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March is Fraud Prevention Month

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on March 9, 2022 - 10:06am

Phishing, gift card scams, fake email address, text messages pretending to be your boss - call it what you will but this type of fraud cost Canadians $54 Million last year.  

The good news is that most frauds can be prevented by being aware of the methods used by fraudsters and spotting them early. 

Self-care in uncertain times

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on March 8, 2022 - 3:46pm

The planet is enduring collective trauma, from COVID-19, to climate change, to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. As a student, I’m finding it impossible to sit through a two-hour lecture and not feel uncertainty and fear coating my skin.

Navigating scary times is certainly not easy, but I find it helpful to first remind myself that my feelings are valid. Anxiety, uneasiness and lack of concentration are all part of the not-so-pretty aspects of the human experience. Especially when the world around you seems to be balancing on a tight rope.

5 reasons to take a summer course at university

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on February 22, 2022 - 6:11pm

As a university student, we know your summers are sacred. It’s your chance to do something completely different than school, whether that’s working, spending more time on hobbies or relaxing in the sun. But there are advantages to taking summer courses and VIU is making it easier than ever this year. We are offering double number of courses with many online or hybrid options, which means you can work and attend school at the same time, or study from your home community. 

VIU’s summer session is divided into several different terms:

Black History Month 2022

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on February 7, 2022 - 4:20pm

February is Black History Month in Canada. This year’s theme is February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day. In recognition of this important month, we wanted to share resources in recognition of the contributions Black Canadians have made to Canada, as well explore the unique challenges of racism, sexism and prejudice endured and overcome by Black Canadians. 

Articles

Canada.ca: Significant events in Black Canadian history.