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Dr. Whitney Wood joins VIU’s as the new Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in the Historical Dimensions of Women’s Health.

Birthing a New Perspective on Women's Health

July 17, 2019

Delving into the historical roots of childbirth experiences, VIU’s new Canada Research Chair hopes to improve women’s encounters with the health-care system during this critical time.  Home birth, water birth or hospital birth; medicated or unmedicated; doctor or midwife – the ways in which women give birth and perceive a “good” childbirth have vastly changed over time; however, women have... Read more


VIU Writers Tackle Assimilation, Cultural Collaborations and Acceptance in Spring Colloquium Series

January 22, 2018

Free public lecture series hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities starts Friday, January 26  From overwriting the Bard, to Seamus Heaney’s contributions to the world, to a unique playwriting collaboration, community members will get to look at the world from several different writers’ perspectives during The Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series spring lineup. The Colloquium... Read more


Poets on Campus

January 8, 2018

By Jenn McGarrigle The pen is definitely mightier than the sword, especially when it’s in the hands of students in VIU’s Creative Writing and Journalism program! Students captured a number of prestigious awards this year that are putting them – and the whole program – on the literary map. VIU Magazine had the chance to catch up with two aspiring... Read more


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