Tuesday, January 23, 2018

News Briefs: January 10, 2018 issue

January 8, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor

Camosun part of local education initiative

Camosun College, Royal Roads University, and UVic, along with three high-school districts, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to work together as Education Victoria, a partnership that highlights academic cooperation and educational growth on the island. The long-term vision of the partnership is to make Victoria and Vancouver Island domestic and international education hubs.

This story originally appeared in our January 10, 2018 issue.

New chair elected to Camosun board of governors

Ron Rice is the new Camosun College board of governors chair. Rice has been a member of the board since 2013 and was elected chair on December 4, 2017. He started his term on January 1, 2018.

Fisher building in late stages of construction

Camosun president Sherri Bell said in a video posted on YouTube in December detailing Camosun’s year in review that the Fisher Building construction is nearing completion; Bell thanked students and staff for their patience throughout the process.

City of Victoria wants input on how to spend

The City of Victoria is launching its first participatory budgeting process, in which residents can vote on how they would like to see the City spend $50,000 on community projects. The options include an art and music program for seniors with dementia and an employment-training program that puts vulnerable adults in touch with potential employers, among many others. The deadline for voting is Saturday, January 20. See victoria.ca/pbvic or head down to City Hall to vote.

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