Dominion Provincial Youth Training Centre

Science and Technology: 1990 - 1999


When asked about this photo, Andrew Cameron responded: "Ah yes, I remember that photo. It ran in one of the Nanaimo daily newspapers with a story about me in Belize, 1999. The good looking dude is Matt Hoch. He taught microbial ecology, but moved on to an assistant professorship at Penn State in ~2003. Matt was the lead investigator on the 3-year University of Belize/Malaspina partnership. The 3 year project, which included the fellowship that allowed me to go to Belize, was funded by CIDA through ACCC (Association of Canadian Community Colleges). We're posing with petri dishes upon which bacteria have been isolated."
Dr. Andrew Cameron is presently working on his post-doc in Dublin, Ireland (2010).
Image courtesy of VIU Archives

Fisheries and Aquaculture

As a result of initiative from MUC’s Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, the first spawning of white sturgeon occurred on the Fraser River in 1991.  This event, a first in Canadian history, signified the beginning of the sturgeon enhancement program.  Three federal fisheries workers and Malaspina University-College’s Gord Edmondson (right) were needed to lift “Big Ralph” (a 40 year old youngster) back to his pond after tests at Malaspina College’s Inch Lake Hatchery located near Mission, BC.  “Big Ralph” could live up to 100 years and grow to nearly 500kgs.
Image courtesy of VIU's Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Gord Edmondson and a sturgeon in the Fraser River, 1991.
Image courtesy of VIU's Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture


Students learning "juvenile spacing" at Malaspina University-College's woodlot
Image courtesy of VIU's Department of Forestry


About the photo in Doug Corrin's own words: "The photo is trying to convey that all the of the slide images from the stack of Kodak carousels have been captured onto a disc (actually a laser disc that was the size of old LP records).  That’s old technology nowadays.  Follow-up projects included transferring the images from laser disc to compact disc … then incorporated onto a website called Tree Doctor."
Image courtesy of VIU Archives

More 1990s forestry photos