Advanced Education Minister tours film school
February 4, 2016
Photo (from left to right): North-Van Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite and Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson with Murray Stiller, Interim Director of the Capilano U School of Motion Picture Arts
“It’s a far cry from Abbey Road on a four-track tape,” said Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson when he checked out a remixing room in Capilano University’s Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation on January 29, 2016.
Wilkinson toured the Bosa Centre with North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite and West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan and announced $150,000 to Capilano University to deliver the Mt. Currie Aboriginal Sustainable Employment program: Industry Training Certificate in that community.
In an animation classroom, Wilkinson asked a student drawing at a digital easel about the access she has to that equipment. (The answer? All term.)
During a student-only portion of the tour, Wilkinson spoke of how the Ministry of Advanced Education provides post-secondary institutions nearly $2 billion in operating grants each school year. Students’ tuition typically covers less than one-third of the actual costs and the Ministry pays part or all of the rest. More...
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