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Helping others discover the power and potential of their voice

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on June 23, 2022 - 1:13pm

June is Indigenous History Month, during which we mark the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada. One of the ways VIU is marking Indigenous History Month is by highlighting the voices and works of some Indigenous writers who are part of our community.

In videos: Valedictorian speeches from convocation

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on June 22, 2022 - 2:32pm

One of the key elements of each of VIU's convocation ceremonies is the valedictory address. 

Elected by their peers, a valedictorian gives a congratulatory address to fellow graduates and their friends and family. This year, we decided to do things a little differently, with valedictorians representing the different Faculties rather than one valedictorian per ceremony. Below, you'll find the valedictorian videos for each Faculty.

Siddhanth Arikari & Lauryn Mackenzie, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Student Pulse News: May 18, 2022

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on May 19, 2022 - 4:47pm

How’s the semester going so far? If you’re thinking ahead to what you’re going to take next year and need some help, VIU’s Educational Advising team is standing by to support you. This newsletter has also got some tips for paying for school, keeping your email safe from scammers and accessing VIU Learn. Don’t forget that Monday, May 23 is a holiday and VIU will be closed except for the Nanaimo campus library, which you can access 24-7 with your student card.

Looking for work? Here’s what should go on your resumé

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on May 6, 2022 - 12:48pm

The school year is over, warmer weather is on the horizon, and you may be starting the search for a summer job. Whether that job is in your field of study or not, it’s important to understand what employers are looking for.

“Regardless of how strong your ‘hard’ or technical skills are, ‘soft’ skills are key,” says VIU Career Services Officer Paula Deering.