Langara College Applauds 2009/10 Provincial Budget Announcement

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - As the province is facing an economic
downturn, the Provincial Budget for British Columbia, particularly as it
relates to post-secondary education and training, is welcomed by Langara
College. The Finance Minister's address to the Legislative Assembly of British
Columbia announced that the "Budget 2009 is consistent with government's
commitment to increase access to post-secondary education and training
throughout the province. At a time of global economic slowdown, government
recognizes, more than ever, the importance of maintaining funding to this
    "We are pleased that the Province is increasing its commitment to
post-secondary education and look forward to working with the government in
our efforts to continue to provide quality education to our growing population
of learners" says David Chiang, College Board Chair.
    Langara College President, Dr. David Ross adds, "The government's ongoing
recognition of post-secondary education and training is valued by Langara and
we are optimistic that the increased funding for our institution will enable
us to better serve the needs of our diverse community."

    Located in Vancouver, BC, Langara College has earned a reputation for
academic excellence providing 8,000 students a year with university and career
studies programs. Students may choose from more than 70 programs of study,
culminating in degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Langara
offers the most comprehensive Arts and Science (university transfer) program
in the BC College system, and UBC accepts more transfer students from Langara
College than from any other college in Canada. Langara College's Continuing
Studies offers more than 700 courses for professional development and personal
growth to more than 12,000 life long learners each year.
    Langara College students, graduates, and employees regularly win
prestigious awards in academic achievement, creative pursuits, athletics,
business competitions and community service.

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