VIU Media Highlights: December 7, 2022

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December 7, 2022 - 4:00pm

The giving spirit, global learning opportunities & holiday events 🎄

As we enter the winter season, the spirit of giving is strong at VIU, as you can see by our top story below. If you have any questions, please reach out to us

Top stories

VIU Foundation's Giving Tuesday campaign raises more than $500,000

Students at Vancouver Island University will have fewer financial worries this season after a huge outpouring of support through the VIU Foundation's Giving Tuesday campaign. Learn more.

From climate change to fish kills: innovative chemisty research

Access to clean air, water and food is critical to the quality of life in Canada. Dr. Erik Krogh, a VIU Chemistry Professor, is expanding the frontiers of mass spectrometry to develop real-time measurements of emerging contaminants. His research will help address air quality and climate change as well as monitor pollution in water and soil. Read more

Student gets prestigious research internship in Germany

Angelina Jaeger worked on research that ultimately aims to create a material with a similar texture and properties to human tissue, that is easy to make and use. She's also been working for VIU's Applied Environmental Research Lab – two very unique opportunities for an undergraduate student. Read more

My semester abroad in Norway

Child and Youth Care student Sarah Osborne is just wrapping up a unique study abroad adventure in Norway, where she took the friluftsliv program (outdoor studies) at the Norwegian School of Sport Studies. Her semester included learning how to harvest seafood, navigate and connect with nature, kayaking and camping. Read more

Campus events

Student art sale

Every year, Visual Art students host a sale at the View Gallery to sell/showcase their works for people. Come pick up one-of-a-kind artworks and gifts for the holidays on December 14. Learn more

Milner Christmas Magic

This annual event hosted by VIU's Milner Gardens & Woodland offers visitors a dazzling experience walking through thousands of twinkling lights strung along the garden paths, and includes festive window displays within the historic Milner House and charming Gardener’s Cottage. Read more

VIU in the news

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Vigil

Eliza Gardiner, Chair of the Status of Women committee, spoke with Gregor Craigie on CBC's On the Coast morning show about the vigil held yesterday to honour and remember the 14 young women who were murdered in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique. The committee also organized a panel presentation on women in non-traditional occupations. Listen to the interview.

Watch: The "Invasive Species Guy" on protecting BC's biodiversity

VIU Natural Resource Protection student Hunter Jarratt is passionate about raising awareness about invasive species. He has TikTok and Instagram channels devoted to raising awareness about how people can help protect BC's native plants and animals.Read more in the Times Colonist


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