Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug awareness Conference Open to Students

What roles have tobacco, alcohol, and drugs played in society throughout history? How are advertisements for such products directed toward children? And how will new policies surrounding marijuana affect the economy? These questions—and more—will be addressed at VIU’s Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use History, Policy, and Regulation Symposium November 5-7. Over the three days, the … Continued

Political youth groups continue to reach out

The election is over, Justin Trudeau is being sworn in as Prime Minister as our latest issue hits stands, and Sheila Malcolmson is gearing up to establish NDP plans as Nanaimo’s new MP. So what are Nanaimo’s youth partisan groups planning to do? “We want to keep engaging youth that have Liberal values,” said Avi … Continued

Battle of the blood clubs: VIU vs. UVic

VIU’s Blood Club is challenging the University of Victoria’s (UVic) club, Blood4Life, with the claim that VIU can recruit more donors than UVic. Both clubs focus on raising awareness of the need for blood donors, providing education, and helping out with blood drives. UVic’s club currently has more donors, as it has been established longer … Continued

Job opportunities for students with Real Estate Webmasters

By contributor Tomi Lawson Real Estate Webmasters (REW) is holding a job fair with several possible positions for students on November 5. “REW combines state of the art website design with proven search engine optimization techniques and advanced programming to produce the most effective real estate website on the internet,” said Kathryn Scott, REW’s Human … Continued

Breakaway: Soccer from Cairo to Canada

By contributor Farida El Sheshingy. Last year, I turned 21 and it was a huge deal for me. Where I come from it meant that I had become a fully-grown adult, with major roles and responsibilities in the eyes of society. It meant I could make my own decisions and take the path I thought … Continued

VIU Services: The Writing Centre

VIU offers many services to help get you through the school year. Maybe you’ve heard about some of them, but for one reason or another have yet to utilize these services. Maybe you don’t know yet what VIU has to offer. For each issue of The Navigator, this column will feature a service offered through … Continued

The VIU Chess Club invites you to play

Above, Left to right: Andrew, Cameron (silver), Crystal, Thomas (President), Payton (gold), Urvish (Vice President), Dmitry (bronze), and Jeremy By contributor Andrew Smith The VIU Chess Club was founded in 2012. To accelerate the Chess Club’s formation this year, we hosted a local tournament and drew in 10 people, with a few others unable to attend. … Continued

Get Consensual

VIUSU Women’s Representative Connie Graham wants to bring a Let’s Get Consensual campaign to VIU. Let’s Get Consensual is a campaign created by the University of Victoria (UVic), the UVic Student Society, and the Anti-Violence Project aimed at combatting rape culture and sexual violence. “It’s holistically-based and organizes consent workshops,” Graham said. “It also challenges … Continued

New express bus line added to VIU students’ commute

A new frequent bus route has been added to Nanaimo’s transit system that will help students get to and from VIU more efficiently.  Effective September 6, the 40 VIU Express will connect downtown, VIU, Country Club, Nanaimo North Town Centre, and Woodgrove. The route will give students another option to get to VIU with high frequency, said … Continued

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