In the Community

Malaspina University-College pleads guilty to the release of a deleterious substance (sediment) into the Cat Stream Creek

January 16, 2000

Malaspina University-College pleaded guilty today in Provincial Court in Nanaimo to one charge under the federal Fisheries Act regarding the release of a deleterious substance (sediment) into the Cat Stream Creek. This resolves the charges brought by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) against Malaspina University-College arising from the construction of playing fields on the Malaspina campus. The... Read more

Barry Broadfoot Creates Endowment to Support Future Journalists

January 9, 2000

The Underwood typewriter he once used for his books and newspaper columns is going the way of the spotted owl, but Barry Broadfoot figures there'll always be a need for journalists, even in a world of word processors and web pages. So Broadfoot and his wife, Lori, have donated $20,000 to create an endowment fund for journalists at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo. Matched by the... Read more

Hopper Endowment to benefit Library and Music

December 7, 1999

One of the Nanaimo business community’s most familiar names will now also be remembered through a new endowment fund at Malaspina University-College. Mrs Shirley Birrell, formerly Shirley Hopper, who, with her late husband Alec operated Hopper’s Jewelry store on Commercial Street for more than 40 years, has created the Alec and Shirley Hopper Endowment Fund.  It will benefit Malaspina’s central... Read more

Malaspina predicts a $1.4-Million budget shortfall for 2000/2001

November 30, 1999

Malaspina University-College is anticipating a shortfall of $1.4-million for the 2000/2001 fiscal year, which starts April 1, 2000. "This time of year we start to identify the difference between budget expenditures for this fiscal year and next year’s, and present our best guess," said Edwin Deas, Malaspina’s Vice-President of Administration & Bursar. "Every year it costs more to operate."... Read more

Lecture Hall Dedication Marks Gustafson Legacy

October 19, 1999

A special moment for Canada was celebrated in Nanaimo October 19 when one of the nation’s most honoured poets was remembered with the first fruits of an endowment in his memory. Malaspina University-College dedicated lecture theatre in the Arts and Sciences building (355) to be The Ralph Gustafson Lecture Theatre. The dedication took place at the inaugural reading by Patricia Young, the first... Read more

Malaspina's White Sturgeon could spawn white gold for local industry

October 13, 1999

White sturgeon in captivity at Malaspina University-College could spawn a profitable future for the fisheries and aquaculture industry of B.C. "As far as we know, the only cultured white sturgeon females with eggs in Canada are here at Malaspina," says Bill Bennett, Research Associate in the University-College's Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. "These fish will be the basis for sturgeon... Read more

Who was Captain Alexandro Malaspina?

September 30, 1999

The man, his explorations, his political thought and the intrigue that saw him fall from grace with the Spanish court will be explored in a symposium called "Alexandro Malaspina: Enlightenment Thinker?" on Friday, October 22, at Malaspina University-College. "Despite the fact that Captain Malaspina's voyage of discovery for the Spanish Navy has been acclaimed as the most important scientific... Read more

Working together to create a greener, safer campus

August 31, 1999

Concerns about the environment and personal safety have sparked an exciting new initiative at Malaspina University-College to create a greener, safer campus. A Committee of students and staff is working together to develop a comprehensive transportation plan for the institution. "We need to take immediate action to reduce the number of cars traveling to and from campus," says Committee Chair... Read more

Malaspina University-College loses friend and Board Chair Vic Cowley

July 27, 1999

Vic Cowley, Chair of the Malaspina University-College Board passed away, Sunday, July 11. "Vic's passing is a real loss to all of us," said Malaspina President Rich Johnston. "Vic's life was dedicated to the service of others. For over 25 years he was friend, advocate and defender of physically and mentally challenged individuals. His greatest gift was his ability to draw out the best in people... Read more

Malaspina's Website wins two national awards

July 6, 1999

Malaspina University-College’s website continues to gain accolades from across the country and around the world.  For the second year in a row, Malaspina has won an Award of Excellence for Websites from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS).  The prestigious award was presented to Marianne van Toor and John Lund of Malaspina’s Media Relations Department at a CPRS conference in Hamilton,... Read more