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Colloquium series begins with a talk about TV shows Chewing Gum and Fleabag

September 19, 2023

VIU’s Christina Mansueti examines how comedy shows challenge and affirm contemporary feminisms. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series returns this fall with an engaging lineup. This season explores contemporary feminisms in two UK-based TV comedies, the history... Read more

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VIU researcher using community-engaged approach to BC’s toxic drug crisis

September 19, 2023

Dr. Sharon Karsten received a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar award that will support her in her work. In the midst of BC’s ongoing, toxic drug crisis, a researcher at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is using an arts-based, community-engaged approach to help people “come together in new... Read more

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Alum of the Month: Telma Dos Santos

September 8, 2023

Telma Dos Santos was working as a health care assistant when she first heard about the Activity Assistant certificate at VIU. The program is designed to provide further training for people who have previous experience as a health care aid or community support worker and want to create programming... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: September 6

September 6, 2023

As a new school year begins, educators are looking at how AI tools like Chat GPT will change teaching and learning. Also in this issue:  Climate action experts Should cellphones be allowed in the classroom?  How a VIU prof's research could change cancer treatments Featured experts Cellphones and... Read more

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Doing your part to save water during a drought

Drought levels in many areas of British Columbia are at the most severe end of the provincial five-point scale and have been since mid-July. BC Minister of...

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Why you should secure your garbage and recycling

Unsecured garbage and recycling can attract bears to residential neighbourhoods, leading to potential wildlife-human conflicts. If wildlife such as bears...

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VIU alum shares Indigenous-made films watch list

VIU alum J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth (One who gives away and still stands tall) works for the National Film Board of Canada as the organization’s Director of...

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Things to do in Nanaimo

VIU’s main campus is in the harbourside city of Nanaimo. If you’re new to the area, it’s a good idea to spend some time exploring the city. One of the most...

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Student Pulse News: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Are you looking for part-time work this semester? Polish up your resume and head to two career fairs happening this week, one for on-campus jobs and one for...

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3 reasons to become a student ambassador

My first year of college was the worst year of my life. During the time of lockdowns and restrictions in the middle of the pandemic, I was isolated and away...

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