VIU’s Bring Your Lunch and Learn series includes discussions on Canadian art and the total solar eclipse of 2017, says Tanis Dagert, Community Liaison with the Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office.

February 5, 2018 - 1:00pm

VIU’s Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office presentations explore diverse topics

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Bring Your Lunch and Learn series delves into diverse research topics this semester, including Canadian art, the video game industry and the total solar eclipse of 2017.

Lunch and Learn sessions run on Tuesdays at VIU’s Nanaimo Campus from noon to 1 pm in Building 305, Room 440. The sessions are open to the public and people are invited to bring their lunch, listen to the presentation and then participate in a 30-minute discussion.

“VIU is here to serve the community and is a great resource for learning opportunities,” said Tanis Dagert, Community Liaison with the Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office. “You never know what you can learn.”

Dagert said the Bring Your Lunch and Learn series provides both attendees and presenters with opportunities to learn, share and discuss insights and ideas. Faculty, staff and students get the chance to share what they are excited about, test-run presentations that might be presented at other conferences or gain experience at defending their thesis.

The series begins Tuesday, February 6 with Academic Performance and Intercultural Effectiveness: What is the Relationship?, presented by Mackenzie Sillem, Coordinator of Intercultural Learning and support, and Darrell Harvey, Coordinator of International Projects and Internationalization. The session is part of VIU’s Global Citizens Week, which runs February 5 - 9.

During the session attendees will learn about the collaborative research project that aims to explore if there is a relationship between the academic success of international students and the intercultural competencies they possess.

Other upcoming Bring Your Lunch and Learn Series sessions include:

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Rachel Stern, Communications Officer, Vancouver Island University

P: 250.741.2020 | C: 250.618.7296 | E: rachel.stern@viu.ca| T: @VIUNews


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