What is the Future You Want to See for VIU?

From November 2–November 27, VIU is inviting students, staff, and alumni to have a say in the changes they want to see for the university. Between March and July of this year, over 1000 people shared their thoughts and opinions about VIU and their hopes for the future, which the campus captured in its What … Continued

An Interview with Sheila Malcolmson

The ballots have been counted, and Sheila Malcolmson is expected to return to her position as the MLA for the Nanaimo district. Although many mail-in and absentee ballots are still to be counted, Malcolmson finished election night with 52.8 percent of the vote. Malcolmson was elected as the MLA for the Nanaimo district back in … Continued

Turning Setbacks Into Goals

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to not only be an exemplary citizen in your community, but in school and in your personal life, look no further than VIU student Vantaisha (Taish) Tommy. Tommy is being recognized for her community service and commitment to her studies after being awarded the Mike Coleman Award for … Continued

BC NDP Expected to Make Majority Government

BC NDP leader John Horgan’s gamble for his provincial power lead him to win the jackpot. His party will be able to form a majority government for the first time in 20 years. After a six-week long campaign, Horgan will be making history as the first leader of the BC NDP party to win a … Continued

Have a Safe and Spooky 2020 Halloween

With many children’s favourite holiday fast approaching, now is the time to prepare yourself for October 31—so you get all the treats and none of the tricks. The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has released information to their website on how to keep this year’s Halloween fun and safe as the COVID-19 pandemic … Continued

Power to the People:

The City of Nanaimo is asking its citizens how they think the city should evolve over the next decades. REIMAGINE NANAIMO set up booths last weekend and will again this weekend to answer questions and hear ideas about the city’s future.   REIMAGINE NANAIMO is a team put together by the city and has been … Continued

Students to Vote for VIUSU Reps

The polls are now open for VIU Students’ Union Fall 2020 General Election! Even though we’re not in typical class settings this year, VIUSU is still working hard to ensure students have the best year possible. The candidates are from diverse backgrounds and programs, and promise to serve students as best they can both online … Continued

MLA Candidates for Provincial Election

As much as we would love it if choosing our MLAs for the upcoming provincial election was as easy as choosing a character for a game of Super Smash Bros., it’s an often confusing process—and some may not even know what an MLA is. The legislature of British Columbia is made up of the Lieutenant … Continued

The Great Shake Out

The annual ShakeOut BC will be happening in Nanaimo and across the province on October 15. On October 15 at 10:15 am residents, businesses, and schools are asked to practice safety protocols for a potential earthquake by finding a proper space to ‘drop, cover, and hold on.’ During the drill, people are asked to follow … Continued

VIU Webinar Addresses Food Security During COVID-19

The start of the COVID-19 pandemic saw job losses, empty food shelves, and a rise in food level insecurities. A VIU press release stated that since the start of COVID-19, grocery stores ran out of certain products, and there “were interruptions in food supply chains as virus outbreaks affected producers, processors, and transport systems.” COVID-19 … Continued

Have You Registered to Vote Yet?

It’s official, the writs have been issued and a BC election will be coming our way on October 24. No matter if this is your first time voting or your third, we can all agree that registering to vote is confusing. But ultimately, voting is a great way to have a say in the future. … Continued

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