BC announces $1.5M for postsecondary education on West Shore

April 11, 2019

The Government of British Columbia has announced that it is providing $1.5M to develop a full business case for expanding post-secondary education opportunities for students living in Greater Victoria’s West Shore. The announcement followed a feasibility study that was supported by Academica Groupresearch. The study involved groups such as School District 62 (Sooke), members of the local community and First Nations groups, Royal Roads University, Camosun College, and the University of Victoria. CTV Newsstates that the report projects enrollment of 154 students in 2021, which would grow to 1025 students by 2028. The recommendation to the Ministry suggested a collaborative venture involving RRU, Camosun, and UVic. BC | CTV News (BC)