VIU Media Highlights: February 8 – 28, 2022

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A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.

Top 10 News Stories

  1. CTV News (picked up by CFAX-AM): “They were loved”: Women’s Memorial March commemorated on Vancouver Island. Story features an on-campus event organized by VIUFA’s Status of Women Committee. Reach: 35.1 million.
  2. CTV News (picked up by CFAX-AM): VIU getting ready to offer first-in-Canada program on psychedelic-assisted therapy. Reach: 35.1 million
  3. Vancouver Sun: BC’s Top Employers: 2022 Winners (VIU is one of them). Reach: 3.28 million.
  4. Times Colonist: BC government creating 602 new nurse training seats to ease staffing shortage. VIU is getting some of these new seats. Reach: 1.96 million.
  5. Times Colonist: Helping to bring Vancouver Island marmots back from edge of extinction. Article features research conducted by a VIU alum while under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Gorrell, VIU Biology Professor. Reach: 1.3 million.
  6. Psychedelic News Wire (republished 137 times): VIU set to launch first psychedelics therapy course in Canada. Reach: 760,000.
  7. CHEK News: VIU, Saanich Police among local companies named BC’s top employers. Reach: 677,000.
  8. Victoria Buzz: Over 600 new nursing seats coming to BC post-secondary institutions. Reach: 214,000.
  9. NanaimoNewsNOW: VIU pioneering psychedelic-assisted therapy program. Reach: 196,000.
  10. NanaimoNewsNOW: More nurses being trained in Nanaimo to combat ongoing staff shortages. Reach: 196,000.

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Top-performing Broadcast Story

A CTV News story about VIU’s new Psychedelic-assisted Therapy program reached 3 million people.

VIU Digest

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022:
    • Open rate: 41.6%
    • Click rate: 6.1%
    • Most-clicked link: Canada Census
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2022:
    • Open rate: 42.2%
    • Click rate: 8.5%
    • Most-clicked link: Employee Engagement Survey results zoom link


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