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Projects proposed at Green Ideas

Above: Students and teachers view presentations on sustainable project proposals for the VIU at the Green Ideas event in March. 📷 Dane Gibson By contributors Linda Bracken and Don Alexander St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated with creativity at VIU’s Green Ideas event held in the upper cafeteria on Friday, March 17. The event was designed to have a similar format to the wildly popular Dragon’s Den program; proposals and posters invited from the VIU community were judged by four green dragons: Don Alexander, Kim Sharpe, Avery Bonner, and Linda Bracken. Proposals on how to help VIU be more sustainable were vying for up […]

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News in a nutshell

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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Students collaborate with City of Parksville

By contributor Kiara Strijack VIU students and the City of Parksville are proposing a new Community Park Master Plan to maintain and improve the Parksville Community Park and 53 other parks in Parksville. The process has two parts—the Community Park Master Plan and the Parks Survey. The plan will direct the city on how best to sustain and manage Parksville’s Community Park over the next 20 years, and the Parks Survey will include a detailed inventory of all the parks in Parksville using Geographic Information System (GIS) work. All VIU team members, most of whom are Master of Community Planning […]

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Tuition rates in BC rise 2.5 percent in election year

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler Across the country, costs of tuition have been steadily rising, year after year. According to a report published by Statistic Canada, the average Canadian will pay $6,373 for tuition in the 2016/17 year, a 2.8 percent increase since the 2015/16 year. In British Columbia, the cost of tuition has increased 2.5 percent. BC students will pay $5,534 on average for tuition. Simka Marshall, chairperson of the BC Federation of Students (BCFS), believes that there needs to be a reduction in tuition fees. “There is a very limited amount of financial aid available to […]

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