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VIU and Community Partners Remember Local Fallen Soldiers through Video Memorial

November 1, 2021

VIU video project acknowledges Nanaimo soldiers’ contributions to the First and Second World Wars.A video memorial project that aims to tell a piece of the story of the lives of the Nanaimo soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First and Second World Wars will be displayed across the city November 1 -11, 2021.For the 11 days leading up to Remembrance Day, the Nanaimo Remembers... Read more

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Media Highlights: October 4-18, 2021

October 20, 2021

VIU students and employees in the news. Top 10 News StoriesTime Magazine: How COVID-19 Opened the Door to a New Era in Psychedelic Medicine. The Roots to Thrive program co-developed by VIU Nursing Professor Dr. Shannon Dames is mentioned. Reach: 64.6 million.Good Word News (and four others): How Hungry Sea Otters Affect Seagrass Sex Life. This story is based on the same study mentioned in... Read more

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Community Organizations Invited to Learn about United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

October 20, 2021

VIU research institute is offering free training sessions for community groups in Nanaimo, Duncan, Parksville and Powell River.Eradicating poverty. Ending hunger. Tackling climate change. It can seem overwhelming for the average organization or individual to make an impact. How can someone build a better and more sustainable world? The United Nations has created a blueprint – the 17... Read more

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Media Highlights: September 20 - October 4, 2021

October 7, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.Please note that this issue of the media highlights includes links to stories that may be upsetting or triggering to readers. VIU provides counselling supports to students and employees; please reach out if you need to.News StoriesTop Performing article for the last month:Our story about the new Literacy Circle program for... Read more

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VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series Confronts the Housing Crisis

October 7, 2021

WHAT: VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker SeriesWHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6 to 7:30 pmWHERE: Zoom webinar, Registration linkDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, housing has quickly become the frontline of defense against the spread of the virus. But for precariously housed or homeless people, the request to “stay home” is an impossibility. Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift, an... Read more

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The View Gallery Presents Rande Cook

October 6, 2021

When a Tree Falls, Are We Listening?WHERE: VIU’s The View GalleryWHEN: October 14 – November 27, 2021 – Artist talk and reception October 21, 6-8 pmThe View Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition of new works from Kwakwaka’wakw multimedia artist Rande Cook. The exhibition will run from Thursday, October 14 to November 27, 2021, with an opening reception and artist talk to be held on October... Read more

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VIU Invites People to Experience University Life During Virtual Event

September 29, 2021

WHAT: Experience VIU 2021WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9 am to 2 pmWHERE: Online [see registration link at bottom]Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) virtual open house event happens this Saturday (October 2) and includes a $1,000 tuition prize giveaway, video tour of Deep Bay Marine Field Station, a chance to talk with program chairs and downloadable resources.Experience VIU is for anyone... Read more

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VIU’s Malaspina Theatre Hosts Winds of Change Art Exhibit

September 22, 2021

Featuring works by Stz’uminus First Nation artist Daniel R. Elliott, the exhibit explores the impacts of colonization and how healing can be achieved.­­Indigenous artist Daniel R. Elliott wants to take people on a healing journey. But first, he’s asking people to confront the history and impact of residential schools head on, and not look away.His paintings are on display in the Malaspina Theatre... Read more

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Action required: VIU’s vaccine self-declaration program

September 16, 2021

As announced on August 27, VIU is introducing a vaccine self-declaration program for students and employees to support the wellness and mental health of our community and a safe campus environment. We are requesting that all employees and students declare their vaccination status by October 1. If you are fully vaccinated and choose to declare this, that is the only step you need to... Read more

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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Showcase Graduate Programs

September 10, 2021

Students who are contemplating the next step in their post-secondary careers can come to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) first-ever online Graduate Programs Expo on September 15.Graduate programs build on what students learned in undergraduate degrees and are more highly specialized in a particular area of study. VIU has a range of graduate options to choose from, from master’s degrees, to... Read more