VIU invites community to check out university classes

January 23, 2009 - 3:15am

Are you thinking about upgrading your education?

Next week you’ll have a chance to see first-hand what goes on in today’s university classrooms.

Vancouver Island University invites the public to attend “Open Door Week” at the Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses Jan. 26 to 30.

“Teaching faculty from all areas will open their classroom doors to allow colleagues, staff, students and the public to see how and what they teach,” said Earth Science professor Steve Earle.   

“The objective of this event is to give everyone a chance to explore some of the exciting programs available at VIU.”

VIU offers over 200 degree, diploma, certificate and masters degree programs. Specific classes taking part in Open Door Week include literature, mathematics, journalism, childcare, history, earth science, geology, atmospheric environment and much more.

Open Door Week coincides with exam week in Nanaimo area high schools. A special invitation has been extended to high school students to attend Open Door Week during their free time and explore the many opportunities available to them at VIU.

“It’s an excellent way for high school students to check out university classes, see what we offer and explore options for furthering their post-secondary education close to home,” added Earle.

Regular classes will remain in session during Open Door Week. Classrooms will be open to the public at the discretion of individual faculty members.

Open Door Week is an initiative of the VIU Faculty Association Professional and Scholarly Development Committee, the VIU Teaching and Learning Centre, Recruitment and Retention, and the Community and School Liaison Office.

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