VIU experts appear live on CBC Nanaimo broadcast

People doing a live broadcast in a coffee shop

January 27, 2023 - 4:15pm

Several shows were broadcasting from Serious Coffee on Hammond Bay Road

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation launched its permanent bureau in Nanaimo on Friday, January 27 with a special live broadcast in the Harbour City that featured several experts from Vancouver Island University.

The Nanaimo bureau “will focus on telling stories from the mid-and-north Vancouver Island region” states a CBC news story. Listen to VIU experts talk about their research into various aspects of Nanaimo’s history and culture.  

History Professor Dr. Katharine Rollwagen talked about the history and meaning behind some of Nanaimo's stranger street names.

Elder-in-Residence C-tasi:a, Geraldine Manson, told CBC On the Island host Gregor Craigie about her research into the history, stories and meaning behind the petroglyphs that exist throughout the Nanaimo area.


Master of Community Planning Professor Mark Holland appeared on BC Today with host Michelle Eliot to chat about the growth of Nanaimo from a community planning perspective, and what he thinks the future holds for the Harbour City.

Tags: Community Planning | History | Indigenous | Research | Announcements

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