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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.

VIU Student Pulse News: January 13, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 13, 2021 - 8:44pm

It's the first full week of classes and we hope everyone is settling in well and excited to start a new semester. Below you’ll find answers to some common questions we get at this time of year, including how to buy your textbooks and where to go to get help if you’re struggling with your academics or course selections. If your question isn’t answered in this enewsletter, simply reply to this email!  

VIU Student Pulse News: January 5, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 5, 2021 - 9:53pm

Welcome back to the start of the spring semester and, for new students – welcome to VIU! To kick off 2021, there are some new student orientation events planned (see the first item in Need to Know). This issue of the Pulse also includes some info about changes to VIU services and resources to start 2021 on a positive mental health note. Happy New Year!

From Community Cousin to Canada’s Highest Court: Rebecca Olivia Watmough

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on December 21, 2020 - 4:38pm

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.

Seven steps to writing a university research paper

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on December 20, 2020 - 11:26am

One of the cornerstones of the university experience is learning how to write a research paper – a written document that organizes and analyzes information you have collected to answer a question of yours or your professor’s choosing. A university research paper is a bit different from your typical high school essay, so we asked John Hill, Coordinator of VIU’s Writing Centre, who has helped thousands of students learn how to write research papers, to break it down into steps.