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VIU News

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Hundreds of High School Students to Experience University for a Day at VIU

WHAT: Discovery Days 2019   WHO: High school students, Grades 10-12, from across the Island and further   WHEN: Tuesday, February 26 and...

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Indigenous Health Care Assistant Program Changing Lives

The Kw’am Kw’um Shhwuli (Strong Health, Well-being) Health Care Assistant program at VIU Cowichan combines technical training with wraparound supports and Hul’...

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Hundreds of High School Students Come to VIU for Skills Canada Regional Competition

WHAT: Skills Canada British Columbia Vancouver Island Central regional competition WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm WHERE: Vancouver Island...

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VIU Events

Feb
22

Geography Research Day

The students in the "Research Methods in Geography" course will be presenting their research proposals, and a number of our geography students will be...

Feb
23

BC TEAL Regional Conference

The English Language Centre in the Faculty of International Education will host a one-day conference with the professional organization, BC TEAL (Teachers of...

Feb
24

Oscar Party Fundraiser

Vancouver Island University's English Department invites you to celebrate Hollywood's biggest night at our annual Oscar Party in the Malaspina Theatre! This...

Feb
25

New Rubrics Experience

A well-designed rubric provides rich feedback for learners and helps them understand expectations for a project, activity, or assignment. Online rubrics can...

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Eric Friesen, a Bachelor of Science degree student, on a field trip

Eric Friesen

“All the professors in my department know me by name and have shown a genuine interest in not only teaching me, but helping me succeed. I would say that the teachers I’ve had have been more mentors than professors. It feels like everyone is there because they love science and it creates a wonderful atmosphere that makes good academic communication so incredibly easy. The professors taking a personal interest in the students, being approachable, and most importantly being passionate about biology has truly made me feel like my education matters to them.”


Bachelor of Science, Biology


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