Dominion Provincial Youth Training Centre

Science and Technology: 1980 - 1989

Malaspina President Bruce Fraser, Minister of Education Russ Fraser, and Rich Johnston take a ride in the Murchmobile, also known as the Malaspina Murch 1.  The vehicle was designed at Malaspina College by John Murchie to provide a vehicle whose parts were inexpensive, efficient, functional, and accessible to people in Third World countries.  Its design coincided with Expo ’86.

Fisheries and Aquaculture

May 1986

More 1980s fisheries photos


Malaspina College's Arboretum was realized by Forestry Instructor Fred Marshall who wanted to keep a part of the campus forested. While most of the forest has made way for facilities expansion, a piece of the original arboretum remains around Building 465 aka "the log cabin".
Image courtesy of VIU Archives

May 1989: Grand opening of Malaspina College's woodlot. Left to right: Mayor Frank Ney, Minister of Forests Dave Parker, Chief Forester of BC Forest Products Jack Toovey, and President Rich Johnston

More 1980s forestry photos


Greenhouse coordinator, 1984.
Image courtesy of VIU Archives