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February 16, 2021 Newsletter

Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Lunar New Year and we wish you all happiness, health, and prosperity. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, we hosted a red pocket lantern DIY session. Did you know that people hang red lanterns during the Lunar New Year to symbolize happiness and drive out any bad luck? It was nice to see everyone at […]

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February 1, 2021 Newsletter

Happy February We hope you all had a wonderful January and stayed warm and healthy! February is an eventful month, with Chinese New Year on the 12th, Valentine’s Day on the 14th, and Family Day on the 15th. Long weekend! Woo hoo! February is also Black History Month in Canada and the US. Keep reading for more […]

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January 18, 2021 Newsletter

How is everyone’s 2021 so far? Has it been fun, exciting, disappointing, or uncertain? January is the coldest month of the year, so make sure you keep warm and stay healthy.  In the last two weeks, we hosted a virtual Zumba fitness session with Michèlle from West Trek Social Club. It was nice to see everyone turn on […]

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January 4, 2021 Newsletter

Cheers to a New Year! Welcome to our first newsletter in 2021! We hope everyone had a restful holiday break and we wish everyone a healthy and happy 2021. In this upcoming year, we will continue to find new ways to bring our community together with more fun social events, contest giveaways, and exciting opportunities for our […]

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December 14, 2020 Newsletter

Get Ready for the Holidays! There are only 11 sleeps until Christmas! We’re working hard to prepare special goodies for all our residents this holiday, which will be delivered December 21 to 23. Follow us on Instagram @gecliving for a sneak peek of our surprise. Our newsletter will also be taking a break until January 4, so we hope you don’t miss […]

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November 30, 2020 Newsletter

It’s the last day of November and we’re finally stepping into the holiday season! We’re working hard to prepare special goodies for all our residents this winter. Follow us on Instagram @gecliving for a sneak peek of our surprise. We’ll also be sharing easy DIY gift ideas every week, so don’t forget to tag us if you make something nice! We’ll see you there! Talk soon, Danika and […]

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November 16, 2020 Newsletter

As we head into the colder months, we know it’s tempting to crank up the heat, but we’d like to share some energy saving tips to be friendlier to our planet and reduce our energy consumption: Turn off the lights when you’re out of the room. Unplug any chargers that aren’t in use. Bundle up! […]

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November 2, 2020 Newsletter

Happy November! Another month is upon us and we hope everyone remembered to change their clocks backward 1 hour for Daylight Savings Time. Last month, we held a Pumpkin Carving Party with Sala Thai, had an Instagram contest for PNE tickets, hosted an online game of Pictionary, met our residents for pizza, and delivered Halloween goodie bags […]

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October 19, 2020 Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who joined our Pumpkin Carving Party on Thursday! We had so much fun carving with Chef Nok, four time Thailand National Champion in Fruit Carving and head chef at Sala Thai restaurant on Burrard. In case you missed it, the recorded livestream will be posted on our IGTV. We will continue to host events and activities for […]

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September 28, 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the GEC Newsletter! Welcome to our first ever GEC newsletter! This newsletter will be sent every two weeks to give you the latest on upcoming events, activities, opportunities, announcements, and more. We know the last few months have been tough, so we want to connect with you and make your time at GEC the best it […]

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News

GEC Viva: Student Testimonials

GEC is the largest off-campus student residence and community in Vancouver. Hear what our students from Vancouver Film School, Douglas College, Quest University, and Thompson Rivers University say about living at GEC Viva student housing in Downtown Vancouver. At GEC Viva, student housing has never been more exciting. GEC Viva is a 17th-floor tower located […]

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COVID-19 Update

February 10, 2021 On February 5, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia extended the orders to significantly reduce social interactions and travel. The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight and will be kept in place until further notice based on direction from the Provincial Health Officer. 1. Face masks […]

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Corporate News

CIBT’s GEC Education Mega Center Receives City Council Approval at the Third Public Hearing

Vancouver, B.C., February 23, 2021 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that its flagship project, GEC Education Mega Center®  (the “Project”), received approval from Surrey City Council at the third Public Hearing on February 22, 2021. The Project will now proceed to the Enactment […]

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CIBT’s GEC Education Mega Center® Receives City Council Approval at First and Second Public Hearings

Vancouver, B.C., February 10, 2021 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that its flagship project, GEC Education Mega Center® (the “Project”), received approval from Surrey City Council at the first and second Public Hearings held on February 8, 2021. The Project is scheduled to proceed […]

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CIBT’s GEC® Oakridge Project Receives City Council Public Hearing Approval

Vancouver, B.C., January 20, 2021 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company“) is pleased to report that its subsidiary, GEC Oakridge Acquisition Limited Partnership, received approval for its GEC® Oakridge project (the “Project”) from Vancouver City Council at the Public Hearing held on January 19, 2021. The Project […]

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CIBT Provides Update on GEC King Edward Project

Vancouver, B.C., January 5th, 2021 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the GEC King Edward® project (the “Project”). In October 2017, GEC King Edward Limited Partnership acquired three parcels of land to develop student-centric rental apartments to be combined with allocated […]

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CIBT Education Group Reports C$7M Investment Commitment for GEC Oakridge

