VIU Students at Beach

Current Students

Creating community connections through art

Submitted by Rachel Stern on September 1, 2021 - 10:38am

Kashmir Lesnick-Petrovicz hopes her art makes people feel confident, accepted and valued.

The VIU BA student, completing a double major in Visual Arts and Global Studies, is one of three artists displaying their work during RockVIU's interactive art exhibit. RockVIU is the University's series of new student orientation events, taking place August 23 to September 3, 2021. The art exhibit runs September 3 from 11 am to 5:30 pm at VIU's Malaspina Theatre, Building 310. It features visual art displays and dance performances that reflect on what it means to "Matter Here" at VIU.

Your top questions about graduate school, answered

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on August 30, 2021 - 6:59pm

So, you’ve got an undergraduate degree and you’re thinking about your next steps. Among these next steps might be the question of whether or not to pursue grad school. And while the answer to this question ultimately depends on you and your career and life goals, we’ve gathered info from the leaders of some of VIU’s graduate programs, financial aid experts and recruitment to answer your top questions about graduate school.

VIU Student Pulse News: August 25, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on August 25, 2021 - 4:20pm

As you may have heard, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training has announced some additional health and safety protocols for on-campus activities. The additional guidelines are that masks are required in indoor public areas on campus, including lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, classrooms and labs, and accessing some non-essential services on campus will now require proof of vaccination. We know that many of you have questions and we will provide more details as we learn more.

Expressing emotions through art

Submitted by Rachel Stern on August 24, 2021 - 3:57pm

Michaela Medina has always loved art.

However, it wasn’t until last year that she found her medium – ceramics. She was introduced to the “ancient simplicity” of the art form during a course with VIU Visual Art Professor Scott Leaf.

“Ceramics has, to a certain extent, allowed me to let go of my fear of failure and rigid perfectionism so I could truly explore and discover my artistic style,” she says.

Returning to campus

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on August 19, 2021 - 4:55pm

Dear VIU Community,

A warm hello to each of you as we all prepare to return to campus after a year and half that has brought many changes and challenges, and perhaps some comforts. Since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, we have had to put together a new puzzle of how our study, employment, home and social lives are going to work and how we are going to manage. This has not been simple!