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VIU Media Highlights: January 4 - 15, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU in the News. Top Performing article for the last two weeksAP Newswire: BC Scientists Look at Climate Change Impacts...

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VIU to Train More Community Mental Health Workers

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is excited to share the news that the provincial government has provided funding to run a second cohort of our Community...

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Alum of the Month: Megan Yim

Dr. Megan Yim (Bachelor of Arts ’15, Major in Psychology) is passionate about helping people reach their full health potential. Yim, who went on to complete a...

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VIU Events


Introductions and Thesis Statements

Learn how to craft effective introductions and thesis statements.


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...


Fundamentals of Forest - Harvesting Practices Virtual Info Session

Have you been considering a career in logging? This is a unique opportunity to get your foot in the door in the dynamic forest/logging industry on Vancouver...


Virtual Q&A for Students

Do you have questions about how to access VIU services and supports? Need to connect with someone but not sure who?VIU is hosting virtual Q&A sessions for...

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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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