Faculty speaker series begins with a bang

On September 28, drumming instructor Hans Verhoeven will take faculty and students into the musical world of composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) by discussing and performing a Xenakis composition called Rebonds. “It is arguably one of…

VIU’s Sonnet L’Abbé reworks Shakespeare

Identity is a prominent theme in modern art and scholarship. Who are we as individuals in this globalized, rapidly changing world? For Dr. Sonnet L’Abbé of the VIU Creative Writing Department, contemplating her black identity and settler…

The dead speak in sixteenth-century wills

For VIU historian Cathryn Spence, wills are a deadly serious business. They are not, however, merely legal documents. They also offer rich insights into the everyday world of ordinary people who lived in days gone by. “The importance of…