada plan in-person convocation ceremonies after lengthy hiatus

Daniella Okezie has been practising her strut. In a few weeks, the…

Daniella Okezie poses for a portrait at a studio in Kitchener, Ont., in a Feb. 15, 2022, handout photo. Okezie is going to walk across the stage to mark the completion of her bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Click Photography, Christine Kufske, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
NIC president Lisa Domae and Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard announced a new housing complex for the Comox Valley campus on Friday morning. Photo by Mike Chouinard

North Island College plans 217-unit housing on Comox Valley campus

Housing complex will have options for single students, families from around Island

NIC president Lisa Domae and Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard announced a new housing complex for the Comox Valley campus on Friday morning. Photo by Mike Chouinard
VIU Nanaimo campus Elder-In-Residence Gary Manson shares his historical and cultural perspective outside Shq’apthut (A Gathering Place), the campus hub for Indigenous support in 2016. (John McKinley/file)

Vancouver Island University working to decolonize B.C. classrooms

Plan calls for Indigenizing VIU, rather than have it serve as a tool of colonialism

VIU Nanaimo campus Elder-In-Residence Gary Manson shares his historical and cultural perspective outside Shq’apthut (A Gathering Place), the campus hub for Indigenous support in 2016. (John McKinley/file)
Langara College in Vancouver. (Wikimedia Commons)

B.C. post-secondary students launch petitions calling for online learning

Students call for online classes and enhanced safety measures in the classroom

Langara College in Vancouver. (Wikimedia Commons)
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Students concerns heard, exams will continue in-person: UBC

Spokesperson says school administration has worked closely with health officials to ensure students are safe

The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Diane Naugler, executive director of the NIC Foundation receives $30,000 from NISU staff members Emma Warren, campus and community relations and Carissa Wilson, executive director. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

North Island Students’ Union donates $30,000 for NIC student bursaries

Donation is in recognition of NISU’s 30th anniversary

Diane Naugler, executive director of the NIC Foundation receives $30,000 from NISU staff members Emma Warren, campus and community relations and Carissa Wilson, executive director. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Domestic students pursuing a degree in dentistry in Canada, including at the University of Victoria, pay on average the highest undergraduate tuition fees, while future teachers pay the lowest. (Black Press Media File)

Future teachers fork out Canada’s lowest tuitions, future dentists pay a mouthful

Drilling down into this year’s numbers shows a wide range in Canadian university fees

Domestic students pursuing a degree in dentistry in Canada, including at the University of Victoria, pay on average the highest undergraduate tuition fees, while future teachers pay the lowest. (Black Press Media File)
A pedestrian walks past the University of Alberta Butter Dome in Edmonton Alta, on December 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta’s post-secondary schools saying no to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Leading institutions will strongly encourage vaccination, but won’t go so far as to mandate it.

A pedestrian walks past the University of Alberta Butter Dome in Edmonton Alta, on December 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The main foyer of North Island College’s Campbell River campus. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

NIC launches Fall Orientation

NIC has launched its student orientation for Fall 2021: Let’s ConNICt. Let’s…

  • Aug 4, 2021
The main foyer of North Island College’s Campbell River campus. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
North Island College early childhood care and education certificate student Kelsey Kryzanowski at the Beaufort Children’s Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Photo supplied

North Island College offers early childhood care and education certificate

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate students are preparing…

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate student Kelsey Kryzanowski at the Beaufort Children’s Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Photo supplied
A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19: B.C. tells universities, colleges to prepare for on-campus learning this fall

Safety top of mind for province, post-secondary institutions

A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NIC instructor Tom Klatt works with a student in NIC’s carpentry shop. Women in Construction Trades training will be held in communities throughout the region – giving women a chance to sample various trades and explore new career opportunities. NIC photo

Women invited to sample the construction trades

Women interested in exploring a career in trades are invited to a…

  • Nov 24, 2020
NIC instructor Tom Klatt works with a student in NIC’s carpentry shop. Women in Construction Trades training will be held in communities throughout the region – giving women a chance to sample various trades and explore new career opportunities. NIC photo
Academic Edge runs at North Island College in Courtenay. Photo courtesy NIC

NIC and VIU launch regional work-integrated learning hub

Aim to create new, mutually beneficial opportunities for students and employers north of the Malahat

  • Oct 27, 2020
Academic Edge runs at North Island College in Courtenay. Photo courtesy NIC