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

The long commute: Final installment

This is the final part of a contributor series by Stephanie Brown. You can read the first part here.  You may hear, “The marking system is harder in other countries,” before you go to your new school. You may hear it a lot before you even decide to commit to studying abroad, which can deter some … Continued

The long commute: Dorms

This is the latest in an ongoing contributor series by Stephanie Brown. You can read the first part here. Check back next issue for the next chapter of The Long Commute.  So where should you live while traveling abroad, dorms or a house? Like most things in life and travel, there are benefits and drawbacks to both. … 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

The Long Commute: Homesickness

This is the fifth in an ongoing contributor series by Stephanie Brown. You can read the first part here. Check back next issue for the next chapter of The Long Commute.  As a follow up to the culture shock I seem to have conquered, another aspect of the long commute has emerged: homesickness. It’s like they’re … Continued

The long commute: Culture shock

  This is the fourth in an ongoing contributor series by Stephanie Brown. You can read the first part here. Check back next issue for the next chapter of The Long Commute.  So let’s talk about an issue that’s close to my heart: culture shock. I know you’re thinking, “That won’t happen to me.” Yeah, I … Continued

The Long Commute: Memories cost money

This is the third in a contributor series by Stephanie Brown. You can read the first here. Check back next issue for the next chapter of The Long Commute.  So let’s talk money, because I know you are all wondering about it. There are three main things to think about when studying abroad. First, many … Continued

Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest 2015

By contributor Dean Pelkey Each year, the Fraser Institute holds an essay contest for students designed to encourage and develop student writers. This contest gives you the opportunity to showcase your ideas on public policy and the roles of markets, plus the opportunity to win cash prizes. With over $9k in cash prizes, students from … Continued

Students react to ABE funding cuts

A decision by the Liberal Government to cut Adult Basic Education (ABE) funding and bring back tuition fees has caused outrage among many VIU students and staff. “This is largely affecting people who already have so many obstacles in their life,” said Patrick Barbosa, Chief Returning Officer of the VIU Students’ Union. “Up to 20 … Continued

The Political Studies Club founded at VIU

Left to right: Caleb Rosenthal, Sebastian Barkovic, Avery Bonner VIU’s first ever political studies club has been founded as the VIU Political Society. Until now, students of this department have not had an organized peer group they could confront about their post-graduation concerns. The VIU Political Society aims to improve that. The initiative of the … Continued

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