Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting
DATE:  Wednesday, April 05, 2017
LOCATION:  Cottonwood Golf Course (Cotton Club) Map
TIME: 5:30pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 5:00)
Cost:  $27.00 (includes taxes and gratuities)
Menu:  Roast Beef Carvery with Yorkshire Pudding and all the trimmings!
RSVP before Monday, April 03, 2017 by email or call 250-245-2112

Everyone Welcome.  Those attending will need to be a paid-up member for 2017 to vote.

Guest Speaker:  Vancouver Island University President and Vice-chancellor Dr. Ralph Nilson

Topic: Education Enterprise Region, The Future Role of Vancouver Island University

Dr. Nilson will discuss current and future programs and goals of Vancouver Island University as an educational institution in the ecosystem of post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.  He will highlight VIU’s focus on “Access to Excellence” and our institutional strengths:

  • attracting International students;
  • supporting aboriginal students; and
  • ensuring a high-quality learning environment for all students.

The mid-Island region has a more difficult social and economic context than much of British Columbia. Dr. Nilson will introduce VIU’s Education Enterprise Region initiative. This initiative will become a catalyst for collective community action. Action that will address challenges and create opportunities for the University and the communities it serves by enhancing the social and economic prosperity of the Region.