By News Editor Aislinn Cottell

What

On February 27 the VIU Bee Club is hosting a talk by biologist Gord Hutchings titled “The Coevolution of Flowering Plants and Native Bees”.

Where

Nanaimo Campus, Bldg. 355, rm. 203. Admission: $5 for students. $2 for non-students.

Why you should care

Hutchings has been studying bees for over 25 years, and has a lot of information to offer on how to help local pollinators.

What

On February 28, VIU is hosting an information session on the upcoming upgrade to the online learning site, which will be changing from D2L to a platform called “Daylight” at the end of semester.

Where Nanaimo Campus, Bldg. 300, rm. Royal Arbutus Room.

Why you should care

Get a virtual tour of the new platform, and ask any questions you might have about the upgraded interface.

What

On March 8, VIU is offering a free Biometrics Clinic on campus. Screening should take approximately 20 minutes per person, and is on a first come first serve basis, although registration is required.

Where Nanaimo Campus Bldg. 300, rm. 401. 10 am – 3 pm. Registration through Karen Alden at Karen.Alden@viu.ca.

Why you should care

Learn your current health stats such as blood pressure, blood glucose, carbon monoxide levels, height, and weight, and get a prize for participating.

What

On March 8, the Sociology Department is hosting a Gender Symposium for International Women’s Day with three guest speakers. A catered reception will follow.

Where

Nanaimo Campus Bldg. 356, rm. 109.

Why you should care The symposium is intended to engage people with the evolving subject of gender, hopefully encouraging more understanding as well as provoking thought on how we view ourselves.

Why you should care

The symposium is intended to engage people with the evolving subject of gender, hopefully encouraging more understanding as well as provoking thought on how we view ourselves.


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.

 

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