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Air Quality Improves Across the Province During the COVID-19 Crisis

Vancouver Island University (VIU) student researchers see a dramatic decrease in air pollution levels due to reduced car and plane traffic.Restrictions imposed...

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VIU Donates Critical Health Supplies During Covid-19 Crisis

University community puts expertise and resources to work to benefit frontline workers. ­­As COVID-19 quickly spread around the world and critical health...

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Research Project Studies Impacts of Climate Change on Local Plant Species

Researchers are examining how plant life cycles are impacted by climate change in an effort to better inform land, resource and conservation management...

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VIU Events

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Tuesday Tours at 2 - Live from the VIU Facebook page

Join the recruitment team at VIU for Tuesday Tours at 2 pm, live from the VIU Facebook page. We know that the campus isn’t open and that classes are...

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Culture Kitchen

Culture Kitchen is a weekly Facebook Live cooking show hosted by VIU Intercultural Program Coordinator Simón Schachner on Tuesdays starting at 5 pm. Each week...

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Coffee Chats

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00 AM with your favourite morning drink or snack for a casual chat with friends!

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Culture Kitchen

Culture Kitchen is a weekly Facebook Live cooking show hosted by VIU Intercultural Program Coordinator Simón Schachner on Tuesdays starting at 5 pm. Each week...

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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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