In Comox, North Island College is about to start on two buildings: one with 20 apartments for family housing and one that is more traditional, with 217 student beds.
Like both Vancouver Community College and Coast Mountain, the college is grappling with a student body that is markedly different from the 20-somethingswho dominate university undergraduate programs.
“Our average student is 30. We’re not like a UBC or SFU, so the family housing was really important,” said Christiana Wiens, director of public affairs. “And we have students commuting from Port Alberni, Port Hardy, to classes and then driving back to their family. We’d heard it enough, we decided to do something about that.”
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