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Science and Technology: 1980 - 1989

MurchMobile Feb 1986
Malaspina President Bruce Fraser, Minister of Education Russ Fraser, and Rich Johnston take a ride in the Murchmobile, also known as the Malaspina Murch 1.  The vehicle was designed at Malaspina College by John Murchie to provide a vehicle whose parts were inexpensive, efficient, functional, and accessible to people in Third World countries.  Its design coincided with Expo ’86.



May 1986 Fish
May 1986

More 1980s fisheries photos



MC Arboretum 1980s
Malaspina College's Arboretum was realized by Forestry Instructor Fred Marshall who wanted to keep a part of the campus forested. While most of the forest has made way for facilities expansion, a piece of the original arboretum remains around Building 365 a.k.a "the log cabin".
Image courtesy of VIU Archives

woodlot opening may 1989

May 1989: Grand opening of Malaspina College's woodlot. Left to right: Mayor Frank Ney, Minister of Forests Dave Parker, Chief Forester of BC Forest Products Jack Toovey, and President Rich Johnston

More 1980s forestry photos



Greenhouse director 1984
Greenhouse coordinator, 1984.
Image courtesy of VIU Archives