Post-secondary Education

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

 

A virtual career and post-second and post-secondary education event is taking place in Greater Victoria from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, showcasing an array of career and educational opportunities.

Jumpstart your career search today!

Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to Greater Victoria

  • Jan 17, 2022

 

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

 

A virtual career and post-second and post-secondary education event is taking place in Greater Victoria from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, showcasing an array of career and educational opportunities.

Jumpstart your career search today!

Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to Greater Victoria

  • Jan 10, 2022
A virtual career and post-second and post-secondary education event is taking place in Greater Victoria from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, showcasing an array of career and educational opportunities.
A virtual career and post-second and post-secondary education event is taking place in Greater Victoria from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, showcasing an array of career and educational opportunities.

Jumpstart your career search today!

Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to Greater Victoria

  • Jan 3, 2022
A virtual career and post-second and post-secondary education event is taking place in Greater Victoria from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, showcasing an array of career and educational opportunities.
Vancouver Island University announced it is delaying the start of the new semester by a week and plans to resume classes Jan. 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIU delaying start of new semester due to COVID-19

Campus will open Jan. 4 but classes won’t resume until Jan. 10

Vancouver Island University announced it is delaying the start of the new semester by a week and plans to resume classes Jan. 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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
National Child Day, an initiative of Children First Canada, was celebrated at Stelly’s Secondary School in Cental Saanich on Nov. 16. (Children First Canada/Facebook)

Stelly’s Secondary students in Central Saanich join celebration of National Child Day

Nationwide event Nov. 16 honoured resilience of children, unique rights of Indigenous children

National Child Day, an initiative of Children First Canada, was celebrated at Stelly’s Secondary School in Cental Saanich on Nov. 16. (Children First Canada/Facebook)
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)

Dentistry students drill down the most for tuition fees in Canada

Full-time domestic undergrads average $6,693 in fees for 2021-22 school year

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 Island Medical Program is looking for female practitioners who are comfortable with their bodies to teach students at University of Victoria how to medically examine female patients. (Photo courtesy of Island Health)

Female practitioners sought to teach physical exams to Greater Victoria med students

Training involves acting as both instructor and patient for sensitive female examinations

The Island Medical Program is looking for female practitioners who are comfortable with their bodies to teach students at University of Victoria how to medically examine female patients. (Photo courtesy of Island Health)
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
North Island College has placed signage and floor markings across campuses to show what physical distancing requirements need to be followed this year. Photo submitted

Virtual career fair connect students, employers across Vancouver Island

First time for multi-institutional career fair

  • Nov 18, 2020
North Island College has placed signage and floor markings across campuses to show what physical distancing requirements need to be followed this year. Photo submitted
Deborah Saucier, Vancouver Island University president and vice-chancellor, was among the panelists in the Future of Post-Secondary Education discussion at the State of the Island Economic Summit on Oct. 28. (VIEA YouTube screenshot)

Vancouver Island’s universities challenged to ‘build community’ amid remote learning

VIU, UVic and Royal Roads University admin discuss COVID-19 impact on post-secondary education

Deborah Saucier, Vancouver Island University president and vice-chancellor, was among the panelists in the Future of Post-Secondary Education discussion at the State of the Island Economic Summit on Oct. 28. (VIEA YouTube screenshot)
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 29, 2020
Academic Edge runs at North Island College in Courtenay. Photo courtesy NIC
Students enjoy snow cones at last year’s Rock VIU event at Vancouver Island University campus. (News Bulletin file photo)

VIU’s orientation week will be virtual this year

Vancouver Island University planning online Rock VIU events for next week

Students enjoy snow cones at last year’s Rock VIU event at Vancouver Island University campus. (News Bulletin file photo)
Judith Sayers will begin a three-year term as VIU chancellor in the fall. (Vancouver Island University photo)

Tribal council president named as VIU’s next chancellor

Judith Sayers accepts leadership role at Nanaimo university

Judith Sayers will begin a three-year term as VIU chancellor in the fall. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Seth Recalma and Kayla Passmore, chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference, pose together at a previous VIU event. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU leadership conference online for month of June

Students and community members can sign up for the speaker series and/or the excursion series

  • Jun 5, 2020
Seth Recalma and Kayla Passmore, chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference, pose together at a previous VIU event. (Vancouver Island University photo)
The University of Ottawa campus is quiet, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. The federal government announced funding for post-secondary students affected by Covid-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Students, recent grads can apply for emergency benefit on Friday, Trudeau says

CESB is part of $9B fund to help students amid pandemic

The University of Ottawa campus is quiet, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. The federal government announced funding for post-secondary students affected by Covid-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE – People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on November 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on November 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck