VIU Students at Beach

Media Studies

A story of perseverance and hard work

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on May 30, 2023 - 12:18pm

As a first-generation university student, Teagan Howden felt lost when she first started in VIU’s Digital Media Studies program in 2018. Fast forward to today and she is gearing up for the next step on her journey towards becoming a corporate lawyer – a master’s degree. She shares highlights of her time at VIU and her best advice for current students.

What it’s like to be the face of the 2021 fire season

Submitted by Rachel Stern on January 24, 2022 - 3:12pm

Erika Berg was thrust into the spotlight last summer as one of several information officers working as provincial spokespersons for the BC Wildfire Service. She regularly appeared on television and radio shows that were broadcast throughout the province, country and around the world. She was responsible for giving updates on the fire season, which was the third-worst year on record for the total area burned.