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How are you doing, really?

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 25, 2023 - 4:57pm

How are you doing, really? We know this time of year can be tough. The weather is gloomy, it’s still dark in the mornings and school is getting busy. Below you’ll find some events happening this week to help you connect with others on the important topic of mental health and you can even do a screening for yourself. You don't have to do this alone, there are many VIU supports and services here to help. 

Going viral with TikTok “body hacks”

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 11, 2023 - 4:37pm

A quest to defeat boredom turned into a viral series of TikTok videos for Vancouver Island University Electrical student Mike de Vries, who started sharing tips and advice he learned during his extensive world travels on the social media platform in 2020. These tips vary from how to sweat less and get rid of bad breath, to the best time to study and how to stay focused. Since then, his #bodyhacks videos have earned him more than 430,000 follows and almost 16 million likes.

An award-winning work co-op with the BC Wildfire Service

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on January 4, 2023 - 10:25am

While Nadia Linning has always had an interest in the field of travel, tourism and recreation, a co-op opportunity this past summer resulted in a whole new experience and role for her, one that she ultimately ended up excelling in.

Nadia, a fourth-year student in VIU’s Bachelor of Tourism Management program, worked as a Fire Information Assistant with the BC Wildfire Service during the 2022 wildfire season.

What you need to know about VIU’s Accessibility Services

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on December 31, 2022 - 10:41am

Many students don’t realize soon enough how accessibility services can impact their learning. Have you ever felt like you’re struggling with your learning more than your peers due to a disability? Or have you experienced a sudden injury or condition that is impacting your ability to access a course? Then VIU’s Accessibility Services department may be of help for you.

How we’ve learned to conquer stress

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on December 14, 2022 - 8:06am

Have you been more tired than you should be? Are you having trouble with digestive issues or chronic pain? Maybe you’ve been unable to focus or feeling abnormally sad or irritable. These are just a few of the signs that you may be suffering from stress. This is the time in the semester where many post-secondary students feel the heaviest stress.