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Tips to prioritize your mental health this year

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 28, 2024 - 8:59pm

Welcome back to a new semester! The transition from the warmth of the holidays, being surrounded by close friends and family, to the routine of school, surrounded by books and assignments, can be tough. The new year opens before us, presenting a fresh chapter to write new stories. In times like these, it is important to prioritize mental wellness to allow yourself to grow, both academically and personally.

Business etiquette tips for students

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 2, 2024 - 1:52pm

Making your way in the professional world involves more than just what you know. How you act and present yourself is just as important. At Vancouver Island University, a key focus is on preparing our students for the realities of the workplace. This includes the critical social skills needed to succeed in Canada’s unique business environment.

The power of persistence and a helping hand

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on December 9, 2023 - 12:36pm

Currently working as a nursing unit assistant at Summit Quadra Village in Victoria, VIU alum Jingjing Li says she loves her job as a “communications link” in the medical field. But there was a time when she wasn’t even sure if she would make it past the first day of VIU’s Nursing Unit Assistant certificate program. With a good dose of persistence and the assistance and advice of staff and other students, Jingjing graduated from the program last spring and began work in the industry right away.

Surviving exam season

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on December 4, 2023 - 5:51pm

Exam season is so easy – said no university student, ever. With multiple deadlines, it can be hard to stay motivated and focused on the task at hand. But with planning, positive thinking and careful time management, you can make it through the exam season relatively unscathed! Here are our top tips to help you survive exam season.

Get organized

This seems to speak for itself, but don’t let it fool you, there is a way to get organized. Scribbled to-do lists of all the exams and assignments you have coming up and a simple calendar of your upcoming due dates is not it.