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Start a rewarding career in your community: Free dual-certificate program begins in November

Personal Support and Mental Health Worker program starts Nov. 28 for Central, North Island residents

  • Oct 31, 2022

 

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada to allow international students to work more hours due to labour shortage

CASA: ‘This is not only a win for international students, but also for Canada’

 

Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022

 

Students returning to campuses across British Columbia including the University of Victoria are paying among the highest tuitions across the country with high housing costs another compounding factor. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

B.C. graduate students pay the second-highest tuitions in Canada

Annual undergraduate tuition in Canada rates rose 2.6 per cent

Students returning to campuses across British Columbia including the University of Victoria are paying among the highest tuitions across the country with high housing costs another compounding factor. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. Two years after dumping their controversial Clan nickname, Simon Fraser University’s sports teams will be called the Red Leafs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Two years after dumping the Clan, Simon Fraser teams will be known as the Red Leafs

Red Leafs will debut their new look with a launch party on Thursday

Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. Two years after dumping their controversial Clan nickname, Simon Fraser University’s sports teams will be called the Red Leafs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Anne Kang, B.C.’s minister of advanced education and skills training, announces the province is spending $87 million to build new student housing spaces at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Province announces it’s spending $87 million on student housing at VIU

Residences will be nine storeys and utilize ‘hybrid mass timber’ construction

Anne Kang, B.C.’s minister of advanced education and skills training, announces the province is spending $87 million to build new student housing spaces at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
University of British Columbia president and vice chancellor Santa Ono poses for a portrait following an event at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday, June, 13, 2016. The University of Michigan will name Ono as its new president, two sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
University of British Columbia president and vice chancellor Santa Ono poses for a portrait following an event at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday, June, 13, 2016. The University of Michigan will name Ono as its new president, two sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
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

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)
Discovery Community College is hosting an on-campus open house on Thursday, June 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Nanaimo.

Explore your career opportunities at Discovery Community College open house

On-campus event runs Thursday, June 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Nanaimo

  • May 23, 2022
Discovery Community College is hosting an on-campus open house on Thursday, June 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Nanaimo.
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

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)
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
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)
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