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New partnership brings pharmacy technician training to VIU

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on December 14, 2022 - 10:36am

Pharmacy technicians play “an essential role for medication systems,” says Island Health’s Director of Pharmacy Operations, David Forbes.

Now, a new partnership between Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Selkirk College in the BC Interior will help train more people to work in this highly in-demand field.

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. 

Gaining a global research perspective

Submitted by Rachel Stern on November 30, 2022 - 9:28am

Angelina Jaeger expanded her research horizons for three months in Germany after earning a spot in a prestigious summer internship program.

She received a German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) scholarship. Angelina is the first Vancouver Island University undergraduate student to receive this scholarship and competed with students from North American, British and Irish universities. Only 320 scholarships were awarded.

Need help with your housing situation?

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on November 23, 2022 - 1:07pm

For many students, finding – and keeping – a safe place to live is one of their first thoughts when they come to VIU. Did you know the University’s Off-Campus Housing department can support you with things like house hunting, tenancy law and conflict resolution? Here are five ways this year-round service can help you.

Introducing VIU’s new Career Studio

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on August 31, 2022 - 1:39pm

Are you looking for help with writing a resumé or cover letter? Want some advice on how to prepare for an interview? Wondering what career options might be a good fit? This fall the Centre for Experiential Learning is launching a new service, called Career Studio, to deliver services vital to building lifelong career planning skills.

Top 12 reasons to visit the VIU Nanaimo campus library

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on August 21, 2022 - 6:18pm

As a university student, one of the most important areas you’ll want to get familiar with is the library. University libraries play a key role in enhancing your learning experience, ensuring you have the materials, resources and services you need to succeed. 

Did you know the Nanaimo campus library is visited more than 500,000 times by members of the VIU community each year? The space includes: