In the Community

Linda Y.: A Success Story

August 31, 1998

Despite a traumatic childhood which included alcoholic parents and surviving alone, at the age of 14, in the big city, a local woman has turned her life around and fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. Today, Linda Y. bursts with excitement over her recently framed Bachelor of Education degree from Malaspina University-College. Linda Y., 39, graduated from Malaspina University-... Read more

Workshop Teaches Management Skills

August 30, 1998

"New managers are often asked to fill supervisory positions without any formal training or guidance. As a result, they are required to develop a managerial style based on their own personalities and personal theories about what is appropriate behaviour," says Geri Reamer, business instructor at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo. "Such a 'sink or swim' philosophy increases the likelihood... Read more

Free Tuition for Adult Upgrading Courses

August 26, 1998

How to finance post-secondary education is on the minds of most students registering for classes at Malaspina University-College, but some students will receive some welcome relief, this fall. Students enrolling in Adult Basic Education--high school completion--courses will no longer pay tuition fees, thanks to a recent announcement by Premier Glen Clark. "More than ever, a high school... Read more

New Third Year Art Courses--Part of New Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Visual Arts

July 31, 1998

For the first time, art buffs can now take third year art courses at Malaspina University-College. This fall, Malaspina will be offering two third year courses: Art 310 (Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts), and Art 301 (Advanced Drawing I). Art 310 will explore the cultural and multicultural influences in current art making, as well as historical perspectives on the art of world cultures,... Read more

Malaspina Board adopts balanced budget

June 2, 1998

The Malaspina University-College Board has adopted a balanced budget of $56,731,179 for the 1998/99 fiscal year. The budget consists of: $32,683,729 from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology for general operations and capital equipment--57% of the total budget. $7,209,971 expected from student tuition and lab fees--13% of the total budget. $11,800,000 estimated... Read more

Malaspina hairdressing students clip the competition in Provincial and National Skills Canada contest

May 20, 1998

Malaspina hairdressing students (left to right, back row) Carmen Knott, Ken Scoretz, Phillip Luu and Lindsay Huddlestan (seated) came away victorious from the 4th Canadian Skills Competition held May 14 to 16 at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre. It was the first time hairdressing was included in the Canadian Skills Competition which gives Canada's top students and apprentices in... Read more

Malaspina's Jane Saxton Cooks in Nepal

April 30, 1998

A class project for an applied anthropology class turned into the experience of a lifetime for Jane Saxton, a fourth year student and employee at Malaspina University-College. As one of her class assignments, Saxton wrote a proposal to promote the use of solar cooking in high altitude villages in Nepal. Six months later, this adventurous mother of two was hiking the Himalayas, teaching... Read more

Multi-Media @ Malaspina

April 28, 1998

The tension in the multi-media lab is noticeable as you stick your head in the door. The eyes of the three people in the room are glued to the computer screen as Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa, manager of educational technology at Malaspina University-College, calls up scores of images of wild animals onto the screen. As the images appear, Dr. Chuck Chestnut, instructor in Malaspina's resource... Read more

Malaspina 1998/99 operating grant up, but total operating budget short $1-million

April 26, 1998

Malaspina University-College has received a $31,564,389 operating grant from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology for the 1998/99 fiscal yeara $499,338 increase over last year's grant. The operating grant from the Ministry makes up 59% of Malaspina's total $53-million budget, which is projected to be short $1-million compared to last year's expenditures. While the... Read more

Malaspina Carpentry Students Build More than Houses

April 21, 1998

The residential construction trade is celebrating an important ten-year anniversary in a special way. They are donating time, materials and skills to a unique project that will benefit Nanaimo and the next generation of home builders. The Canadian Home Builders Association, Nanaimo, and Malaspina University-College are building their tenth house together. The carpentry class of 1998 is working... Read more