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VIU News

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VIU Media Highlights: March 16-29, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.?NEWS STORIESTop Performing article?for the last two

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VIU Program Focuses on the Future of Food Security Through Aquaculture

VIU’s new, unique aquaculture minor program allows students to combine it with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree and prepares them for...

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Alum of the Month: Cam Wipper

Cam Wipper has always been interested in the stars, but it wasn’t until he stepped into an astronomy class with Dr. Greg Arkos at Vancouver Island University...

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VIU Events


Supporting Students in Distress

VIU faculty and staff are invited to connect with VIU Counsellors to discuss how we can best support students in distress. This is an online synchronous...


Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Program Information Session

This free information session will give you an overview of the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician program and an opportunity to talk to instructors and...


Fundamentals of Forest - Harvesting Practices Virtual Info Session

The future of the coast forest sector is bright and career opportunities in forestry look promising. Working in the harvesting sector of the forestry industry...


VIU Day in the Life Black & White Photo Contest

Win a?GoPro HERO5?or a VIU hoodie in the VIU Day in the Life Black & White photo contest on Instagram. For one day only on April 8, post black...

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Cassandra Twiname, a VIU Bachelor of Science degree student, on a field trip

Cassandra Twiname

“Being from a small town in Northern B.C., coming to VIU was an easy adjustment with its welcoming atmosphere, small class sizes, approachable professors, and beautiful forested campus. The biology program is challenging but has an amazing faculty who have inspired my love for biology and have been there to help me throughout my academic career.”

Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Biology and Psychology?

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