VIU Media Highlights: January 24 - February 7, 2022

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February 7, 2022 - 12:15pm

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. 

Top 10 News Stories

  1. CTV News: ‘We couldn’t quite believe it’: BC researchers baffled after Nanaimo goose spotted in Chicago. Reach: 41.86 million.
  2. Yahoo News (reprint of a CBC story): Researchers mystified after Canada goose tagged in BC is spotted almost 3,000 km away in Chicago. Article features an interview with Biology Professor Eric Demers on the tagging project that started in 2016. Reach: 35.1 million.
  3. Vancouver Sun: BCHL referee Braiden Epp returns to ice after multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Epp is a Kinesiology student at VIU. Reach: 12 million. 
  4. Black Press: Canada goose from Vancouver Island makes it all the way to the Great Lakes. Reach: 3.36 million.
  5. Outdoor Life: Vancouver Island Canada Goose flies 2,000 miles to Chicago. Reach: 1.68 million.
  6. Daily Hive: Canada goose from BC turns up 3,000 km away in Chicago. Reach: 1.5 million.
  7. Nanaimo Bulletin: VIU’s ElderCollege offering more than 100 courses this spring. Reach: 186,330.
  8. Nanaimo Bulletin: VIU Mariners win all their volleyball matches to stay unbeaten in new year. Reach: 183,750.
  9. Abbotsford News: Abbotsford’s Ava Pearson signs with VIU Mariners. Reach: 234,000.
  10. Nanaimo Bulletin: Ladysmith Show n Shine donates extra funds to VIU technician program award. Reach: 180,000. 

VIU News

Top-performing Broadcast Story

  • CTV News story about a Canada goose tagged by VIU researchers in Departure Bay, Nanaimo, that ended up in Chicago reached 1.5 million people.

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Social Media

  • Top Instagram post: A picture of the view from the upper cafeteria of Building 250 with the coastal mountains behind reached 4,560 people. 

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