CNC receives $11.6M in provincial funding for Indigenous residences, upgrades

May 3, 2018

The Prince George Citizen reports that British Columbia’s Advanced Education, Skills & Training Minister Melanie Mark has announced a new envelope of funding for programs and upgrades at the College of New Caledonia. The package reportedly includes a $5.2M renovation of the CNC campus in Vanderhoof, $1.3M in facility upgrades for the Quesnel campus, and $2.6M for a long-awaited housing residence for Indigenous students. CNC President Henry Reiser noted that the residences will provide a “culturally relevant” space for the college’s Indigenous students, who reportedly make up 20% of CNC’s student population. “To me this is reconciliation in action,” added Reiser. Prince George Citizen | BC (1) | BC (2) | BC (3)