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By News Editor Aislinn Cottell

 

What

On November 3 there will be a Q&A session with artist Lynda Faulks concerning the “Sustainability Mural Project” hopefully coming to VIU this spring.

Where

Nanaimo Campus

Bldg. 305, rm. 440.

Session will run from 12 – 1 pm.

Why you should care

If you have any questions concerning the date, difficulty, or content of the Mural Project, the Q&A is a great place to ask.

Reminder: Applications for the Project are due by November 18.

What

VIU is co-sponsoring “The Gathering” with the Institute for Innovation in Education (iiE) this month from November 4 – 6.

Where

VIU Nanaimo Campus.

Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com.

Why you should care

The Gathering will “offer teachers, educational leaders, and students the opportunity to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary network of like-minded practitioners towards excellence and innovation in educational practice and policy” and will feature workshop presentations, poster sessions, project showcases, a panel discussion, and a story slam, among other activities.

What

The Compass Rose undergrad journal is looking for submissions to their essay competition on the subject of “the fundamental questions of life”.

Where

Essays can be submitted at www.wordpress.viu.ca/compassrose

Deadline is November 7.

 

Why you should care

First place winners will receive a prize of $150, second place will receive $50, and many submissions will be offered the opportunity to be published in the journal.

What

The City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation department is seeking program proposals for their 2017 spring and summer sessions.

Where

Application forms can be found on the city website at www.nanaimo.ca.

Deadline for submissions is November 10.

Why you should care

If you have a special skill or talent – for example, in cooking, music, dance, or art – that you would like to share, this is a great opportunity to engage with the community and make some money by teaching something you love.

What

The City is holding a Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade downtown on November 11 from 8 am – 1 pm.

Where

The parade will begin on Chapel St., travel along Front St., and finish on Church St.

Why you should care

Join the community in honouring veterans who have given their lives and service for the country, as well as those currently serving at home and abroad.

What
The annual Vancouver Fan Exposition is being held from November 11 – 13 this month, and will be “a three-day pop culture extravaganza”.
Where

Vancouver Convention Centre

Several different ticket packages are available, and can be purchased at the convention or online at fanexpovancouver.com/tickets.

Why you should care

Fan Expo offers a wide variety of attractions, including guest celebrities such as John Barrowman, (Doctor Who) and Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), panel discussions of pop-culture topics, official merchandise and fan art, and much more.


Aislinn is a third year Bachelor of Arts and Science student majoring in creative writing and minoring in chemistry. New to The Nav team this year, she’s enjoying finding out about all the interesting things happening on campus. Her hobbies include reading, drawing, Netflix, and the copious consumption of coffee.