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Dr. Jeanette Schmid

VIU Researchers Investigate Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Social Services Sector

January 18, 2022

The research took place over 18 months. An increased focus on work-life balance and the retention of hybrid service delivery options are just two of the findings Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers discovered when researching the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on local social services agencies. The research, jointly conducted by Dr. Jeanette Schmid, a Social Work professor, and Social... Read more

Janelle Minoza, VIU Bachelor of Social Work student

The Power of Persistence: A Story of Success and Resilience

January 13, 2020

Janelle Minoza has overcome a number of obstacles standing in the way of her post-secondary education since becoming a student at Vancouver Island University last year. Janelle Minoza is living proof that hard work and determination can help you achieve your dreams. The third-year Bachelor of Social Work student at Vancouver Island University (VIU), from the Deh Gah Gotie Dene First Nations in... Read more