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Milner Gardens: A VIU retreat

As a child I grew up in garden tearooms. I was sure that my grandmother, an immigrant from Holland, lived in a large house with glass walls and flowers creeping up to the roof. When we would visit her, she would take my little sister and I…

Disabled students on ableism at VIU

Disabled students share their experiences with inaccessibility and discrimination at VIU Ableism, like many other systems of oppression and marginalization, is a complex and nuanced concept. A simple way to understand ableism is to think…

Early birds

If your childhood was anything like mine, you heard the phrase, “the early bird gets the worm” constantly. You may have also heard, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” And, if you’re anything like me,…