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Student Services: 1970 - 1979

"Island college gets high marks" - The Vancouver Sun

One year after its opening, Malaspina College receives high marks for its progress from the Academic board for higher education in BC. "The report says an enterprising student association has promoted a wide range of cultural, social, and athletic events, and that students are well represented on college management committees."
Article courtesy of The Vancouver Sun, June 12, 1970

Student council meeting, Oct. 2 1970.
Image courtesy of The Navigator, Oct. 1970

Malaspina's first barber opens shop in The Navigator office, Oct. 1970.
Image and text courtesy of The Navigator

"Bathtub Frolics Mal-U Style" - The Navigator

Malapsina College's 1974 Bathtub was built by Instructor George Nielsen's welding class and sponsored by two student councils. Despite finishing 86th in the Nanaimo-Vancouver race, the team did a commendable job making the bathtub and getting to the finish line!
Image and article courtesy of The Navigator, Sept. 1974

Malaspina College Bed Races, October 1978. The goal was to race hospital beds on wheels around Malaspina College's treacherous 5th Street Campus. The bed's 2 occupants had to remain on the bed.
Image courtesy of The Navigator

Bed Races, 1978.
Image courtesy of VIU Archives

Bed Races, 1979.
Image courtesy of VIU Archives

Great Beer Barrel Races - The Navigator

Malaspina College's 4th Annual Great Beer Barrel Races was held March 23, 1979. Teams competed to roll empty beer barrels from the old Kennedy Street campus up the hill to Malaspina College's 5th Street campus.
Image courtesy of The Navigator, Apr. 1979

The Great Beer Barrel Races moves up Fitzwilliam St.
Image courtesy of The Navigator, Apr. 1979

"Preservation Hall Jazz Band - The Navigator

New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band played in Nanaimo in April, 1972 - ticket sales supported Malaspina College.
Image courtesy of The Navigator. Mar. 1972

"Students Set Up Firm To Assist Jobless" - Nanaimo Daily Free Press

Mike Sullivan and Howard Mar set up a business to help students find work in the summer.
Article and image courtesy of Nanaimo Daily Free Press, May 31, 1971

Dorothi Winner, counsellor, early 1970s.
Image courtesy of VIU Archives

Counselling, 1976.
Image courtesy of VIU Archives

"Another first for college" - Victoria's Daily Colonist

Laurie Ramsay started working at Malaspina College in 1979 as the institution's first special services counsellor responsible for making sure that the college's facilities and programs are equally accessible to all community members.

Image courtesy of VIU Archives and article courtesy of Victoria's Daily Colonist Dec. 1979