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master the art of leadership with vcc’s business management post degree diploma

Master the Art of Leadership with VCC’s Business Management Post-Degree Diploma

Program overview About VCC’s Business Management Post-Degree Diploma The Business Management Post-Degree Diploma at Vancouver Community College (VCC) is an immersive and specialized offering that has been designed for individuals who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree and seek to sharpen their business acumen or transition into the field of management.  Tailored to address the evolving demands of North America’s business landscape, the program dives into concepts like finance, operations management, core leadership competencies and sustainable decision-making. All course offerings, projects and studies will prepare students for leadership roles and contribute to their professional growth and success in the world

learn to master visual magic kpu’s advanced vfx (visual production) program

Learn to Master Visual Magic: KPU’s Advanced VFX (Visual Production) Program

Have you ever wondered how the graphics of your favorite video games were created? Perhaps you are curious how Netflix’s newest show achieved that mind-boggling visual effect. It all comes down to VFX—also known as Visual Effects. VFX is the art of using digital technology to create realistic and imaginative visuals that enhance storytelling in film, television, gaming, and more.  Learning VFX at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a journey into the world of digital wizardry. As a student of the program, you’ll learn to use software and techniques to integrate computer-generated elements with live-action footage. With access to the

winter wonders a guide to christmas magic in the snowy mountains

Winter Wonders: A Guide to Christmas Magic in the Snowy Mountains

With the holiday season just around the corner, are you eager to immerse yourself in the festive spirit? For a truly memorable experience, consider participating in Christmas events set amidst snowy mountains. Here are some captivating ideas to make your holiday season extraordinary. Grouse Mountain: the Peak of Christmas What you can do Mt Seymour: Santa at Seymour What you can do Whistler: Photos with Santa Get ready for a magical winter experience as “Photos with Santa” returns to Blackcomb Springs Suites for the 3rd consecutive year! Families can join Santa for a joyful portrait session, bringing everyone together for

check out these volunteer opportunities for international students!

Check Out These Volunteer Opportunities for International Students!

What is volunteering? Volunteering is often defined as the selfless act of giving one’s time, skills and energy to support and help others without expecting anything back. Volunteers in Canada contribute to various causes and organizations, such as community groups, non-profits or charitable initiatives, to make a positive impact on society.  Activities involved in volunteering can range widely, from assisting with community and environmental events, to helping those in need, teaching, or providing companionship. Volunteering is driven by a sense of empathy, compassion and a desire to contribute to the well-being of others and the community at large. It is

ontario boosts wages for early childhood educators to enhance child care accessibility

Ontario Boosts Wages for Early Childhood Educators to Enhance Child Care Accessibility

In a bid to address workforce shortages and improve childcare accessibility, the Ontario government has unveiled a comprehensive Child Care Workforce Strategy. This initiative aims to make childcare more affordable for families while creating a conducive environment for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs). Wage increase for ECEs Starting from January 2024, the strategy introduces a substantial 19.3% increase in the minimum wage for Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) within the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) system. This hourly wage boost, raising it to $23.86, is a significant step to attract and retain qualified educators, making Ontario’s starting wages among

come study with surrey schools and get your ticket to space exploration

Come Study with Surrey Schools and Get Your Ticket to Space Exploration

B.C. high school students heading to Huntsville, Ala. to participate in NASA challenge  A group of students from Princess Margaret Secondary School in Surrey, BC, Canada, are gearing up for an extraordinary opportunity. Among the 72 teams selected worldwide, they will be the sole Canadian representatives for the upcoming NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) in Huntsville, Alabama.  Now in its 30th year, the international space challenge sees teams of students design, develop, build and test human-powered rovers that can roam and navigate the terrains of outer space. The challenge simulates conditions that explorers might encounter in reality; for example,

exploring the magnificent northern lights in canada

Exploring the Magnificent Northern Lights in Canada  

Step into the enchanting world of the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. These mesmerizing lights are a result of charged particles from the sun colliding with Earth’s magnetic field. This article will introduce the Northern Lights, the top locations to spot them, and some tips for the best viewing experience.  Do you know how the Northern Lights are formed?  The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a natural light display that occur in the northern polar regions of the Earth. Auroras in the southern hemisphere are called southern lights, or aurora australis. This phenomenon

nurturing fairness in the gig economy british columbia's trailblazing protections for app based workers

Nurturing Fairness in the Gig Economy: British Columbia’s Trailblazing Protections for App-Based Workers

In the evolving landscape of the gig economy, the Canadian province of British Columbia is pioneering crucial changes to enhance the working conditions of app-based ride-hailing and food-delivery gig workers. Recognizing the significant growth of the gig economy and the unique challenges faced by individuals employed in this sector, the provincial government is taking proactive measures to establish fairness and predictability. With a focus on addressing the concerns raised by workers themselves, the proposed standards aim to strike a balance between the flexibility valued by gig workers and the need for essential employment safeguards. As the gig economy continues to

explore greater victoria school district international’s short term (individual) program in one of the best cities in the world

Explore Greater Victoria School District International’s Short-Term (Individual) Program In One of the Best Cities in the World

About VIE’s short-term program for individuals Greater Victoria School District International’s short-term program offers international students various opportunities to attend school and study alongside Canadian students of similar age. By participating in a Canadian classroom, students will have a chance to improve their language skills, communicate with native speakers on a daily basis, and develop cross-cultural adaptation skills while living at home with their Canadian host families.  Classes for the short-term program include the following: Students can also participate in all extracurricular activities and/or trips that take place throughout the duration of the program.  Program information Application requirements Before applying,

students of coast mountain college are offered guaranteed admission to the university of victoria

Students of Coast Mountain College are Offered Guaranteed Admission to the University of Victoria! 

