Premier Campbell: Magical Fairy for Universities
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Well Premier Gordon "Pixie Dust" Campbell is at it again.
As I reported last week on one recently Certified College turned magically into a University in British Columbia. This newly certified University was offering "Homer Simpson and his Family" as a certified University Credit course.
The Premier Gordon "Pixie Dust" Campbell is at it again "Flitting to and fro" furiously waving his "Magical Fairy Wand" and wherever the "Pixie Dust" lands, Voila, it is magically transformed into a honest to goodness provincially certified Canadian University!!
One media reporter stated that the Premier's zeal in granting questionable institutions University status, made a wrong turn into a Daycare, and magically turned it into a University.
Some took exception to my story last week, whereby I stated British Columbia Universities certified by the Premier of this Province will turn British Columbia into another Costa Rican Diploma Mill, certainly validates my story last week.
But then that reader stated in my story, that Homer Simpson today is just as relevant as Shakespeare was in the past. I guess this reader never tried to apply for a Masters Degree with a Bachelor's Degree in Homer Simpson to a Performing Arts University?
University Graduates from real Universities such as SFU, Royal Roads and UBC amongst other REAL Universities must be upset that their hard work and university status from higher learning Ivy league Institutions in this province may be seen now by employers as a joke, when one cannot differeniate now between what is a legitimate century Ivy League Institution and what is perceived "politically vote grubbing mandated diploma mill" by a man in a Fairy Dress.
Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver SunPublished: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
VICTORIA - For a few days, Premier Gordon Campbell appeared to be playing a game of "Zap! You're a university."
On April 21 he travelled to Abbotsford and transformed the former University College of the Fraser Valley into the full-fledged University of the Fraser Valley.
Next day he was in Surrey to do the same for a redesignated Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
There followed stops in Nanaimo -- Vancouver Island University, then North Vancouver -- Capilano University, and finally, on Monday of this week, he gave his blessing to the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.Five universities in the space of a week.
That's as many as previous provincial governments had managed to spawn in 150 years.