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VIU Media Studies hosts Showcase and Social on April 25

April 18, 2024

The Showcase and Social is also being live streamed from the Rogers TV studio.  Join Vancouver Island University (VIU) Media Studies students and faculty on Thursday, April 25 from 4 to 7 pm at Shaw, 4316 Boban Drive in Nanaimo, for a year-end presentation of projects and recognition of graduates... Read more

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Portal “rewires and connects” at the launch of its 2024 issue

April 16, 2024

The magazine launches on April 26 at the Nanaimo Curling Club from 7 to 9:30 pm. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) student-run, full-colour literary magazine, Portal, celebrates the release of its 33rd annual issue.  This year the magazine is launching at a new venue  – the upstairs lounge of... Read more

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Indigenous Guardians protecting coastal lands and waters

April 15, 2024

The partnership between Nanwakolas Council and Vancouver Island University has resulted in 16 more Indigenous Guardians graduating with formal stewardship technician qualifications. *story reprinted with permission from the Nanwakolas Council website On April 12, after a gruelling six months of... Read more

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VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series puts the spotlight on bad leaders and followers

April 11, 2024

Bad Leaders, Bad Followers: Threats to democracy that we don’t talk about enough – an edition of the Engaged Citizens Speaker Series When: Monday, April 15, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Where: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310) or online via Zoom webinar. See Nanaimo campus map. Nanaimo, BC: There have been... Read more

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