In the Community

Inge Bolin, Applied Anthropologist: Making a difference

February 4, 1997

"Ever since Margaret Mead brought anthropology into world notice," said Malaspina University-College's anthropology instructor Inge Bolin, "it has become acceptable for anthropologists to get involved with the cultures they work with in the field. My area of interest - applied anthropology - is simply putting theory into practice." Bolin is no "armchair anthropologist." She conducts her... Read more

Malaspina's new Education degree approved by B.C. College of Teachers

January 26, 1997

Malaspina University-College has received approval from the British Columbia College of Teachers (BCCT) to offer a new Bachelor of Education degree program. "We're very pleased that our program has passed the rigorous examination of the College of Teachers," said Malaspina University-College president Rich Johnston. Malaspina has been offering an elementary education degree program in... Read more

Malaspina's Fitness Centre provides benchmark for New Year's fitness resolutions

January 8, 1997

If you are one of the many folks determined to make good on your New Year's resolution to get fit and to lose extra pounds gained over the holiday season, a personal fitness assessment by Malaspina University-College's Fitness Centre is the right place to begin. According to Dr. Patrick Neary, exercise physiologist at Malaspina, "It's much easier to develop a fitness program when you know what... Read more

Malaspina Online delivers courses via the Internet in 1997

December 16, 1996

On January 6, Malaspina University-College begins delivery of online courses using the World-Wide Web and the Internet. Heading the new pilot project called Malaspina Online is Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa, who said that delivering courses online allows students to take courses they may not be able to get otherwise due to time, distance and work constraints. This way they can take courses on their own... Read more

Malaspina leads the world in green buildings

December 15, 1996

Malaspina University-College's Nanaimo campus ranks as a world leader in the construction of environmentally friendly buildings. Architect Terry Williams who spoke at the recent official openings of the new Education/Social Sciences building 356 and Developmental Education building 205, said, "Malaspina ranks with Norway as a world leader in the construction of environmentally sustainable... Read more

Bill King, new Chair of Malaspina University-College Board

October 9, 1996

Bill King is the new chair of the Malaspina University-College Board, while V.B. (Vic) Cowley has been elected vice-chair. Both positions are for a one-year term. King, a retired businessman, is a city councillor and represents the City on the Regional District of Nanaimo. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame College in Nelson. He has been on the Malaspina Board since May, 1991 and was... Read more

Explorer John Dunn Presents "Baffin Traverse" at Malaspina Theatre

September 30, 1996

On Wednesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m., explorer John Dunn will present an audiovisual celebration of Canada's Arctic wilderness called, "Baffin Traverse" at the Malaspina University-College Theatre. Dunn's multimedia presentation of the 192 day, 3,030 kilometre skiing, kayaking and hiking traverse of Canada's largest arctic island, gathers rave reviews like, "In our 20 years of presenting... Read more

Malaspina University-College Library Institutes New Fee and Loan Policies

August 31, 1996

The Malaspina University-College library will be changing the length of its standard loan period from three to two weeks and, for the first time the library will be charging the public an annual user fee. Read more

Malaspina University-College Scholarship Recipients - Summer Awards Ceremony

August 28, 1996

195 students were awarded $110,000 in scholarships and awards at Malaspina University-College on Thursday, August 29, 1996. Abbotsford David Wiwchar $250 L.C. Parkin Memorial Award Bowser Colleen Anderson $300 Parksville & District Credit Union Award Beverley Finch $100 Malaspina U-C Graduation Award - Carpentry & Residential Construction Calgary Richard Gage $1,000 Malaspina U-C... Read more

Deans' List Honours Top Students at Malaspina University-College

July 19, 1996

Students who placed in the top ten percent of their classes in degree, university transfer, diploma and certificate programs earned a place on the Malaspina University-College Deans' List. This year 213 students were honoured. Full-time students must earn a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8 (A-) or better, and part-time students must earn a GPA of 9 (a) or better. In the 1995/96 academic year, a... Read more