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BC Government Announces Support for Development of a Food Hub at VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station

The BC government has announced support for the development of new food hubs to strengthen food security on the island, including a new Seafood Innovation...

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VIU Media Highlights: February 16-28, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Canada Newswire: ...

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Post-Secondary and Public Sectors

WHAT: A panel discussion on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Post-Secondary and Public SectorsWHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1 – 2:30 pmWHERE:...

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VIU Events


Virtual Career Services Interview Preparation Strategies Webinar

Learn some tried and tested tips for getting interview ready. Discover and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation...


Education & Career Fairs Virtual Event

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Preparing for On-Line Exams

Exams and quizzes are core to university life. During the pandemic, not just students but teachers alike grapple with test taking. From the teachers’...


Boost Our Oral English Weekly Group

Learn tips for improving your spoken English fluency and accuracy in a fun group environment. Drop in -- come to as many sessions as you wish, no registration...

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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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