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VIU News

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Building a University Where All Belong: VIU Chancellor Shares Her Vision with Community

VIU Chancellor Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, was formally bestowed with the duties of office in an online ceremony on June 17, 2021.Making university a place...

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VIU Canada Research Chair Developing Tools to Inform Forest Recovery Initiatives

Dr. Sean Sloan will build on expertise in the field of forest management, wildfire dynamics, and satellite Earth observation to develop a new understanding of...

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VIU Awards Honorary Degree to Award-Winning Medical Doctor and Actor

Dr. Evan Tlesla II Adams will receive his honorary doctorate at VIU’s virtual graduation celebration event on June 24.   If there is one thing about...

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VIU Events

Jun
23

Holistic Energy Care: Understand, Transform & Energize Your Whole Being

Holistic Energy Care: Understand, Transform, and Energize Your Whole Being with Noelle Hanuse (Wuikinuxv) MA, CCC, Counsellor, VIUWith the impacts of Covid-19...

Jun
23

Fundamentals of Forest - Harvesting Practices Virtual Info Session

The future of the coast forest sector is bright and career opportunities in forestry look promising. Working in the harvesting sector of the forestry industry...

Jun
24

Healthy Spirits, Healthy Schools: Towards a Transformational Pedagogy

Noelle Hanuse, Wellness Coordinator is offering healing-centered engagement workshops for anyone working with Indigenous students at VIU.Indigenous students...

Jun
30

Fundamentals of Forest - Harvesting Practices Virtual Info Session

The future of the coast forest sector is bright and career opportunities in forestry look promising. Working in the harvesting sector of the forestry industry...

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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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