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VIU’s tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus invites public input on future of post-secondary training in region

May 24, 2024

Residents can have their say through a survey and in-person session. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus is planning for the future delivery of post-secondary education and training in the qathet region. The plan will ensure that program delivery reflects the needs of the... Read more

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New research centre focuses on quality of life improvements for people affected by trauma and mental health issues

May 22, 2024

The Centre for Trauma and Mental Health Research aims to address impacts of trauma, brain injury and mental health challenges. Improving quality of life for people affected by trauma and supporting brain health are two main goals of a new research centre at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Called... Read more

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Alum of the Month: Melissa Ayling

May 22, 2024

One assignment changed the trajectory of Anthropology alum Melissa Ayling’s life. The paper she wrote for an upper-level Anthropology class about baklava and its significance to Middle Eastern identity sparked a passion for studying ancient food systems. “I hadn’t realized that the relationship... Read more

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May 17 President's message to campus community

May 17, 2024

The last few weeks have been some of our campus community’s most challenging in recent memory. I want to thank all the members of the VIU community and beyond who wrote to me recently expressing various opinions on the Palestine Solidarity Encampment at our Nanaimo campus and offering me advice on... Read more

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Chasing the total solar eclipse

Dr. Greg Arkos, a VIU Astronomy Professor, travelled to Mazatlán, Mexico to view the total solar eclipse. The eclipse crossed North America, passing over...

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How has VIU’s Portal magazine evolved over the years?

How did Portal magazine evolve from a black-and-white photocopied and stapled chapbook to a nationally distributed literary magazine?Joy Gugeler,...

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Using an Ojibwe lens to examine Margaret Atwood’s novel MaddAddam

Bryn Skibo examines Margaret Atwood’s speculative novel MaddAddam through an Ojibwe lens during her spring 2024 VIU Arts and Humanities...

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Amy Mattes’ debut novel explores love and identity

Amy Mattes, a VIU Creative Writing student, drew inspiration from experiences of her youth to write her debut fictional novel, Late September. Late...

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Housing options for students in Nanaimo

You’ve registered for your classes. Now, you’re looking forward to some fun and rest before university starts up in the fall. Great! But before you head out on...

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VIU Student Pulse News: May 16, 2024

We hope the semester has gotten off to a good start! In this issue: Asian Heritage MonthPaying for universityWeb registration helpSummer funNeed to...

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