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Explore your future in the trades or applied technology fields

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on May 16, 2021 - 10:37am

Are you wondering if a career in trades or applied technology is right for you? Careers in these fields can pay off in a big way – with as little as nine months of education. The labour outlook for these jobs remains strong, with more than 106,000 jobs expected to open up in just the trades, transport and equipment operators sector alone.

The power of shared experiences: Ian Caplette

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on May 6, 2021 - 4:47pm

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.

VIU Student Pulse News: May 5, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on May 5, 2021 - 10:48pm

Welcome back to the start of the new semester and for those of you joining us for the first time, welcome to VIU! We’ve got some start-of-the-semester reminders like how to buy textbooks, get your student card and get help with all your technology questions. We have included those who are taking the summer off classes so you can stay informed about what’s happening at VIU and grab the link to important documents like our Q&A event recording and frequently asked questions page. Read on for more info! 👇

Why Should You do Research as an Undergraduate Student?

Submitted by Rachel Stern on April 23, 2021 - 11:35am

When people think about undergraduate research, they might imagine people in a science lab wearing white coats peering through microscopes, but undergraduate research opportunities go beyond the science and health disciplines. There are countless opportunities for research in every discipline. 

Participating in undergraduate research allows you to gain hands-on experience, to develop a variety of employable skills and to network and connect with professionals and peers in your field.

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.

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.