In the Community

Kids love the Science Centre

November 9, 1997

Turning kids onto science and math. That's the goal of several math/science instructors who volunteer their time teaching elementary students. Twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, students come to the campus to attend a series of workshops in a variety of subjects including math, chemistry, physics, geology and fisheries. "Our goal is to provide students with a great opportunity to learn about... Read more

Malaspina's Green Buildings Win Exemplary Practices Award

November 6, 1997

Malaspina University-College has won the 1997 Community College Business Officers Exemplary Practices Award. CCBO is the association of chief financial officers and bursars of North American community colleges of which Edwin Deas, vice-president of administration and bursar, is a member. The mandate of the association is to share cost-saving ideas and measures relating to the operation of... Read more

Free Lecture: Canada's Foreign Policy

October 27, 1997

Canada's foreign policy will be the subject of a free public lecture on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Coast Bastion Hotel. Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, at the main switchboard at Malaspina University-College (Nanaimo) or at the front desk of the Coast Bastion Hotel. The deputy minister of foreign affairs, Donald Campbell, will set out Canada's... Read more

Applied research assistance for businesses and industry

October 26, 1997

Vancouver Island businesses and industries can get assistance to solve problems and challenges they are facing. Faculty members at Malaspina University-College's science and technology department are interested in working with companies to conduct applied research. The service is part of the outreach program of Malaspina's new Technology Transfer Centre. This new program is designed to... Read more

Festival of Trees Malaspina Foundation's premier Christmas event

October 22, 1997

It's nine weeks to Christmas, but at Malaspina University-College it's only five weeks away from Christmas. A team of volunteers has been working behind the scenes to organize the third annual Festival of Trees, November 27 - 30, "the biggest, most exciting Yuletide event ever staged on Vancouver Island." "I can picture opening day of the Festival of Trees," said volunteer coordinator Glenys... Read more

Awards Recognize Long Service to Malaspina

October 22, 1997

Forty-three staff members at Malaspina University-College were honoured October 23 for long service to the institution. A list of names is inside. 25 YEARS DAVE DEGEAR, Chemistry technicianCELIA SHARP, Business Area secretary RON APLAND, Psychology instructor CHUCK REAMER, Accounting instructor RON SMITH, English instructor GORDON SQUIRE, Forestry instructor (recently retired) MIKE WAGNER,... Read more

Free Public Lecture: Killer Societies, the Natural History of Killer Whales on the B.C. Coast

October 22, 1997

On November 5, with slides and underwater sounds, researcher Dr. John Ford will describe the remarkable lifestyles of west coast orcas their social structure, behaviour, feeding habits, and communication patterns discovered during more than 20 years of field studies. Once reviled and shot on sight, killer whales are today an icon of the wild marine environment of British Columbia. They have... Read more

Italy and Southern England travel study program

October 19, 1997

Malaspina University-College, in Nanaimo, is offering travel study courses in Italy and Southern England to study in their historical settings the forces that forged Western culture. The four-week Italian study course takes place next spring in Florence and includes visits to Siena, San Gimignano and Rome. The purpose of the courses is to provide an interdisciplinary examination of art,... Read more

Mysterious, magical world of fungi explored in free public science lecture

October 16, 1997

Mushrooms, toadstools and fungi will be put under a microscope in a free public lecture, Wednesday, October 22, at Malaspina University-College. The lecture takes place at 7 p.m. in the Student Services lecture theatre, room 203, building 200. World-renowned mycologist Dr. Bryce Kendrick will explore the vast, mysterious world of fungi, which are more than mushrooms and consist of hundreds of... Read more

Malaspina students win first prize in American Society of Civil Engineers' contest

October 13, 1997

Two Malaspina University-College students were awarded first prize and scholarships in the Waterpower '97 contest of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Darren Salisbury and Joe Knight travelled to Atlanta, Georgia, recently, to present their paper and receive their awards in front of 600 international delegates at the annual conference of American civil engineers. The students analyzed... Read more