Post-secondary Education

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

 

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.

 

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate student Kelsey Kryzanowski at the Beaufort Children’s Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Photo supplied

North Island College offers early childhood care and education certificate

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate students are preparing…

 

Robert Gunn of Alberni Climate Action loads garbage discovered in the Alberni Inlet around Cous Creek into his canoe during a recent ocean shoreline cleanup. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Climate Action group creates NIC scholarship

Students attending college full time may apply through NIC

Robert Gunn of Alberni Climate Action loads garbage discovered in the Alberni Inlet around Cous Creek into his canoe during a recent ocean shoreline cleanup. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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 13, 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
Sean Hyun Lee of Port Alberni has been named a Schulich Leader Scholarship winner for science. The ADSS grad earned the $80,000 scholarship from the University of Victoria. (PHOTO COURTESY SEAN LEE)

Alberni high school grad earns $80K Schulich scholarship

Sean Hyun Lee will study math, science at University of Victoria

Sean Hyun Lee of Port Alberni has been named a Schulich Leader Scholarship winner for science. The ADSS grad earned the $80,000 scholarship from the University of Victoria. (PHOTO COURTESY SEAN LEE)
Komal Hayre of Port Alberni has been named a 2020 Beedie Luminary recipient. Hayre received a $40,000 scholarship to go toward her post-secondary degree in Economics at the University of Victoria. (PHOTO COURTESY KOMAL HAYRE)

Port Alberni student earns $40K Beedie Luminaries scholarship

Komal Hayre will study economics at the University of Victoria

Komal Hayre of Port Alberni has been named a 2020 Beedie Luminary recipient. Hayre received a $40,000 scholarship to go toward her post-secondary degree in Economics at the University of Victoria. (PHOTO COURTESY KOMAL HAYRE)
The 2020 Alberni District Secondary School graduates are preparing for a very unique grad celebration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ADSS has spent the past few weeks filming a virtual grad ceremony that will air on Shaw TV on July 3. In this photo, ADSS vice-principal Jeannette Badovinac shows graduate Chanta Marshall how to reposition her tassel during filming of the socially-distanced graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 11. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni District Secondary’s class of 2020 celebrates virtually

‘Prom cruise’ has been approved for grads to drive through town

The 2020 Alberni District Secondary School graduates are preparing for a very unique grad celebration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ADSS has spent the past few weeks filming a virtual grad ceremony that will air on Shaw TV on July 3. In this photo, ADSS vice-principal Jeannette Badovinac shows graduate Chanta Marshall how to reposition her tassel during filming of the socially-distanced graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 11. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
North Island College faculty + new virtual world bring benefits for students

North Island College faculty + new virtual world bring benefits for students

Courses delivered with innovation and value

  • Jun 1, 2020
North Island College faculty + new virtual world bring benefits for students
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
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Students are starting to look for summer work, with few options in the usual places. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada’s students start looking for summer work, with few options in usual places

Statistics Canada reported the youth employment rate dropped to 49 per cent at the outset of the pandemic

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Students are starting to look for summer work, with few options in the usual places. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Captain Harry Johnston has joined NIC’s marine training team and will teach expanded marine training offerings at NIC’s Port Alberni campus, starting this spring. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

North Island College brings marine training to Port Alberni

Marine Training instructor Captain Harry Johnston joins NIC team

Captain Harry Johnston has joined NIC’s marine training team and will teach expanded marine training offerings at NIC’s Port Alberni campus, starting this spring. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
North Island College president John Bowman addresses a crowd at one of four regional forums held in November 2019 to discuss the institution’s strategic plan. (PHOTO COURTESY NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE)

North Island College unveils draft strategic plan, asks for feedback

Plan looks at next five years of growth, stability for post-secondary institution

North Island College president John Bowman addresses a crowd at one of four regional forums held in November 2019 to discuss the institution’s strategic plan. (PHOTO COURTESY NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE)