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bc government supporting indigenous students with emergency assistance

april 3, 2020

vancouver island university (viu) is pleased to share the news the provincial government has announced an additional $1.5 million in emergency supports for indigenous students. “we are pleased the province is providing additional support to our indigenous students,” says jennifer christoffersen, viu services for aboriginal students coordinator/education advisor. “for several years... read more

Liberal Studies alum Braedan Zimmer

alum of the month: braedan zimmer

february 12, 2020

have you ever wondered what life is like after a liberal studies degree? shortly after graduating from viu in may 2019, braedan zimmer found himself travelling around western canada and the united states as a representative with independent academic publisher broadview press, using skills he learned as a liberal studies student. here’s his best advice for those looking to follow in his footsteps... read more

Support a viu student on Giving Tuesday

viu reduces barriers to education on global day of giving

november 27, 2019

viu’s sixth annual giving tuesday campaign, running until december 3, highlights the need for additional scholarships and bursaries for students.­­rebekah aplin is grateful for the generosity of a stranger, which allowed her to continue into the second year of her bachelor of science degree at vancouver island university (viu) with a significantly lower financial burden.“receiving an award has... read more