VIU Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series Looks at the Legacy of Canada's Residential Schools

February 16, 2016

First Nations Studies professor Laura Meijer Drees examines impacts of residential schools and TRC’s final report The mandate was clearly laid out when Canada’s Residential School system was envisioned: “Eliminate parental involvement in the intellectual, cultural and spiritual development of Aboriginal children.” The fact a system founded on such a principle wasn’t completely torn down for... Read more

Student Fee Implementation

January 26, 2016

Updated March 11, 2016   At its February 2016 meeting, the VIU Board of Governors approved a Student Services Fee in order to provide new benefits for students in three tangible areas: health and well-being, experiential learning, and access to technology. The Student Services Fee will allow VIU to provide services and supports for students that are comparable not only with universities in B.C... Read more