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Holiday greetings from VCC president Ajay Patel

Posted on December 10, 2021


Dear VCC community,

As we wind down the fall term and look towards some much needed rest over the holidays, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the tremendous work you have all done over this past year. 

When I reflect on 2021, I am deeply moved by how much our province has had to overcome and the many challenges our communities have faced. I am humbled at how we’ve come together to support our students and each other — including bringing our programs and operations back to campus — I believe we can all share in some optimism and VCC pride.

I applaud our faculty for working to ensure our students continue to learn and progress through their courses and programs. I thank and congratulate our staff and administrators from across the college who worked so hard to keep VCC operational in 2021, whether physically on our campuses or working from their bedroom desks and kitchen tables.

I am inspired by your responsiveness and professionalism for the many urgent, complex, and sensitive challenges this year brought us.

We have served our students, our communities, and each other well this year. This journey has been about all of us caring for each other. And continuing to do so is how we will thrive. 

Please remember this as you take some time for yourselves and your families this holiday season. Finally, I urge you to celebrate safely, be well, and take care of each other.

On behalf of VCC’s Board of Governors and the Senior Team, I wish you all a restful and restorative holiday season.


With gratitude,

Ajay Patel
President and CEO
Vancouver Community College