The case on VIU’s proposed new student fee

The VIU Board of Governor’s proposed ancillary fee, which will cost students $6.27 per credit, and up to a maximum of $188 per 30 credits, is causing disputes among the VIUSU.Designated to provide “enhanced services in the Health and Wellness Centre,” “experiential learning for all,” and “access to a Technology Lending Library,” this fee is … Continued

Treat yo’ self—the healthier way

This Halloween, it might be tempting to munch on all that candy. Word to the wise, it might be worth thinking about what being put in your body. Top five healthiest chocolate bars (according to York Peppermint Patties – Just 140 calories each with only 2.5 grams of fat. There are no trans fats, … Continued

Mental Health Matters: Accessing Services—Crisis Counselling

This is the third in a contributor column by Zoe Lauckner. Check back next issue for the latest in Mental Health issues. Last issue’s Mental Health Matters column touched on the topic of self-care—an intentional, self-nurturing practice aimed at taking care of one’s own psychosocial needs. Self-care takes insight and awareness of self—skills that are not … Continued

Take the time to be mindful and de-stress

VIU’s counselling department is offering new initiatives and workshops to help students combat stress and anxiety, as well as a new room to practice mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation in the Health and Wellness Centre. New this year, the Wellness Series workshops are scheduled group sessions based on the core reasons students go to see counsellors, … Continued

Health and Wellness Clinic coming to VIU Nanaimo campus

A student health clinic will soon be opening on VIU’s Nanaimo campus. Dr. Carrie Chassels, Executive Director of Student Affairs, said the VIU Health and Wellness Clinic is expected to begin providing services the week of May 5, with a grand opening planned for a later date. The clinic will be open exclusively for all … Continued

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