VIU Media Highlights: November 15-29, 2021

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November 29, 2021 - 8:45pm

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.

Top-performing Broadcast Story

Top 10 News Stories

  1. Toronto Star (through local journalism initiative): Indigenous journalists essential in amplifying the stories of Indigenous people. See VIU News Release. Picked up by Hamilton Spectator, Yahoo News, and others. Reach: 9.4 million people.
  2. Black Press Media: B.C. university student wins Miss Canada Pacific crown. Picked up by 63 Black Press outlets. Reach: 3.44 million people.
  3. CHEK News: Vancouver Island woman wins pageant contest, will represent Canada at international event next year. Reach: 544,000 people.
  4. Nanaimo Bulletin: VIU women win two more basketball games to stay unbeaten. Reach: 149,000 people.
  5. Nanaimo Bulletin: VIU Mariners win as college basketball returns to the court. Reach: 149,000 people.
  6. Nanaimo Bulletin: Nanaimo-area IT firm looks for local talent to help industries fend off cyberattacks. Features an interview with Graham White, ITAS Program Chair. Students are often recruited by cybersecurity firms due to the specialized skills they are learning. Reach: 149,000 people. 
  7. Nanaimo Bulletin: VIU dessert chefs stir up one-of-a-kind ‘Spindle Whorl’ chocolate recipe. Rewrite of VIU News Release. Reach: 149,000.
  8. Nanaimo News Now: Custom chocolate blend developed by Nanaimo VIU student & instructor in Paris. Reach: 146,000.
  9. Education News Canada: VIU baking program launches exclusive signature chocolate. Reprint of VIU News Release. Reach: 21,500 people.
  10. Academica Group: BC post-secondary institutions cancel classes, close campuses due to inclement weather. Reach: 6,000 people.

VIU News

VIU Student Pulse

Social Media

  • Top Instagram post: A story about the free clothing swap in the cafeteria on November 17 reached more than 2,100 people.

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