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By News Editor Aislinn Cottell

WHAT

On March 16, world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas will be giving a talk on her work with wild orangutans.

WHERE

Nanaimo Campus Bldg. 356, rm. 109.

7 – 10 pm
Suggested donation: $10

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

The event is a fundraiser for Dr. Galdikas’ non-profit organization Orangutan Foundation International, which spearheads the movement to save orangutans and their habitats from extinction.

WHAT

On March 23, Michael Layland is presenting his book A Perfect Eden: Encounters by Early Explorers of Vancouver Island.

WHERE

Nanaimo Campus Bldg. 355, rm. 203.

7 pm

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

The book explores the important history of Vancouver Island and the relationship between settlers and the First Peoples.

WHAT

The City is now taking applications for 2017 downtown event funding.

WHERE

Application forms can be found on the city website or at the Service and Resource Centre.

Deadline: March 31, 4 pm.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

The program aims to give “ongoing and stable core funding to non-pro arts and cultural organizations to enable them to leverage funding from other sources.”


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.