Lost and Found in Translation 

Language is all too often taken for granted here in Canada. It’s easy to grow up in British Columbia and learn English by immersion—just by living in English-speaking communities and going to school. But learning a new language is difficult, daunting, and requires consistent effort.  It’s always impressed me that many of my VIU classmates … Continued

Playing Across Borders:

VIU students have grown accustomed to change over the past six months. Oftentimes, the changes have been unexpected and out of their control. One particular group of students that has had to face more unexpected challenges than most—ones domestic students may not—are international student athletes. Student athletes who have arrived in or returned to Canada … Continued

Celebrating Culture on the Runway

           A group of first and fourth year Tourism and Management students will be showcasing 10 different ethnicities with their traditional clothing on March 30 on Nanaimo’s campus in the Royal Arbutus room.             There will be 20 student models, both male and female representing clothing from … Continued

Canada World Youth farewell show

On Friday, January 2, 18 Indonesian and Canadian exchange students threw a community farewell party at St. Paul’s Anglican Church for the program’s host families, volunteer work placement partners, and other supporters of CWY. Don’t forget to check out Voices from Canada World Youth: Indonesia and Canada.  [slideshow_deploy id=’6636′]

Voices from Canada World Youth: Canada

By contributor Donovan Simpson. You can also read the Indonesian perspective here. View the farewell here. Canada: My Canada World Youth Leaders In Action adventure so far has been phenomenal. The journey began in early October when I left the cold Northwest Territories and arrived in a camp near Cowichan Lake where the orientation took place. I met … Continued

Voices from Canada World Youth: Indonesia

By contributor Rihaf Husen. You can also read the Canadian perspective here. View the farewell here. Indonesia: This year I feel so grateful to get the opportunity to join Canada World Youth–Menpora youth exchange. I’ve been waiting to join this program since 2012, but I got the chance to follow the selection process in May 2014. … Continued

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