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Healing the heart and mind

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on July 15, 2021 - 5:05pm

The power of our hearts and minds can uplift us and help us create the life we want, Noelle Hanuse (Wuikinuxwv), a Wellness Advisor with VIU’s Office of Indigenous Education and Engagement. She has created a series of videos around this theme to help Indigenous students navigate their lives and their post-secondary goals in a healthy way.

“I hope students will understand how our thoughts are linked to our feelings and subsequent behaviours and actions, and how changing their thoughts and actions will help them feel better and lift their spirits,” she says. 

VIU Student Pulse News: July 14, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on July 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

We are gearing up to welcome you back to campus this fall and have lots of activities planned to help orient you to university life, from RockVIU new student orientation, to summer warm-up tours, to resources you can check out in advance to help prepare you for the fall semester. Read on to find out more!

An online semester at VIU in Canada during a global pandemic

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on July 8, 2021 - 9:24am

Now that I am back in Germany, I already miss Canada, VIU, my friends there and, yes, even the online classes. Prior to my departure, doubts crept into my mind about if I should go abroad during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Would the experience be worth it, would it pay off both personally and academically, is it ethically acceptable? Looking back now, I would have loved to tell myself how great my spring semester at VIU would prove to be.

Beating the odds

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on July 6, 2021 - 2:05pm

Lindsay Folland wasn't supposed to make it this far.

When I was a child I was given a formal diagnosis that I would never be beyond an elementary school level,” she says. “I was told I am too socially impaired to have any meaningful relationships and I would need 24-7 support to bathe, dress, and eat.”

However, the people who told her these things, she says, were “thankfully and obviously not psychic."

Catching up with this year’s recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on July 5, 2021 - 10:55am
A life-long fascination with the law and “how it works to shape the lives of our community” has resulted in a career with the Canadian Armed Forces for VIU  graduate Liam Kenney.
Kenney is a military police officer, a role he says entails policing “military members, military property and the families who live nearby as well as ensuring security both domestically and internationally.”

Need help paying for post-secondary?

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on June 16, 2021 - 9:07am

Over the past year and a half, federal and provincial governments have introduced COVID-19 relief measures aimed at supporting students – one of the groups hardest hit financially by the pandemic. What does this mean for you? It means there are more funding options available than ever before to help you return to school.

With all of these supports in place, you may be wondering what you need to do to get started. Check out the following funding options and start realizing your goals: