Post-secondary Education

Small-scale seafood producers will get a boost toward competing in global market producers with a new seafood business accelerator program at Vancouver Island University. (Photo submitted)

‘Accelerator’ program meant to help Vancouver Island seafood businesses become competitive

Island Coastal Economic Trust supporting Vancouver Island University program

 

See if this comprehensive training program at Discovery Community College is perfect for you. Stock photo

Get the skills to be a Justice and Community Safety Leadership Professional in as little as 61 weeks

Program starts on Dec. 14 for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland residents

  • Nov 28, 2022

 

Tsugio Kurushima leads the Uminari Taiko drummers through an opening song at a lunchtime performance for VIUWorld Days at Vancouver Island University Thursday, Nov. 3. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

International perspectives celebrated in Nanaimo at WorldVIU Days

Vancouver Island University hosts week of celebrating diversity of campus life

 

Chef Motoi Kurisu, of Kyoto, Japan, jokes with VIU culinary arts students as he demonstrates how to shave a daikon radish into a parchment-thin strip. Kurisu said the cut was inspired by the texture and reflected light from the surface of the water in a fast-running section of the Katsura River in Kyoto. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin

PHOTOS: Chef from Japan demonstrates culinary knife skills at VIU’s Nanaimo campus

Chef Motoi Kurisu of Kyoto on hand for launch of VIU culinary certification program

Chef Motoi Kurisu, of Kyoto, Japan, jokes with VIU culinary arts students as he demonstrates how to shave a daikon radish into a parchment-thin strip. Kurisu said the cut was inspired by the texture and reflected light from the surface of the water in a fast-running section of the Katsura River in Kyoto. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin
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’

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
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
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.
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)
In the Vancouver Island University Pathways to Post-secondary Program, students work with a coordinator create an education plan that includes the pre-requisites they need to get into the program they want to attend. For example, if they are planning to take the Early Childhood Education program and they need to upgrade their English 12, their coursework will feature vocabulary they’ll use as an Early Childhood Educator.

Free program at Vancouver Island University makes education an option for all

Vancouver Island University’s Roberta Jenkins describes herself as a terrible student. “I…

  • Aug 29, 2022
In the Vancouver Island University Pathways to Post-secondary Program, students work with a coordinator create an education plan that includes the pre-requisites they need to get into the program they want to attend. For example, if they are planning to take the Early Childhood Education program and they need to upgrade their English 12, their coursework will feature vocabulary they’ll use as an Early Childhood Educator.
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)
Master of education graduates Amber Mark, left, Kelley Rumley, Celine Derksen and Erin Uchacz react to their images on a cell phone as they take a group selfie moments before their convocation procession at Vancouver Island University on Friday, June 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

More than 1,000 graduates cross the stage at VIU convocation

Grad ceremonies were first held on campus in Nanaimo in more than 20 years

Master of education graduates Amber Mark, left, Kelley Rumley, Celine Derksen and Erin Uchacz react to their images on a cell phone as they take a group selfie moments before their convocation procession at Vancouver Island University on Friday, June 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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)
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*