Dr. Ralph Nilson Centre for Health and Science

Our new Dr. Ralph Nilson Centre for Health and Scence accommodates the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Health Care Assistant and Chemistry programs. Built to LEED Gold standards, the building transforms the heart of the Nanaimo campus, stimulating undergraduate research and collaboration, and meeting the demand for trained professionals in critical industries.

Health Programs


  • Fully equipped Clinical Skills Lab and Simulation Suites replicate the complex clinical settings future healthcare professionals will encounter

Science Programs


  • New space to accommodate the renowned chemical analysis research and training by Applied Environmental Research Lab (AERL)
  • Creation of a new Masters in Chemistry with modern labs and flexible class space
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