Post-secondary Education

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Mike Randall, a graduate of Camosun College’s fine furniture program, was named the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner for 2022. (Courtesy Camosun College)

Fine furniture specialist receives Camosun’s distinguished alumni award

Lifetime learner Mike Randall achieving business success by following his dream

Mike Randall, a graduate of Camosun College’s fine furniture program, was named the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner for 2022. (Courtesy Camosun College)
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)

Cambridge calls to highly touted St. Michaels University student from Saanich

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)
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)

Victoria college recruiting for in-demand medical admin programs

Need desperate in region for people to take on such roles, Sprott Shaw director says

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
The above rendering is a site concept plan of the proposed film studio at Camosun College’s Interurban campus in Saanich. (Rendering courtesy Joint Photographic Experts Group)

Camosun film studio in Saanich moves along as community concerns heard

Traffic, neighbourhood disruption and environmental impact discussed

The above rendering is a site concept plan of the proposed film studio at Camosun College’s Interurban campus in Saanich. (Rendering courtesy Joint Photographic Experts Group)
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)
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 at UVic set to graduate

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)
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*
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)
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
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.
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)
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