Posted on January 18, 2022

Top 10 VCC stories of 2021

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Get inspired for the new school year by reading 2021’s most popular online stories featuring Vancouver Community College (VCC) students, instructors, and alumni.

1. Eddy’s story: A new wave in nursing

One student's work to further reconciliation and Indigenous representation in health care

2. VCC president Ajay Patel recognized by Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

Prestigious people’s choice award honours Ajay's positive impact on our college and community 

3. VCC baking students claim top spots at 2021 Skills Canada provincials

Online skills competition shows VCC bakers are still the best in B.C.

4. VCC Music introduces new Indigenous Vocal Ensemble

New singing group explores Indigenous music, compositions, and collective improvisation

5. Katherine’s story: Cooking for a cause

Top culinary student connects food and people in a unique and essential career

6. Charles Ya’Ya Heit: Revealing the power of Indigenous art

Carrying on the Gitxsan legacy in carvings, jewellery, and colonial resistance 

7. VCC graphic designers contribute to Ronald McDonald House refresh

Student designers join Jamie Banfield in re-imagining children’s play spaces

8. VCC Fashion shines in the community

Finding the beautiful side of fashion through people-centred projects

9. David Blake: The relentless call of jazz

Living and breathing jazz from Vancouver to New York and beyond

10. Becoming a global citizen with collaborative international learning at VCC

Online UMAP program provides students with immersive intercultural experiences

Find more inspiring stories and learn what's happening in the VCC community year round by visiting