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By News Editor Aislinn Cottell

WHAT

On April 12, VIU Sustainability is hosting researcher Jackie Hildering, from the Marine Education and Research Society, to speak about humpback whales

WHERE

Nanaimo Campus

Malaspina Theatre

7 – 8:30 pm

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

Recently taken off the endangered species list, humpbacks are still at risk for net entanglement and boating collisions. Attend to learn how you can assist their rehabilitation.

WHAT

On April 12, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is hosting 12 panelists from various disciplines to discuss “Teaching in the Post-Truth Era”.

WHERE

Nanaimo Campus

Malaspina Theatre

1 – 3:30 pm

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

Oxford Dictionaries identified ‘post-truth’ as being the 2016 word of the year; join the conversation about what this means for students and teachers.

WHAT

On April 21 and April 22, TheatreOne is presenting the famous play God is a Scottish Drag Queen by Canadian comedian Mike Delamont. 

WHERE

Nanaimo Campus

Malaspina Theatre

7:30 pm

Tickets: General $29, Students $15

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

In this “Hilarious, divinely, and wickedly funny” (Montreal Gazette) performance, God has come to Earth to clear up some misunderstandings surrounding his role as the Creator.


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.