Friday, September 25, 2020


Vancouver Island colleges to receive over $1M for more health care training

Out of a total $4.4 million investment in similar programs at institutions across B.C.

These institutions are offering FREE online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Broaden your horizons and take an Ivy League class or two!

Province announces 462 new child care spaces coming to Greater Victoria

As a part of the New Spaces Fund launched in July 2018.

Province announces 260 new child care spaces coming to Victoria

144 of them will be co-located at three elementary schools

Top companies rank UVic graduates among best in Canada for employability (REPORT)

Both Google and Tesla employ dozens of UVic graduates ⚡

New accessible playground opens at Sidney Elementary School

One of four Victoria schools to receive new playgrounds this fall

1 in 4 children in BC are not school-ready when they enter first grade

United Way funds reading programs that can help!

UVic students will study with prison inmates in new philosophy course this Fall

10 UVic students and 10 Wilkinson Road jail inmates will be studying works by influential writers and thinkers

Camosun college will supply free menstrual products on Lansdowne campus washrooms

In the first floor men's and women's washrooms in the Library and Learning Commons

Feds announce $100M investment to research Indigenous health at UVic

It is the federal government’s largest single investment into Indigenous health ever.

BC is increasing public school funding by over $1 billion compared to 2017

Education funding has increased by 17.1%

Province to build new $4.2M Children’s Development Centre in Saanich

The current 53-year-old centre is not up to modern seismic safety standards.

UVic receives $9.1M federal grant to build national Indigenous law centre

It'll be the first Canadian university to offer a Common/Indigenous joint law degree.

Coastal Naturalists are returning to BC Ferries starting tomorrow

Over 100 extra presentations have been added to the schedule! 🐳

Annual World Oceans Day celebration returns to Victoria Fisherman’s Wharf this weekend

Think you’re smart enough to reassemble a life-sized Orca skeleton?

BC announces nearly $3M investment for childcare spaces on Vancouver Island

161 new licensed child care spaces will open within the next 10 years.

Federal government provides $18.8 million for UVic research grants

Funding is going towards “life-altering breakthroughs” in medicine and more.

Victoria student wins provincial science fair for his biomedical research

Another Victoria student came in third place!

Province invests $3.2M to make textbooks at BC universities free

Programs in science, early childhood education, engineering and more will benefit.

UVic researcher awarded $1 million grant to fund his cancer research

He’s designing a diet-based immunotherapy.

Province contributing $27.3M to expand Royal Bay Secondary school

The project will add 21 classrooms to the school.

Province invests nearly $2 million in bursaries for early childhood educators

BC is trying to catch up on “pent up demand for quality child care”.

Province looks to explore new post-secondary options in West Shore (REPORT)

High school graduates are half as likely to attend university as the BC average.

All BC public schools will be required to provide free menstrual products by the...

One-in-seven students has missed school because they couldn't afford menstrual products

The 58th annual VIR Science Fair is happening in Victoria this weekend

Last year’s 17-year-old winner developed a probe to aid in spinal surgeries.

Royal BC Museum seeks public input for modernization initiative

They’re long overdue for a glow up ✨

Province announces measles immunization catch-up program in BC schools

The program will run from April through June of this year.

This new program in BC schools strives to keep teenage boys away from crime

The province is investing $1.12M into the program.

Family benefits and cheaper student loans among BC Budget 2019 highlights

Families can receive up to $28,800 for one child.

Victoria student earns $100,000 national post-secondary scholarship

She is 1 of 35 recipients across Canada

Education on BC’s Great Bear Rainforest now being added to provincial curriculum

BC's coast is home to the rarest bear on earth: the spirit bear.

BC educators are now learning anxiety prevention strategies for classrooms

“When we address these issues early, students will be able to not just survive, but thrive..."

Province developing 24/7 mental health support for post-secondary students

13% of students surveyed had seriously considered suicide.

BC government creating new curriculum to bring more Indigenous perspectives into schools

“The new curriculum helps to ensure K-12 students learn Indigenous perspectives in all grades and subjects – from math to science to literature.”

Province creates new scholarship for women in STEM

10 women have received it so far, and 2 are from UVic!

B.C. students will have access to more extra curricular activities this year

Were you (or are you) part of any school clubs?
BC Legislature

Rallies about sexual orientation education at school happening in Victoria tomorrow

One group wants to keep the conversation about sexual orientation and gender identity out of classrooms - the other does not
Earthquake Drill Shake Out BC

Make sure to register for BC’s largest earthquake drill of the year

More than 3,000 earthquakes occur in BC each year

UVic working on plans to create marijuana smoking areas

Legalization is slated for October 17th

New dictionary released to preserve language of Saanich Peninsula First Nations

It took 40 years to put together 1500 pages of this Indigenous Vancouver Island language
Royal Roads Post-Secondary

B.C. government establishes new scholarship for Royal Roads students

The scholarship fund is part of a $12-million investment announced last month.
Cannabis Camosun College

Camosun College is now offering online cannabis classes

Required textbook = The Grow Bible 🌿
Royal Roads Post-Secondary

Province looks at making post-secondary education more accessible in the West Shore

Royal Roads University just got $250,000 from the BC Government