New degree moratorium won't affect VIU, says president

August 24, 2010

Vancouver Island University president Ralph Nilson is not concerned about the BC government's 6-month moratorium on new degree programs, stating that "good planning" over the years by university administration has already identified what programs are required to serve the needs and the economies of residents of the mid-Island region. Nilson says VIU's programs should be sufficient as BC reviews programs for 6 months to ensure post-secondary schools are offering programs that are regionally co-ordinated and linked to future labour-market demands. Nanaimo Daily News