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VIU News

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VIU and Island School Districts Partner to Promote Education Savings Grants

Families are being encouraged to open a no-fee, no contribution required Registered Education Savings Plan to access federal and provincial grants.Vancouver...

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VIU Grad Discovers Two-Million-Year-Old Skull while Attending Field School in South Africa

VIU Anthropology graduate Samantha Good unearthed skull at the Drimolen Palaeocave System in 2018. Samantha Good is graduating from Vancouver Island...

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VIU Symposium Examines Intertwined Histories of Gender, Food and Sovereignty

Keynote speaker Ozoz Sokoh highlights how food is an important aspect of people’s history and heritage.Vancouver Island University (VIU) scholars and panelists...

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VIU Events

Jun
15

Boost Our Oral English Weekly Group

This group will give you the opportunity to improve your oral English. We will focus on both fluency (keeping going) and accuracy (using accurate grammar, word...

Jun
16

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
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...

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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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