Students Experience VIU

Experience VIU

Saturday, October 13
9 am to 2 pm
@ VIU’s Nanaimo Campus

Why should I attend?

This is your chance to learn all about VIU’s 120+ programs and the many services and supports available to students. Learn what it’s like to be a student here, explore our beautiful, ocean-view campus on a tour, take in a sample class or lab, and find out how you can prepare for a great career with post-secondary studies.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in post-secondary studies should attend – from high school students and their parents to those people who’ve been out of school awhile and are ready to explore their options. In high school, in a job but thinking about university, or parent to a high schooler, this event is for you!

What can I do?

You can see what student life is like on our 92-acre Nanaimo campus, take in a sample class led by a VIU professor or a senior level student, or meet with a VIU Recruitment Officer to get your questions answered. See more below for all we have planned. It’s all very casual and it will be FUN! (Join us for lunch from 12-1.)

Is it free?

Yes it is! We are asking our guests to register so we can ensure we have the resources and lunch for everyone, however registration is not mandatory. All welcome! Register for "Experience VIU"

Event Schedule

You can take in the following sessions, running every half hour. Check us out on the VIU Nanaimo Campus map or pick up a printed map at the Information Booth at the Welcome Centre in Bldg. to guide your visit.

  • Take a Campus Tour (Building 300, Welcome Centre)
  • Meet a VIU Recruitment Officer (Building 300, third floor, Royal Arbutus Room)
  • Learn About Financial Aid and Awards (Location TBD)
  • Explore Employment Outcomes and Labour Market Information (Location TBD)
  • What’s Involved in Applying to VIU – with Registration (Building 200, Main Lobby)
  • Learn About International Student Services (Building 255)

Check back for more event schedule information, including sample classes and labs.

Sample Lectures

As the event approaches, we will be adding more exciting lectures….so check back for those updates.

9 am

What's the Right Thing to do? (Paul Cleaver – Faculty of Management)

This class will provide an overview on the different fundamental concepts that people in organizations can use to make ethical (or unethical) decisions. 

Building 250, Room 205

Management Jeopardy (Bryan Webber – Faculty of Management)

Join the Faculty of Management in a fun, interactive session based around the classic game show Jeopardy, to explore the world of business and Business Programs at VIU.

Building 250, Room 125

Heavy Duty Equipment Simulators (Kellie Spence – Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology)

Interested in a career in the Heavy Duty Equipment industry, come and try out our state of the art trades simulators. Get behind the wheel of a virtual Loader, Excavator, and Rock Truck.

Outside Building 300, in Parking Lot F

The Social Causes of Suicide (Dr. Linda Derksen – Faculty of Social Science)

We generally consider suicide to be an individual phenomenon. Come explore the social causes of suicide, and how ordinary people can help.

Building 356, Room 325

10 am

What's the Right Thing to do? (Paul Cleaver – Faculty of Management)

This class will provide an overview on the different fundamental concepts that people in organizations can use to make ethical (or unethical) decisions. 

Building 250, Room 205

Management Jeopardy (Bryan Webber – Faculty of Management)

Join the Faculty of Management in a fun, interactive session based around the classic game show Jeopardy, to explore the world of business and Business Programs at VIU.

Building 250, Room 125

Heavy Duty Equipment Simulators (Kellie Spence – Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology)

Interested in a career in the Heavy Duty Equipment industry, come and try out our state of the art trades simulators. Get behind the wheel of a virtual Loader, Excavator, and Rock Truck.

Outside Building 300, in Parking Lot F

Henderson Scores for Canada: Memories and Meanings of the 1972 Canada – Soviet Union Summit Series (Tim Lewis – Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Well…the title pretty much says it all!

Building 345, Room 211

Climate change: How a handful of scientists changed everything (Dr. Linda Derksen – Faculty of Social Science)

In our culture, we believe that scientists work from a neutral perspective to understand "the facts." Come explore how a handful of determined scientists continue to cast doubt on the reality of climate change.

Building 356, Room 325

11 am

What's the Right Thing to do? (Paul Cleaver – Faculty of Management)

This class will provide an overview on the different fundamental concepts that people in organizations can use to make ethical (or unethical) decisions. 

Building 250, Room 205

Management Jeopardy (Bryan Webber – Faculty of Management)

Join the Faculty of Management in a fun, interactive session based around the classic gameshow Jeopardy, to explore the world of business and Business Programs at VIU.

Building 250, Room 125

Principles of Film Form (Paul Watkins, Professor, Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

An interactive lecture with clips from films that we can discuss together…and there will be popcorn!

Location: Building 200, Room 203

Heavy Duty Equipment Simulators (Kellie Spence – Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology)

Interested in a career in the Heavy Duty Equipment industry, come and try out our state of the art trades simulators. Get behind the wheel of a virtual Loader, Excavator, and Rock Truck.

Outside Building 300, in Parking Lot F

Henderson Scores for Canada: Memories and Meanings of the 1972 Canada – Soviet Union Summit Series (Tim Lewis – Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Well…the title pretty much says it all!

Building 345, Room 211

The Social Causes of Suicide (Dr. Linda Derksen – Faculty of Social Science)

We generally consider suicide to be an individual phenomenon. Come explore the social causes of suicide, and how ordinary people can help.

Building 356, Room 325

12 noon

Please join us for lunch in the Upper Cafeteria – Building 300

1 pm

Heavy Duty Equipment Simulators (Kellie Spence – Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology)

Interested in a career in the Heavy Duty Equipment industry, come and try out our state of the art trades simulators. Get behind the wheel of a virtual Loader, Excavator, and Rock Truck.

Outside Building 300, in Parking Lot F

Environmental Literature (Nelson Gray - Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Introduction to theatre written specifically in the epoch that scientists and other scholars call the Anthropocene. Nelson will be discussing his own work as well as the work of other playwrights working in eco-drama.

Henderson Scores for Canada: Memories and Meanings of the 1972 Canada – Soviet Union Summit Series (Tim Lewis – Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Well…the title pretty much says it all!

Building 345, Room 211

Climate change: How a handful of scientists changed everything (Dr. Linda Derksen – Faculty of Social Science)

In our culture, we believe that scientists work from a neutral perspective to understand "the facts." Come explore how a handful of determined scientists continue to cast doubt on the reality of climate change.

Building 356, Room 325

2 pm

Event Concludes…thanks for visiting us!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is registration required?

A. As this is a free event, it is not essential that you register to attend, but we are asking our guests to register so that we can ensure we have enough resources and lunch for everyone. Register for "Experience VIU"

Q. What if I’m not sure what courses or program to take, or if I am unsure about when I’ll go to university or how I can make it happen?

A. That’s what this event is all about! We are here to help you with all the information you will need to explore your possible career interests and your future path of study. Our Recruitment Officers are friendly and helpful, and can answer your questions and get you the info you need.

Q. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A. VIU is accessible via public transport. If you are driving to the event, please note that pay parking is always enforced at VIU's Nanaimo Campus.

Q. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

A. If you want to connect with about the event or have questions, please contact us via email at viuconnect@viu.ca.

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