VIU Media Highlights: November 30 - December 13, 2021

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December 13, 2021 - 12:45pm

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.

Note: This will be the last edition of 2021 - look for media highlights again in January 2022! 

Top 10 News Stories

  1. Nanaimo News Bulletin: BC man who struggled with substance use, crime seeks to end drug addiction stigma. Features story on Christopher Lamoureux who is about to become a student at VIU. Picked up by multiple Black Press papers. Reach: 3.4 million.
  2. MedPageToday: Researchers to Study Psilocybin’s Effects on Strained Healthcare workers. Reach: 1.85 million. 
  3. Victoria News: Vancouver Islanders can now have opioids, other drugs lab-checked by mail. Program partnership with UVic, VIU and Island Health. Picked up by multiple Black Press papers. Reach: 1 million.
  4. University of Saskatchewan: USask PhD candidate’s research shines light on Indigenous water governance in Manitoba. Story on Warrick Baijius, a VIU Geography major alum. Reach: 626,000.
  5. CHEK Upside: VIU Launches its own signature chocolate. Reach: 544,000. Inspired by VIU News Release
  6. Nanaimo News Now: Video: ‘We’re just thrilled:’ iconic Christmas lights tradition returns to mid-Island. Story on Milner Christmas Magic. Story picked up by CFJC-TV. Reach: 398,000.
  7. Nanaimo News Bulletin & Parksville Qualicum Beach News: VIU encourages speaking out against gender-based violence. Picked up by multiple Black Press papers. Reach: 200,000.
  8. Parksville Qualicum Beach News: Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach lights up with 100,000 lights for Christmas. Reach 91,200.
  9. Parksville Qualicum Beach News: Frontline workers eligible for free membership at Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach. Reach: 51,200.
  10. Powell River Peak: Powell River Regals answer last-minute call to play VIU. Reach: 30,400.

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Social Media

  • Top Instagram post: A post about Milner Christmas Magic was liked by almost 600 people.
  • Top Instagram reel/video: Two snippets of VIU President Dr. Deborah Saucier’s holiday video reached more than 8,000 people and the full video was watched 750 times.

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