In the Community

Malaspina Hairdressing Students Clip the Competition

April 22, 1997

Five Malaspina University-College hairdressing students made a clean sweep of the Student/Apprentice Hairdressing Competition hosted by Victoria Regional Hairdressing Association of B.C. on April 13. The Malaspina students competed against student peers from Vancouver Island and the lower mainland in the Victoria Convention Centre in Class A - Form and took home all the prizes from the student/... Read more

Malaspina receives 1997/98 funding from Ministry of Education, Skills & Training

April 13, 1997

Malaspina University-College has received a $31,026,624 operating grant from the Ministry of Education, Skills and Training for the 1997/98 fiscal year. The same amount of funding as last year. Malaspina's overall budget of $53.5-million, however, will be short $1.6-million in 1997/98. "The Ministry funding is approximately what we had anticipated," said Edwin Deas, Malaspina's vice-president... Read more

Malaspina Celebrates 60 Years of Vocational Training, May 30 & 31

April 7, 1997

A 60th anniversary is something to celebrate. That's why employees at Malaspina University-College are busy organizing a two-day party on May 30 and 31 at the Nanaimo campus. The reason? To celebrate 60 continuous years of vocational and trades training in Nanaimo. Sue Benoit, one of the key organizers, extends a warm invitation to all alumni and their families to join the celebration. "We'... Read more

Beyond Culture Shock: Experiences of "The Other."

March 31, 1997

If you have travelled, it is likely you have experienced some form of "culture shock." On May 3, the anthropology department of Malaspina University-College is hosting a one-day conference, "Beyond Culture Shock: Experiences of The Other," that will address culture shock in all its forms. "Once outside of our familiar environment we feel a loss of control. Away from our points of reference we... Read more

Tools for Learning Campaign Beats Target

March 13, 1997

Two years of hard work have brought Malaspina University-College Foundation’s first capital fundraising campaign to a successful conclusion. Launched in February 1995 to celebrate the institution’s 25th anniversary, the Tools For Learning campaign has exceeded its $2.5 million goal and raised $2,778,153.42 for new equipment, library facilities and student awards. “Everybody can share in this... Read more

Malaspina offers Florence travel study program

March 6, 1997

Italian Renaissance buffs will have an opportunity to study in Florence, this summer. Malaspina University-College is offering a travel study program, May 6 - June 3, to study Italian Renaissance art, architecture, literature, science, music and political philosophy through the works of such writers and artists as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto, Cellini, Ghiberti, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Dante... Read more

Malaspina collaborates with U. of A. on muscle oxygenation research

February 4, 1997

Dr. Yagesh Bhambhani from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta was at Malaspina University-College recently. Bhambhani, along with his Doctoral student Shelley Buckley, collaborated with Dr. Neary of Malaspina's physical education department to examine the effects of exercise on muscle oxygenation concentration in both elite Nanaimo cyclists and a group of chronic... Read more

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