Vancouver, B.C., December 1, 2020 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that an investor has agreed to invest a total of $7 million in two tranches into the GEC® Oakridge project. The first tranche of $3.5 million has closed, with the second tranche to close […]

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CIBT Group Provides Update on its GEC® Branded Real Estate Portfolio

Vancouver, B.C., November 3rd, 2020 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”), a leading education and student housing provider, is pleased to provide an update on its GEC®  branded real estate portfolio. The total GEC® branded portfolio comprises 11 projects, 16 buildings and over 1.5 million square feet of net […]

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CIBT Subsidiary Completes the Acquisition of the 15th and 16th GEC® Branded Buildings for $48.5 Million

Vancouver, B.C., October 27th, 2020 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its newest subsidiary limited partnership, GEC® Marine Gateway Limited Partnership (“Project 11”), has completed the acquisition of two residential rental buildings collectively called GEC® Marine Gateway (“MC1 and MC2”) located at the corner […]

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CIBT CONFIRMS SUBJECT REMOVAL ON THE SALE OF A GEC® PROJECT FOR $55.5 MILLION

Vancouver, B.C. July 20th, 2018 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that one of the real estate limited partnerships in which it holds an interest has executed a subject removal agreement pertaining to the sale of one of the GEC® branded Vancouver properties (the […]

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GEC® FLAGSHIP PROJECT IN RICHMOND RECEIVES THIRD READING APPROVAL

Vancouver, B.C., July 23rdth, 2018 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that one of its real estate investment projects (the “Project”), to be located in Richmond, BC has received Third Reading approval by Richmond City Council. The approvals are based on a community development plan […]

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CIBT REPORTS COMPLETION OF $15 MILLION EQUITY RAISE FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION CITY (RICHMOND) PROJECT

Vancouver, BC – April 30, 2018 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (“CIBT” or the “Company”) (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) is pleased to report the successful completion by Global Education City (Richmond) II Limited Partnership of the phase II $15 million equity raise for Global Education City® (Richmond), the eighth GEC® location, described in CIBT’s news […]

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CIBT INCREASES OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER GEC® PROJECT

Vancouver, B.C. March 19th, 2018 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that pursuant to the Company’s news release of January 24th, 2018, it has completed the buy-out of the former majority owner of the limited partnership that owned one of the GEC® branded downtown Vancouver […]

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CIBT REPORTS REFERRAL FEE AGREEMENTS TO RAISE $60 MILLION FOR NEW FLAGSHIP PROJECT

Vancouver, BC – March 12th, 2018 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) is pleased to announce that one of its real estate investment limited partnerships (the “LP”) has entered into referral fee agreements with a real estate development group (the “Group”) for an equity raise of up to $60 million for a […]

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CIBT ARRANGES SALE OF GROUND FLOOR COMMERCIAL STRATA UNITS OF GEC® BURNABY HEIGHTS

Vancouver, BC – March 7th, 2018 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) is pleased to announce that one of its real estate investment limited partnerships has entered into a formal Purchase and Sale Agreement to sell four commercial ground floor units at GEC® Burnaby Heights for $6 million.  The closing is expected […]

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CIBT Signs Memorandum of Understanding to build GEC Education Mega Center for $230 Million

Vancouver, B.C., September 7th, 2016 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the WestStone Group, a leading real estate development company in Western Canada, to construct the GEC Education Mega Center in Surrey, B.C. The […]

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GEC Burnaby Heights Limited Partnership Offering Fully Subscribed

March 15th, 2016 Vancouver, BC: CIBT Education Group Inc. (“CIBT”) (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) is pleased to report that pursuant to its news release dated December 10th 2015 entitled “CIBT Subsidiary Expands Student Housing Portfolio to Burnaby Heights”, the offering of limited partnership units relating to the GEC Burnaby Heights project have been fully […]

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CIBT Education Group Acquires New Student Housing Property in Metro Vancouver

As part of a three-year student housing project led by CIBT Education Group Inc., the education management company has acquired two additional properties in Central Vancouver. This property follows CIBT Education Group’s acquisition and successful launch of Viva Suites Hotel in the first quarter of 2015. The housing project aims to cater to the growing number of international […]

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CIBT Unveils Fully Furnished Viva Suites for Metro Vancouver’s Education Sector

July 15th, 2015: CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT”) is pleased to report that it has completed the first phase of renovations to its Viva Tower project which boosted the number of available market rental beds to 90 from the originally designed 35 beds. CIBT is now proceeding to Phase 2 […]

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Schools

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

Simon Fraser University formally opened in 1965 and aimed to be Canada’s most community-engaged research university. Currently around 30,000 students attend its three campuses every year, which also includes about 7,000 international students. You’ll have to drive or ride a bus (or hike) up a mountain to arrive at SFU Burnaby, the main university campus. […]

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University of British Columbia (UBC)

If you’re looking for universities to attend in Canada, chances are that you’ve heard of UBC.  UBC is one of the oldest universities in Canada as it recently turned 100 years old. The UBC Vancouver Campus serves 55,990 students – 16,131 of which are international students who come from China, USA, India, South Korea, Brazil, […]

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Attractions Near GEC Residences