Posted on February 2, 2023

In honour of Groundhog Day, check out these popular stories from 2022

Whether you are a fan of the original weatherman Punxsutawney Phil or B.C.’s own celebrity groundhog Van Isle Violet, today is an important day for all meteorologically prescient rodents around the world. 

In the spirit of Groundhog Day, we thought we would share VCC’s 12 top stories from 2022! 

Strike up the music and Happy Groundhog Day!


Arts-based research explores "Belonging and Exclusion" among immigrant women 

A collaborative effort between researchers at the University of the Fraser Valley and VCC set out to explore themes of belonging and exclusion among immigrant women through a photo project series. Read the full story > 


Perfect finish: VCC student Theo Abril becomes Canada’s top student car painter

Noticing his talent and excitement for the trade, Theo’s instructors recommended that he compete in Skills Canada competitions where went on to win gold medals at both regional and provincial levels in early 2022. Read the full story >


VCC acquires hydrogen vehicle for student training

Thanks to forward thinking by VCC’s Automotive Service Technician program, students will now be able to learn how to service and repair FCEVs in addition to EVs and fossil fuel vehicles. Read the full story >

Toyota Mirai on display at Skills Canada 2022VCC's Toyota Mirai on display


Providing solutions to the nursing shortage through education

In August, B.C. Health Minister, Adrian Dix and Advanced Education and Skills Training Minister, Anne Kang announced the province will be providing a $3-million bursary fund for health care assistants registered in an access to practical nursing (APN) program at qualifying public post-secondary institutions. Read the full story >


The top five reasons getting your culinary Red Seal is a really smart move

You went to culinary school, you got a great job, and you’re already an excellent cook. Why get your Red Seal? Here’s what some top VCC alumni have to say. Read the full story >

Chef Ryan BissellVCC alum and The Lakehouse partner Ryan Bissell


VCC offers new, no-cost Supportive Care Assistant training

VCC is pleased to introduce a new, fully subsidized Supportive Care Assistant training program developed to address the labour shortages in the health care sector. Read the full story >


VCC launches new Future of Hospitality micro-credential

This blended micro-credential introduces students to the hospitality industry – a dynamic, fast-paced industry with extensive opportunity for engaging employment. Read the full story > 


New culinary scholarship for BIPOC students offers seat at the table

The Seat at the Table™ Fund is a scholarship program that “creates opportunities for students from under-represented and equity-deserving communities who aspire to build careers in the food industry.” Read the full story >


VCC commits to diversity as Canada’s first CADIA-certified automotive school 

When the opportunity arose to be certified through the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement (CADIA), VCC jumped at the chance, becoming the first automotive school in Canada to earn this recognition. Read the full story > 


VCC unveils Mental Health and Well-being Framework

The framework aims to guide the college’s well-being efforts in promoting mental health for the next five years (2022-2026).  Read the full story >


VCC goes big for Vancouver Pride 2022

By raising the Pride flag at our Broadway campus and unveiling rainbow wall and window installations at our Downtown and Broadway campuses, these physical symbols demonstrate small ways VCC is highlighting efforts to make our campuses more inclusive, welcoming, and safe for students and members of the Two Spirit, queer, and transgender communities. Read the full story >

Jaibrend (RainbowGlitz) Johnson-BakerVCC Pride alumni presenter Jaibrend Johnson-Baker aka RainbowGlitz


All about ME – New pilot project advances menstrual equity at VCC 

Menstrual products are now available free of charge in all universal washrooms at Vancouver Community College (VCC) thanks to a pilot project led by the Students’ Union of Vancouver Community College (SUVCC) and the college’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee. Read the full story >