In Coast Mountain College’s November Newsletter they announced that they implemented a new transfer pathway with the University of Victoria (UVIC). This exciting news allows students who attend their first two years of an Associates of Arts, or Associates of Science Degree at Coast Mountain College to gain guaranteed admission into the University of Victoria. The select UVIC programs that students can be accepted into include Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Art History/Visual Studies, Engineering, and Software Engineering. Students who choose to apply for this pathway will graduate from UVIC with a bachelor’s degree.  For guaranteed admission into the third year

discover the winter wildlife of canada & where to view them

Discover the Winter Wildlife of Canada & Where to View Them

Canada’s winter landscapes transform into a realm of enchanting beauty, and for wildlife enthusiasts, it offers a unique opportunity to witness the resilience and adaptability of creatures in the face of icy conditions. From the snow-covered expanses of the Rocky Mountains to the frozen coastal wonders of the Atlantic and Pacific, Canada’s winter wildlife is a testament to the country’s biodiversity. Here are the top five wildlife viewing areas to visit in Canada this winter.   1. Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park, BC  If you live within the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, be sure to check out Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park,

reminder to international students changes to off campus work hours in canada

Reminder: Temporary Policy to Work Off-Campus for More Than 20 Hours per Week Will End on December 31, 2023

For eligible study permit holders in Canada, a temporary public policy announced in October, 2022 has allowed them to work more than 20 hours per week off-campus during the academic session. However, it’s crucial for students to be aware that this policy is set to end on December 31, 2023.  Temporary public policy overview The temporary public policy, announced on October 7, 2022, allowed certain international students in Canada to exceed the 20-hour-per-week limit for off-campus work during the academic session. This policy was applicable from November 15, 2022, to December 31, 2023, for eligible full-time international students without a

ielts tips common idioms for speaking part7

IELTS Tips: Common Idioms for Speaking Part.7

Mastering idioms not only enhances your language proficiency but can also significantly elevate your IELTS speaking score. Idiomatic expressions add a layer of sophistication to your language use, demonstrating a deep understanding of English nuances. In everyday conversations, these idioms become powerful tools to convey complex ideas with brevity and flair. They not only make you a more engaging speaker but also showcase a cultural awareness that is highly valued in language assessments like IELTS. In this context, we will explore four idioms. 1. Add insult to injury: Meaning: To make a bad situation even worse. Example sentence: After losing

navigating support systems where to go for help in canada

Navigating Support Systems: Where to go for help in Canada? 

Canada, known for its vast landscapes and welcoming communities, is also a country that prioritizes the well-being of its residents. Whether you find yourself in a financial bind, facing an emergency, or simply in need of guidance, there are various avenues to explore. In this guide, we will explore four essential places to go for help in Canada: the bank, emergency services, community centres, and someone you trust. 1) Bank: Financial Support When facing financial challenges, a bank can be a huge resource for support. Canadian banks are generally equipped to provide guidance in times of need. Here’s how you

how coquitlam college’s student services can help you make your academic studies smooth sailing

How Coquitlam College’s Student Services Can Help You Make Your Academic Studies Smooth-Sailing

Many, if not all, students encounter moments when they need assistance in navigating their academic journey or managing the challenges of student life. But where do they turn to seek the support they need? That’s where Coquitlam College’s Student Services steps in!  About Student Services At Coquitlam College, Student Services offers a wide range of resources, services and support to students throughout their academic journey. These services have been designed with students in mind, and have been structured to help students succeed academically, personally, and socially.  The Advising Centre, which is a part of Student Services, assists students in selecting

celebrate the holidays at canada's enchanting christmas markets

Celebrate the Holidays at Canada’s Enchanting Christmas Markets

The official holiday season is upon us, and what better way to immerse yourself in the festive spirit than by exploring the enchanting Christmas markets across Canada! Whether you’re in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, or Quebec City, there’s a magical market waiting to be discovered. These markets offer more than just shopping – they are a celebration of tradition, joy, and the warmth of the holiday season. Join international students in Canada as they embark on a journey through the unique and unforgettable experiences each market has to offer. Vancouver Vancouver Christmas Market Experience Vancouver Christmas Market’s festive charm with

what is remembrance day & how is it celebrated in canada

What is Remembrance Day & How is it Celebrated in Canada? 

