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Top 10 VCC stories of 2016

Posted on January 4, 2017


A look back at the year’s most-popular online stories featuring VCC students, instructors, and alumni.


10. VCC Fashion program redesigned for industry success

Popular program moves from traditional fashion shows to entrepreneurship, merchandising, and production


9. Hamasa’s story: the courage to be Canadian

From a secret life in Pakistan to a new home in Canada, one VCC student shares her journey for justice


8. Clinton’s story: from trauma to triumph

One student’s journey of healing through education, encouragement, and VCC’s Aboriginal community


7. Helen’s story: the voices of angels

The VCC Willan Choir’s longest-standing member, 100-year-old Helen Fung continues to hit the high notes


6. Culinary department head named Chef of the Year

VCC's Chef Collin Gill takes home the top 2016 BCCA award


5. VCC wins Best of Vancouver 2016

Vancouver Community College wins #1 professional culinary school in the Georgia Straight’s 21st annual Best of Vancouver issue


4. Hospitality Management: Q&A with Joel Rivera

The Westin Bayshore's HR director talks success in the hotel business


3. Instructor feature: VCC Music’s Alan Matheson

Multi-talented musician, composer, performer, and teacher Alan Matheson talks talent and inspiration


2. VCC opens first Samsung Tech Institute in Western Canada

Vancouver Community College (VCC) and Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. partner to launch a new institute in October 2016


1. VCC Chef’s Table pop-up kitchen returns

VCC International Culinary arts returns with its innovative 5-course seasonal menu and a uniquely intimate pop-up dining experience