In the Community

Gina the sturgeon gives birth to an industry

August 14, 2000

An expectant crowd of marine biologists, fisheries and aquaculture instructors and students are joined by curious onlookers and photographers in the fisheries and aquaculture lab at Malaspina University-College, in Nanaimo. All eyes are on Gina, a 20-50-year old, 40 kg. 1.7 metre-long Fraser River white sturgeon who will be instrumental in kick starting a new industry in British Columbia -... Read more


Malaspina International Collegiate partners with Dalian Maple Leaf International High School in Dalian, China

August 14, 2000

Malaspina International Collegiate (MIC), located on the campus of Malaspina University-College, has recently concluded an exclusive partnership with Dalian Maple Leaf International High School in Dalian, China. "As the only high school outside of British Columbia licensed to offer the B.C. high school graduation program, Dalian Maple International High School, provides Canadian students with... Read more


Malaspina's International department introduces Western accounting practices to 19 Chinese auditors

July 17, 2000

Nineteen professional Chinese auditors are living and studying in Nanaimo until next March. They are taking part in an 11-month custom training program, contracted with Malaspina University-College through its International Education and Business Programs departments. The auditors, all employed by the Chinese National Auditors Office in Beijing, are here to improve their English and learn about... Read more


Malaspina cook training grad Iain Rennie wins Employee of the Year Award

July 12, 2000

At a recent "Night of the Stars" awards ceremony held at the Ocean Point Resort Hotel & Spa in Victoria, Iain Rennie, an Executive Sous Chef at The Empress Hotel in Victoria was named Employee of the Year for Vancouver Island's hospitality industry. Rennie won the honour over a field comprised of Vancouver Island's best hospitality employees nominated by the Executive Food Services of B.C.... Read more


Malaspina Field Studies Course Explores Tropical Belize

July 10, 2000

Malaspina University-College is offering a two-week international field course in Belize, Central America that will introduce curious students and travellers to the ecosystems and cultures, past and present, of the tropics and Caribbean. The course will run from January 13 to 28, 2001 and is designed for continuing education students who have a keen interest in exploring and learning about... Read more


Malaspina Biology student, Andrew Cameron, studies Belize water quality

July 4, 2000

The chance to live, work and study in a developing country was something Andrew Cameron never dreamed possible when he enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree program at Malaspina University-College, four years ago. Cameron worked on the Belize River Water Quality Assessment project under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Hoch, Malaspina's biology department chair. "It was a great experience,"... Read more


Malaspina University-College board adopts balanced budget for 2000/2001

May 31, 2000

The Malaspina University-College Board has adopted a balanced operating budget of $60,015,767 for the 2000/2001 fiscal year, $2,406,512 higher than last year. The budget consists of the following: $36,914,839 from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology for general operations and capital equipment - 61.5 % of the total budget; $7,546,711 expected from student tuition and... Read more


Malaspina to get $21 Million Campus Upgrade

May 18, 2000

NANAIMO - The south Nanaimo campus of Malaspina University-College will undergo a major redevelopment due to the approval of more than $21 million in provincial capital funding. Advanced Education Minister Graeme Bowbrick and Nanaimo MLA Dale Lovick made the announcement today at a groundbreaking ceremony at the university-college. "Malaspina University-College is the educational and cultural... Read more


Malaspina' s Top Model, Mrs Hambly, retires after 35 years

May 18, 2000

For 35 years Mrs. Hambly, now 91, has patiently allowed her hair to be shampooed, scissored, layered, curled and coloured by decades of Malaspina Hairdressing students, and she somehow managed to smile all the way to her retirement, last month. "Mrs. Hambly has been an absolute delight to work with and her positive approach to life has been an inspiration for our students and instructors," said... Read more


British police officer Dick Auger will be Malaspina University-College to talk about the restorative justice program in Thames Valley, England

January 20, 2000

The free public lecture will take place on Thursday, February 3, in room 203, building 355 (behind the library) and is sponsored by the Nanaimo RCMP and Malaspina’s criminology department. “Many crimes cause harm to individuals, their families and the wider community,” said criminology instructor John Anderson. “In the restorative justice program, used in Britain, offenders meet victims face-to-... Read more