Remembrance Day serves as an important reminder for reflection, gratitude, and solidarity for those who served, or currently serve in the armed forces. The specific traditions and services held on Remembrance Day vary based on country, but the message of honoring and remembering those who served and sacrificed is universal.  What is Remembrance Day in Canada?  Remembrance Day is a federal statutory holiday throughout Canada. Yearly on November 11th, Canadians take a moment of silence to honour those who served, and continue to serve in Canada’s army. The day is typically marked on November 11th to pay tribute to the

car sharing service expansion in burnaby a game changer for metro vancouver

Car Sharing Service Expansion in Burnaby: A Game Changer for Metro Vancouver

Greater accessibility for car sharing in Burnaby By early 2024, residents across Burnaby neighborhoods could enjoy greatly improved accessibility and convenience to use carshare services, such as Evo Car Share and Modo. Burnaby City Council has unanimously approved bylaw changes enabling carshare vehicles to park on public streets, signaling that Burnaby is “open for business.” A new era of car sharing These approved policies, set to take effect on January 1, 2024, offer flexibility for car-share users. Car-sharing vehicles with a shared vehicle decal will be able to park on the street for longer periods and next to residential or

what are the differences between common law & marriage

What are the Differences Between Common Law & Marriage?

Marriage and common law are two different ways that couples can establish legal relationships with certain rights and responsibilities.  What is Common Law?  Under the BC Family Law Act, couples who have lived together continuously, with a relationship-like dynamic for two or more years are defined as common law. Couples who have a child together (even if they have not lived together for two or more years), are also considered common law.  Here are the key differences between common law and marriage: It’s important to note that the rules and regulations surrounding common law relationships vary significantly depending on where

become a communication wizard with vgc international college’s diploma in applied communications (optional co op)

Become a Communication Wizard with VGC International College’s Diploma in Applied Communications (Optional Co-Op)

Are you a natural communicator? A smooth talker at any social event you’re invited to? Or someone who simply thrives in the art of connecting, persuading, and conveying ideas? If so, an Applied Communications major might be the perfect fit to kickstart your academic journey in Canada.  Why study Applied Communications at VGC? At its core, Applied Communications is all about the study and practice of effective and practical communication. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of human interaction, media, and messaging in the business world. Through a combination of theory and practical applications,

coast mountain college insights october newsletter on student supports and services

Coast Mountain College Insights: October Newsletter on Student Supports and Services

During October, Coast Mountain College wants to remind students of various one-on-one supports, to help them reach their personal and academic goals.  Here are some one-on-one supports offered by CMTN:  Book an appointment with a Learning Assistance Specialist: (technical support, writing support, stress management and more!) Book an appointment with a Learning Transformation Specialist: (language support)  Book an appointment with an Educational Advisor: (course plans, transfer credits) Book an appointment with Accessibility Services if you need assistance with reducing barriers to learning: Accessibility Services  Coast Mountain College also offers a Human and Social Services program, specifically for

canada's immigration levels plan 2024 2026 charting the path to a diverse and stable future

Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026: Charting the Path to a Diverse and Stable Future

Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 outlines the number of people Canada plans to welcome in the coming years. This plan balances economic growth, family reunions, and helping those in need. It’s part of a bigger plan to make the immigration process better for everyone. In this article, we’ll break down the key points of Canada’s plan and explain why it’s important. List of key points of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026: Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2024-2026 shows how Canada is staying true to its values of being a welcoming and diverse country. It sets clear goals for different kinds

ielts tips common idioms for speaking part6

IELTS Tips: Common Idioms for Speaking Part.6

When it comes to the IELTS speaking test, fluency, vocabulary, and the ability to express yourself clearly are crucial. One effective way to achieve this is by incorporating idioms into your speech. Idioms not only make your language more colorful and engaging, but they also demonstrate a deeper understanding of the English language. In this article, we’ll explore how building your idiom repertoire can boost your IELTS speaking score and enrich your conversations. 1. Your guess is as good as mine: Meaning:  Used to indicate that the speaker doesn’t have any more knowledge or information about a particular topic or

renewal and relaxation hot springs and spas

Renewal and Relaxation: Hot Springs and Spas

The benefits of spas and hot springs extend beyond physical relaxation. They allow for a mental escape, a break from digital distractions, and reconnection to your inner self. The tranquil environment, calming scents, and gentle melodies create a haven for mindfulness and self-reflection. Indulge in an oasis of tranquility and rejuvenation as you step into the world of spas. Hot springs are natural bodies of water that are heated by activity underneath the Earth’s surface. Hot springs have been used for centuries due to their potential health benefits, which encompass relaxation, pain relief, and skin care. Hot springs are popular

get ready to study in victoria school district’s elementary, middle, and high school programs

Get Ready to Study in Victoria School District’s Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs

Welcome to the education landscape of Victoria International Education, where a commitment to excellence in learning meets a variety of exciting academic opportunities for international students. From elementary to middle and high school programs, Victoria International Education’s curriculums provide a foundation for academic growth, personal development, and lifelong success for every student. Keep reading to find out how you can customize your learning journey in Victoria, BC, Canada!  Elementary School Programs With 27 elementary schools located within the Greater Victoria region, families have a diverse range of educational options to choose from for their children’s primary education in Canada. Key