Library Construction

The VIU Library Commons (AKA the third floor) will be undergoing some changes in the coming months. There will be incremental upgrades over the winter break and throughout next semester.  As you’ve probably already noticed, all the bookshelves on the third floor have been emptied and dismantled. The audio/video resources from those shelves have been … Continued

VIU’s New President Gives Installation Speech With A Revolutionary Vision

Dr. Deb Saucier, the new VIU President and Vice-Chancellor, was bestowed the powers and responsibilities of office on November 15 at the Snuneymuxw First Nation Longhouse in Cedar.  At her installation ceremony, the previous president of MacEwan University presented her contemporary and revolutionary vision of what she hopes to accomplish in her five-year term as … Continued

Unwrapped: Students Showcase Sustainable Alternatives

Nancy Pagé, VIU Graphic Design Professor, posed a question to the students in her third-year Package Studio class: Is product packaging nothing but beautiful garbage? Then, she issued a challenge—redesign an existing product’s packaging so it is more ecologically responsible. Each student chose one product, and their resulting creations are now on display during Unwrapped, … Continued

VIU Planned Elevator Outages

A series of planned elevator outages will occur at VIU’s Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses in the upcoming weeks.  In compliance with a required five year maintenance plan, the outages will occur on both the Cowichan and Nanaimo Campuses of VIU. Each targeted elevator will be out of service for the entire day; from 7:30 am–5:00 … Continued

Craft Fare: A Review

Craft Fare is Nanaimo’s newest food and beer spot. It’s a tight space along Commercial Drive in Nanaimo’s downtown. The front is all windows and inside, it’s decorated with textured whitewashed walls, mirrors, and a small succulent garden. There’s bar seating, a few tables for two, and a couple long tables with benches for groups. … Continued

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