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Revamped Hospital Unit Coordinator program returns to VIU after two-year hiatus

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on April 4, 2022 - 12:26pm

A newly revamped Hospital Unit Coordinator (HUC) program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is proving to be a success, as the first cohort of students to come through the program in two years prepare to graduate this spring.

The program, formerly a six-month, part-time program was paused at the onset of COVID-19, due to challenges associated with conducting it solely online.

Why is VIU working for you? Students share their stories

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on March 23, 2022 - 7:02pm

“Where should I study after high school?” Facing down this question can be overwhelming. There are so many choices, so many different programs and fields of study, and how can you ensure a university culture is the right fit? We asked eight students why VIU is working for them and got their answers on video.  

From professors who know your name and engage with you in meaningful ways, to getting involved in research or clubs in areas of passion, to getting hands-on learning experiences in their field of choice, here’s what they said:

5 reasons to take a summer course at university

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on February 22, 2022 - 6:11pm

As a university student, we know your summers are sacred. It’s your chance to do something completely different than school, whether that’s working, spending more time on hobbies or relaxing in the sun. But there are advantages to taking summer courses and VIU is making it easier than ever this year. We are offering double number of courses with many online or hybrid options, which means you can work and attend school at the same time, or study from your home community. 

VIU’s summer session is divided into several different terms:

Black History Month 2022

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on February 7, 2022 - 4:20pm

February is Black History Month in Canada. This year’s theme is February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day. In recognition of this important month, we wanted to share resources in recognition of the contributions Black Canadians have made to Canada, as well explore the unique challenges of racism, sexism and prejudice endured and overcome by Black Canadians. 

Articles

Canada.ca: Significant events in Black Canadian history.

Finding her fit with VIU’s Child and Youth Care degree program

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on February 7, 2022 - 2:24pm

Advocating for families and supporting them in a variety of capacities are the best parts of Taylor LeBrun’s job.

Taylor graduated from VIU’s Child and Youth Care degree program last summer, and found employment almost right away, signing on as a support worker at Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre in Nanaimo this past September.