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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 […]

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Professor calls for sustainability on campus

By News Editor Aislinn Cottell For the most part, Glenda Hunter is very happy with the university at which she works. A professor of chemistry and biology in the Adult Basic Education department, Hunter loves the community, values, and environment of the VIU campus. However, in December of 2016, she faced a dilemma. When walking past one of the new construction zones, she saw several workers surveying a grove of five Douglas Fir–“skam-alk”–trees. When she inquired as to their intention, she was informed that the trees were to be removed to make way for the new Health and Science Centre […]

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Nature Canada launches new Youth Leadership Grant

Above: 📷 Aislinn Cottell By News Editor Aislinn Cottell In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Nature Canada is launching the Young Nature Leadership Grant. The 1K bursary will be given to a young Canadian under 30 years old who is looking to develop and implement a project inspired by the Canadian Parks Council’s The Nature Playbook, a recently published “how-to” guide for young nature conservationists. Recipients of the grant will have the opportunity to be mentored and coached on this project by Women for Nature, a philanthropic initiative of professional women across Canada, and the donators of the grant.  “The more Canadians […]

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News in a nutshell

By News Editor Aislinn Cottell WHAT On March 28, the city is holding an informational session for volunteer beta testers interested in reviewing their new website. WHERE 411 Dunsmuir St., Service and Resource Centre Boardroom 5 – 7 pm. RSVP at feedback@nanaimo.ca. WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Beta testing is a chance to make suggestions so the city can incorporate feedback from the public on how to make their new site as user friendly as possible. WHAT On March 30, the regular VIU Board of Governors meeting will be held, open to the public. WHERE Nanaimo Campus Library, rm. 507. 4 […]

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