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Finding a place to live in Nanaimo

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on November 4, 2021 - 8:21am

Are you looking for accommodation in Nanaimo? The housing market in Nanaimo can be a challenge – for example, right now, there are few empty rental properties (although it looks like this could be improving!). The sooner you start your search, the better. On top of that, there are various types of accommodations to choose from, like single-unit apartments, secondary suites (for example the converted basement of a house), condos or even private homestays (living with a family). Finding the right housing fit can take some time.

VIU Student Pulse News: November 3, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on November 3, 2021 - 10:12pm

November is always a busy time at uni, with tests, final projects and exam prep looming. If you’re feeling like you need a little extra support these days, VIU offers many resources to help you not only survive but thrive. All you need to do is reach out. And hey, a few days off next week during fall study days will also help, right?

Student Pulse News: October 6, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on October 6, 2021 - 5:28pm

As mid-terms approach, we wanted to check in to see how everyone is doing. Need some extra help? We share some resources below. What about a break from studying? We’ve got some suggestions for you. If you’re not sure where to go, you can always start by hitting reply to this email. 

Making a positive impact on youth: Aaron Moore

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on September 24, 2021 - 2:19pm

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.

Student Pulse News: September 15, 2021

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on September 15, 2021 - 4:50pm

Now that we’ve been back for a couple weeks, we wanted to remind you to take advantage of all the supports, services and connection events available to you, some of which are detailed below. Not only will this help you academically, but it’s a chance to meet new friends, expand your network and enjoy a more fulfilling university experience.