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Battling racism and discrimination with art

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on October 8, 2021 - 10:50am

What began as a way to combat feelings of isolation and boredom during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has now morphed into a budding side business for Elise Cole.

Elise is a second-year Kinesiology student at VIU and says it was a photo contest offered as part of the university’s 2021 Create Conference that prompted her to pursue her artistic side.

“I’ve always loved artwork and painting,” she says.

Student Pulse News: October 6, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on October 6, 2021 - 5:28pm

As mid-terms approach, we wanted to check in to see how everyone is doing. Need some extra help? We share some resources below. What about a break from studying? We’ve got some suggestions for you. If you’re not sure where to go, you can always start by hitting reply to this email. 

Making a positive impact on youth: Aaron Moore

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on September 24, 2021 - 2:19pm

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 stories of people closely connected with the program every month leading up to the anniversary. Stay tuned for a celebration of this important milestone in February 2022 – when we hope to be able to gather in-person.

Student Pulse News: September 15, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on September 15, 2021 - 4:50pm

Now that we’ve been back for a couple weeks, we wanted to remind you to take advantage of all the supports, services and connection events available to you, some of which are detailed below. Not only will this help you academically, but it’s a chance to meet new friends, expand your network and enjoy a more fulfilling university experience.