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What's New at COTR - April 2016
In this issue:
Survey: College of the Rockies Prepares Students Well
Responses to the 2015 Diploma, Associate Degree and
Certificate Student Outcomes and the Apprenticeship Student
Outcomes surveys were recently added to the BC Student
Outcomes Dashboard. The Dashboard, a partnership between
the Ministry of Advanced Education, participating institutions
and a number of other organizations – including the Industry
Training Authority (ITA), provides snapshots of student
feedback on their educational experience.
A total of 907 College of the Rockies students responded
between 2013-2015. Of those, 93 percent were satisfied with
the education they received at the College and 83 percent found
that their education was either very or somewhat useful in
helping them to find employment.
Read more about the survey results.
Women's Avalanche Volleyball Goes to Nationals
Students Well
Avs at Nationals
New Training
Program in Kenya
Hosting Indigenous
Student's Health
Hosting First
Nations Political
Upcoming Events
Around Campus
After winning the PACWEST provincial championships, the
women's Avalanche team was off to Charlottetown, PEI for the
National Championships. The team lost in straight sets to The
King's University Eagles to start off the tournament. They then
faced the Holland Hurricanes in the bronze quarter-finals. After
a hard-fought and VERY close match, the Avalanche lost a
heartbreaker 3-2. They then moved on to the placement game
against the MSVU - needing only four sets to take down the
Mystics and win the match. In the end, our Avs ended the
tournament ranked #7. We're so proud of the season they've
had and can't wait to watch next season.
The Avalanche were also named the winners of the PACWEST
Founder's Cup. This award goes to the institution with the best
improvement in aggregate points from the previous season.
Way to go, Avs.
New Training Program Launched in Kenya
Our work in Kenya continues. In partnership with Camosun
College, we have been contracted by the Lundin Foundation to
conduct training for the Lodwar Vocational Training Centre in
Lodwar, Kenya. Training will be provided to their Board of
Governors as well as to the Centre's instructors.
Important Dates
April / May
Read more about our work in Kenya.
College of the Rockies Hosts Indigenous Event
Apr 4
Early registration for
returning students
Apr 15
Last day of classes for the
winter semester
Apr 18
Examination period starts
for the winter semester
Apr 25
Registration starts for new
On Friday, March 11, the College's Aboriginal Gathering Place
was the site of a unique event. Organized by College of the
Rockies Indigenous student mentors, 'Our Voices, Our Future'
saw six Indigenous guest speakers from the region giving 20minute presentations. Participants were also treated to a
delicious lunch of Indian tacos.
Read more about 'Our Voices, Our Future'.
Nursing Students' Health Fair
Apr 26
Examination period ends
Apr 27
Awards Ceremony and
Orientation for new
International Students
May 2
Start of spring/summer
2016 semester
May 23
Victoria Day–statutory
holiday (College closed)
May 24
Last day for the clearing of
an 'N' grade
May 27
College Graduation
College of the Rockies' first-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing
students hosted a 'Spring into Health' Fair on March 31. Held at
the Baker Street Professional Centre, the Fair consisted of eight
booths with students providing information on eight different
health issues. In addition to providing valuable knowledge to the
public, this was an excellent opportunity for our students to
develop teaching and learning skills and to engage with the
public in a meaningful way.
College of the Rockies Hosting First Nations Political
As part of the College's continuing Indigenous Speaker Series,
we are proud to be hosting a presentation by Arthur Manuel on
Thursday, April 7. Manuel will be discussing Decolonization,
Reconciliation and New Directions. The event will take place at
the Aboriginal Gathering Place from 7:00 – 8:30 pm with a
social preceding the event, from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.
Find out more about this event.
Around Campus
Annual Career and Job Fair
On Wednesday, March 9th we were proud to host yet another
highly successful Career and Job Fair. Offered in partnership
with Kootenay Business Magazine, the Cranbrook and District
Chamber of Commerce and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group,
the event saw about 700 people networking with potential
employers at 38 tables at the College. We look forward to yet
another successful event next year.
A few dozen people spent the evening of Friday, March 18
dancing and sweating for a good cause at Student Life's firstever Zumbathon. Proceeds from the event will be shared
between the UVic/East Kootenay Teacher Education program
Students' Assocation (Cranbrook division) and Steeples
Elementary school's Breakfast program.
End of Year Festival!
To celebrate making it through the academic year – and as one
last bash before exam time – Student Life and the Tourism
Recreation students are holding a College of the Rockies
Festival. This two-day celebration will include events like
Capture the Flag, Amazing Race COTR, a soccer tournament,
an art booth, barbecue, music and more.
Exam Time!
It's that time of year again. Students will be filing into the gym to
write their final exams. The exam period runs from Monday,
April 18 to Tuesday, April 26. Good luck to all those who are
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