Model UN club taking on UVic to solve global unrest

Above: VIU’s Model UN club at the UBC MUN conference last January. Scatterings of students in suit jackets lean over laptops, making alliances, arguing their opinions, and nodding along as they listen to one another. At their tables sit placards with the names of various countries. One of the goals of the world’s largest intergovernmental … Continued

UFO Day and Islands Short Fiction Contest

Sometimes projects get started but never seem to get finished. These events encourage people to complete and submit their work From textiles and art projects to creative writing, Islanders have opportunities this spring to practice and showcase their work. The Nanaimo Arts Council is hosting an Unfinished Object (UFO) Day, as well as co-sponsoring the Islands Short … Continued

VIU hosts free science & technology lecture series

Dr. Marc Trudel of Nanaimo’s Pacific Biological Station delivers a free public lecture January 21 at VIU’s Nanaimo campus about the migration patterns of the Pacific salmon. By contributor Marilyn Assaf.  Everything from astronomy, to glaciation, to human nutritional needs will be discussed by expert scientists during VIU’s free Science & Technology lecture series. The weekly lecture … Continued

Ted Talks speaker to lecture at VIU on climate change

This Thursday, January 15, VIU is hosting Robert Shirkey, a former Toronto lawyer who quit his job to pursue Our Horizon, a not-for-profit organization fighting climate change. Shirkey lectures across Canada to demonstrate his organization’s plan to label gas pumps across the country with warning labels, comparable to that on cigarette packaging. “This idea gives municipalities … Continued

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