New Master of GIS Applications Program Approved for VIU

Students can now map their futures in a growing in-demand field through Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) newest master’s program. VIU has received approval from BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education and the provincial Degree Quality Assessment Board to offer a two-year Master of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications program starting in September 2015.  Read more…..  

UFV School of Business brings home the gold

Four UFV School of Business students travelled to Kelowna with faculty advisor Kevin deWolde, to participate in the Western Canada Business Simulation Competition. The team won the gold and several top individual awards, including top VP HR award, top CEO award, and top VP Marketing award.  Read more….

Kwantlen Polytechic University seeks a new Vice President, Finance and Administration

With a broad mandate focusing on access, academic and work-ready education as well as innovation & scholarship, KPU seeks a new Vice-President Finance and Administration (VPFA) who will help shape the institution during a period of dynamic growth and change. Your vision and leadership are needed to work effectively with a team of senior administrators and our multi-campus communities.  The portfolio includes the functions of Finance and Procurement Services, Human Resource Services, Information and Educational Technology, Security and Emergency Planning, … Continued

Harper Government Seeks to Increase Training Opportunities in Partnership with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

February 10, 2015 – Merritt, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan—Coquihalla, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced over $1.75 million in funding to support training for skilled trades. This investment, provided through the Western Diversification Program, will be used by NVIT to purchase a mobile trailer used to deliver the Bridging to Trades program in Aboriginal … Continued

Emily Carr University and Applied Arts Partners complete financial close

Emily Carr University and Applied Arts Partners complete financial close and move toward the final stages before groundbreaking and the building of a new campus for Emily Carr University. VANCOUVER – The construction of a new home for Emily Carr University of Art + Design took another step forward yesterday, with the signing of a contract between Emily Carr University and Applied Arts Partners.  Read more…

Emily Carr and CME Announce New Partnership

Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters British Columbia and Canada Makes are pleased to announce a new partnership agreement on additive manufacturing. The announcement was made at the Material Matters 3D Printing Forum, held Thursday January 29, 2015. “CME BC welcomes these partnerships between public and private institutions as a way of helping BC manufacturing,” said Marcus Ewert-Johns, CME BC Vice-President. “Additive manufacturing is quickly becoming key to innovation for manufacturers and CME … Continued

New equipment helps Lower Mainland trades students get skilled

VANCOUVER – Three public post-secondary institutions in the Lower Mainland will receive a total of $1,103,048 to buy new trades training equipment that supports students entering in-demand occupations critical to the economy. British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will receive $421,500 for new trades training equipment. Examples include a CNC lathe that will be used in the machinist and millwright programs, a motor grader that will be used in the heavy mechanic programs, welding equipment that will be used in … Continued

JIBC strengthens its commitment to support Aboriginal learners

JIBC signs Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Indigenous Education Protocol. On January 23, Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) signed Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) historic Indigenous Education Protocol. This aspirational document reaffirms the Institute’s commitment to Indigenous education and provides a vision of how it will strive to improve and better serve Indigenous peoples.  Read more…..  

BCIT offers first-in-Canada Bachelor’s Degree in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering

BURNABY, BC: Students torn between a career as a Geologist or a career as an Engineer will soon have a much easier decision. Starting this Fall, BCIT will offer a new Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering. This unique degree builds on BCIT’s 50-year track-record of offering the Mineral Exploration and Mining Diploma as well as industry relevant engineering and trades programs .   Read more…

BCIT welcomes launch of the Canada Apprentice Loan

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces details of program during Annacis Island Campus event For immediate release: January 8, 2015 ANNACIS ISLAND, DELTA, BC: Apprentices pursuing a career in the trades may now find it easier to fund their education, thanks to the launch of the Canada Apprentice Loan program. Announced today at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Vancouver Community College (VCC) Motive Power Centre of Excellence Campus in Delta by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the federal government … Continued