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News Briefs: March 2, 2016 issue

March 2, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor

Camosun Chargers check-in

The Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams wrapped up the season with an exciting pair of back-to-back match-ups against the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners. The island rivalry series began in Nanaimo on Friday, February 19; both men’s and women’s volleyball teams lost. The final match between the opposing teams was at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence on Saturday, February 20; the women’s team lost again, but the men managed to pull ahead for a win. Camosun’s basketball squads also headed into the home stretch on the weekend, with both men’s and women’s teams facing off against the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles on Friday, February 19, where both the Chargers women’s and men’s basketball teams won. On Saturday, February 20 they played the Columbia Bible College Bearcats; both Chargers teams won again. For Chargers scores since we went to press, see camosun.ca/sports/chargers.

Chargers coach picked for Team Canada

Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball head coach Chris Dahl has been selected to work for the Team Canada Youth Development Program. Dahl guided the Chargers to their first-ever Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association medal last March at the 2015 CCAA women’s volleyball national championship in Longueuil, Quebec. He was also named the CCAA Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2015.

Provincial student organization says new BC budget no good for students

The message from the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE) and Canadian Federation of Students-BC (CFS-BC) is that the 2016 BC budget delivers another year of flat funding to BC’s colleges and universities, and that’s no good. Both CFS-BC and FPSE say that the BC Liberal government has failed to address the growing funding crisis in the postsecondary system. The FPSE said in a press release that this neglect is incredibly short-sighted at a time when the same government is predicting that nearly 80 percent of future jobs will require some form of postsecondary education.

Have you got bats?

The Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) would like the public to report any sightings of bat activity during the winter months. If you saw bats or had them hibernating on or in your property at any point this winter, please let HAT know by calling the Bat Program Hotline at 1-855-9BC-BATS; hit extension 12 for Vancouver Island. Visit hat.bc.ca to learn more.

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