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What types of educational delivery modes are available at VIU this fall?

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on April 20, 2021 - 4:29pm

With the direction and support of BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, VIU is now planning for a safe return to on-campus instruction for Fall 2021, taking into account the health and safety Dr. Henry mentioned in her letter to post-secondary presidents. Information about how most courses and programs will be delivered will be available through the timetable system on April 26, 2021.

Getting out of the Fog

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on April 20, 2021 - 4:07pm

It is that time of year again when reading break is a distant memory and sh*t just got real.  Completing end-of-term projects and studying for tests, as well as ensuring you are still sleeping and getting a breath of fresh air now and then is getting extremely challenging. “And my brain – oh my foggy brain. It is getting so difficult to think clearly.”

Infusing love into academia: Falon Crosby

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on April 18, 2021 - 11:22am

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.

Catching Enough Z’s

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on April 11, 2021 - 11:27am

Sleep is important for your physical and emotional health. Sleep can help you stay healthy by keeping your immune system strong, improve your mood and make you feel less stressed. We all have trouble sleeping sometimes and this can be for many reasons. Below are some tips and tricks to help you get the rest you need.

VIU Student Pulse News: April 7, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on April 8, 2021 - 10:16pm

We hope you can join us for a Student Q&A about Fall 2021 on May 4 starting at 6:30 pm. As well as answering your questions, the event will feature an introduction by VIU President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Deb Saucier, and a short presentation by Irlanda Gonzalez Price, Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs. More information about this event will be in upcoming editions of the Pulse.

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.