Economic Development Updates

VIU students pitch planning projects to Cumberland in the Comox Valley Record

“A few students from Vancouver Island University had the chance recently to get some hands-on experience with the Village of Cumberland.

Three students, Becky Thiessen, Cliff Feng and Kelsea Shadlock, each worked with the Village on projects, including preservation of local history to environmentally sensitive planning to parking, and presented their findings to council at a committee of the whole meeting in February.

The three are in VIU’s masters of community planning program and worked in Cumberland in the fall of 2019. Part of their program involves a 70-hour practicum during which students will work on a planning project or problem.”

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