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TRU: 2017 Distinguished Alumni announced

March 24, 2017 Five alumni and the BC Lottery Corporation will be recognized on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. The TRU Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize graduates who have enhanced the reputation of the university through their outstanding career, public service, community service, athletic, arts and culture, or academic achievements. This […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201716 Views

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On the road to a solid career: Aboriginal students learn road-building skills

March  25, 2017 CAMPBELL RIVER – The Province is providing $95,000 so 10 Aboriginal students in the Campbell River-area can learn the skills needed for employment in the British Columbia road building and forestry machinery sector. The program is being delivered through a partnership with Nanwakolas Council and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Participants will complete […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201743 Views

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A Blueprint For Fixing Post-Secondary Education – The Tyee

Finland offers lessons on making education work for students, staff and country. Canadian post-secondary education can’t continue on the same path it has followed for the last 25 years or so. As a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives points out, just in the past 15 years college tuition has doubled, university […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201744 Views

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CBC Investigates – ‘The rose-coloured glasses are off’: Why experts, students suspect racism under-reported on campuses – CBC

CBC News investigation finds many universities received few or no racism complaints in past 5 years Mar 22, 2017 A CBC News investigation has found many Canadian universities received few or no complaints of racial discrimination on campus over the past five years, but experts and students — and even a couple of the universities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201723 Views

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Diversity Fund put towards student consultation – The Ubyssey

March 21, 2017 The “Commitment to Diversity Fund” that was launched last November is being used to finance the review process that will make recommendations about the fund’s future designation. The $300,000 put into the fund this year will support the review process. The Equity and Inclusion office, which is conducting the review, is doing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201713 Views

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Strategy will help future jobs in B.C.’s northwest

March 21, 2017 KITIMAT – A $248,525 study funded by the British Columbia government, in partnership with the Kitamaat Valley Education Society, will create a strategy for employers to attract and retain workers in and around Kitimat, Terrace and Smithers. The goal of the strategy is to build community capacity and address the market challenges […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201726 Views

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Central Okanagan residents receiving training for local jobs with government support

March 21, 2017 KELOWNA – Up to 322 job seekers are receiving training for jobs in the Central Okanagan, thanks to support from the federal and provincial governments. The governments have allocated more than $1 million in total to Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) and YMCA of Okanagan to deliver three training programs from fall 2016 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201718 Views

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Camosun: Cultural Showcase celebrates international and local students’ talent

March 17, 2017 On Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, more than 10 different acts will bring cultures together and celebrate diverse expressions of talent. Admission is free for this family-friendly event. The popular Camosun International Cultural Showcase, now in its tenth consecutive year, celebrates a talented cohort […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201716 Views

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NLC: Increased staffing for student support a 2017-18 Northern Lights College budget highlight

March 20, 2017 The $34.1 million budget was approved at the March 15 meeting of the College’s Board of Governors. “After considerable work and deliberation on this year’s budget I am pleased that there will be an increase in College staffing,” said Kurjata. “There will be increased supports for a number of departmental areas at […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201713 Views

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FNHA and UBC establish chair to prevent cancer and improve wellbeing

March 17, 2017 UBC President Santa Ono and Joe Gallagher, chief executive officer of the FNHA, announce a new chair to improve cancer outcomes and wellness among First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Credit: Lindsey Donovan Photography. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201719 Views

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