Expanding BC PSE system offers unique opportunities

May 1, 2018

In a response to the recently announced study focused on bringing a postsecondary campus to Vancouver Island’s west shore, former Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University) vice-president Gary Bauslaugh reflects on the opportunities posed by postsecondary system expansions. In particular, Bauslaugh focuses on the often-missed opportunity to offer alternative and innovative approaches to education. “The establishment of a new campus devoted not to the establishment of more academic departments [...] but to the provision of a strong program of general and liberal education will not transform a broken world,” concludes Bausaugh. “But it would be a small step in the right direction.” Times Colonist