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VIU News

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UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 30, 5:40 PM

WE WANTED TO START TODAY’S UPDATE BY SHARING A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM DR. DEB SAUCIER, VIU PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR, WHO IS WORKING FROM HER...

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UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 27, 5:45 PM

It’s Friday, which means we have made it through the first full week of alternative learning delivery and doing our work from home. We want to thank everyone...

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UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 25, 6:15 PM

STARTING TODAY, WE WILL BE TRANSITIONING TO SENDING OUT AN UPDATE THREE TIMES PER WEEK UNLESS THERE IS SOMETHING URGENT WE NEED TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY....

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VIU Events

Apr
02

Worldbridger Film - Shoplifters

Those familiar with Koreeda’s work will recognize his warm and sensitive but also honest and precisionist focus on family and its configurations. Here, a group...

Apr
14

Professional Development Event - Effective and Compassionate Communication

The Faculty of Education (with support from the VIUFA Professional Development Fund) is offering a FREE (lunch and snacks included) two day professional...

Apr
21

Applied Business Technology Information Session

Get the skills you need to launch yourself into a rewarding career in administration with Vancouver Island University’s Applied Business Technology Certificate...

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Cassandra Twiname, a VIU Bachelor of Science degree student, on a field trip

Cassandra Twiname

“Being from a small town in Northern B.C., coming to VIU was an easy adjustment with its welcoming atmosphere, small class sizes, approachable professors, and beautiful forested campus. The biology program is challenging but has an amazing faculty who have inspired my love for biology and have been there to help me throughout my academic career.”


Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Biology and Psychology 


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