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VIU Honours First Nations Advocate with Honorary Degree

May 29, 2018

Gene Anne Joseph, the first librarian of First Nations heritage in BC, will receive Doctor of Laws at VIU’s June 5 convocation ceremony Since childhood, Gene Anne Joseph was always happiest with a book in hand. “My parents and family would joke that I wouldn’t move in an earthquake if I was reading,” Joseph says. Joseph’s father had an elementary-level education in federal Indian day school... Read more


VIU Honours Tireless Fighter for Human Rights with Honorary Degree

February 7, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Wade receives Doctor of Laws at February Convocation As long as she can remember, Dr. Jennifer Wade has had a deep sense of the importance of fairness. Starting back on the playground at school, she has been fighting for people who haven’t been able to make their voices heard.    “I think it was my Scottish mother. She felt strongly about unfairness,” says Wade. “It was... Read more


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