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Catching Enough Z’s

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on April 11, 2021 - 11:27am

Sleep is important for your physical and emotional health. Sleep can help you stay healthy by keeping your immune system strong, improve your mood and make you feel less stressed. We all have trouble sleeping sometimes and this can be for many reasons. Below are some tips and tricks to help you get the rest you need.

VIU Student Pulse News: April 7, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on April 8, 2021 - 10:16pm

We hope you can join us for a Student Q&A about Fall 2021 on May 4 starting at 6:30 pm. As well as answering your questions, the event will feature an introduction by VIU President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Deb Saucier, and a short presentation by Irlanda Price, Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs. More information about this event will be in upcoming editions of the Pulse.

Let's talk about (safe) sex

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on February 24, 2021 - 12:50pm

Talking about sexually transmitted infections with a potential partner is awkward at the best of times. Healthy U Cowichan, a group of VIU nursing students focused on raising awareness about health topics that impact students, has some tips to help you bring up the subject with a new partner(s). But first, a little background …


Creating a Network of Supports for Success

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on February 12, 2021 - 10:50am

Did you know that Vancouver Island University is one of four post-secondary institutions across Canada partnering on an educational initiative for Indigenous youth called EleV? This program, supported by the Mastercard Foundation and co-created with our Indigenous partners, aims to boost success by providing scholarships and wrap-around supports and removing barriers to accessing education.

Embracing new opportunities with the Community Cousins Program: Cassidy Caron

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 29, 2021 - 4:59pm

Vancouver Island University’s ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Aboriginal student mentorship program is celebrating its 10th anniversary in September 2021. In honour of this important milestone, we are sharing the stories of 12 people closely connected with the program – one per month – leading up to the anniversary.