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VIU News

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VIU Professor Assesses Leisure in the Time of a Pandemic

EXPERT COMMENTARY: VIU Recreation and Tourism Professor Joanne Schroeder says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of access to leisure...

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VIU Nursing Professor Receives Financial Support to Continue Resilience Research

Support from BC’s health research funding agency will enable Dr. Shannon Dames to focus on further developing a resilience-focused, psychedelic-assisted mental...

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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 Events


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...


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...


Kwakwaka'wakw Culture Night

Join us virtually at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 27th for Kwakwaka'wakw Culture Night with Shelley Joseph and Kwin Thompson. Zoom Meeting ID: 650 4006...


Bell Let's Talk Day

Jan. 28 is Bell Let’s Talk Day; a national day where we come together to increase the conversation around mental health.VIU has several events and activities...

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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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