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B.C.'s gifted students program paused over mental health concerns

B.C.'s gifted students program paused over mental health concerns

University Transition Program for Gifted Students offers accelerated path for early entrance to university studies.
CapU and District of Squamish sign memorandum of understanding

CapU and District of Squamish sign memorandum of understanding

CapU president Paul Dangerfield and Squamish Mayor Armand Hurford sign MOU at a ceremony on Feb. 8.
University of Victoria cutting budget by $13M

University of Victoria cutting budget by $13M

Cut represents 4% of total operating budget. Staff reductions are expected.
Private-college operator worries crackdown on bad actors is affecting good ones

Private-college operator worries crackdown on bad actors is affecting good ones

For those in good standing, there is already rigorous screening, annual audits, student-attendance tracking and more, says Pacific Rim College president
Thompson Rivers University axes fine arts program

Thompson Rivers University axes fine arts program

The board voted 6-2 to discontinue TRU's visual arts major, minor, diploma and certificate, which will be phased out over the next three years.
Federal government announces two-year cap on international student admissions

Federal government announces two-year cap on international student admissions

MONTREAL — New visas for international students will be slashed by more than one-third this year as the federal government tries to slow a rapid increase in temporary residents that has put immense pressure on Canada's housing system.
Storm brings snow day for some in B.C., a brutal blast of winter reality for others

Storm brings snow day for some in B.C., a brutal blast of winter reality for others

VANCOUVER — The winter storm that blanketed southern British Columbia with snow Wednesday meant a day off work or school for some, but it had much harsher implications for those without a home.
B.C. salmon farms linked to explosive spike in wild fish deaths

B.C. salmon farms linked to explosive spike in wild fish deaths

An estimated 817,265 herring were killed by B.C. salmon farms in 2022, many found with their 'eyes blown out' after getting sucked into a machine that removes sea lice.
Schools struggling to retain staff, union says

Schools struggling to retain staff, union says

“I was told last week that there are teachers at a school who are crying in a bathroom because they can’t cope but they are still showing up for work."
Twenty-five per cent of Canadians believe a degree is necessary for economic success

Twenty-five per cent of Canadians believe a degree is necessary for economic success

TORONTO — A new survey suggests one in four Canadians believe a university degree is essential to succeed economically.