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VIU Student Pulse News: June 14, 2024

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on June 14, 2024 - 5:32pm

This week you probably noticed a lot of students wearing regalia and graduation caps. That’s because convocation ceremonies were on June 12 and 13, and Semélshun, VIU’s Indigenous Graduation Recognition Ceremony, was on Friday, June 14. This will be the last edition of the Student Pulse until mid-August. We wanted to give you a break to enjoy some summer sun! 😎 Don't worry, if anything important comes up, we'll reach out. 
In this issue:

Finding his career path with VIU’s ABE program

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on June 3, 2024 - 3:31pm

It was while working a “crappy” job that Philip Lawton decided it was time to figure out what he wanted to do for a career. He thought the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program at VIU would be a good place to start.

“I’m 32 and left high school 16 years ago, so my transcripts are bit archaic to say the least, and I probably needed an upgraded anyways,” he says. “My wife had a good experience at VIU, so I knew about the program and decided to check it out.”

Amy Mattes’ debut novel explores love and identity

Submitted by Rachel Stern on May 21, 2024 - 11:59am

Amy Mattes, a VIU Creative Writing student, drew inspiration from experiences of her youth to write her debut fictional novel, Late September. 

Late September tells the story of Ines, a young, grief-stricken skateboarder who is trying to leave her past behind to become someone else. She learns along the way that you can’t change who you’ve been.