december 9, 2020 - 11:30am
top performing article for the last two weeks:
- cbc news: bc poet sings about being black in nanaimo. features viu creative writing professor dr. sonnet l’abbe. reach: 7 million people. this story also appeared in the nanaimo bulletin.
- dr. shannon dames’ research into using psychedelic drugs to treat ptsd in health-care workers has had a big response from bc news outlets and other sources:
- ctv news: new psychedelic treatment being used to treat ptsd in health-care workers. also run on cfax radio and education news canada.
- private video production about shannon’s research project:
- nanaimo news bulletin: viu experts see value in studying psilocybin’s effect on treating mental health and addiction.
- indiginews: jesse wente says it’s time to tell the truth (wente was this year’s viu indigenous speakers series presenter).
- viu news: 16 days of activism campaign aims to eliminate gender-based violence. story picked up by:
- viu navigator student press: viu mariners alum opens up about coaching and team’s success.
- news of the new covid-testing clinic at viu’s nanaimo campus was widespread:
- times colonist: post-secondary schools shift focus, use software to prevent cheating on exams (dr. carol stuart, provost and vp academic, interviewed).
- times colonist: amid travel curbs, some students stay put for holidays (richard lewis, interim director, facilities services and campus development, gave information for this story).
- canadian collegiate athletic assoc: female apprentice coach program, spotlight on emma platner.
- my coast now: nanaimo plants trees in honour of the 50th anniversary of earth day (students from the viu parks canada club involved).
- viu news: researchers developing a better user interface for historical archive. story picked up by education news canada.
- atlas obscura: why archaeologists are brewing ancient beers (featuring viu anthropology professor dr. marie hopwood.
- vancouver island free daily: nanaimo graphic designer releases first children’s book (featuring viu alumna amy pye).
top performing broadcast story:
- ctv news: dr. shannon dames’ research into treating first-responders’ mental health issues with psychedelic drugs reached more than 1.5 million people.
- wednesday, november 25: open rate: 50%. click thru: 16.8%.
- most-clicked link: island health reminder on reducing covid-19 transmissions
- wednesday, december 2: open rate: 51%. click thru: 8.3%
- most-clicked link: food services (rotational dinner menu)
viu student pulse:
- wednesday, december 2: open rate: 57.7% of 7,782 recipients, 2% click-through rate.
- most-clicked link: Digital Survival Kit & Stressbusters.
- top tweet: a tweet about @viusu encouraging everyone to attend the end violence against women virtual memorial hosted by @psac_afpc reached 764 people: //twitter.com/viuniversity/status/1333854133669998595
- top facebook post: a congratulatory post about lliam broderick, a master of arts in sustainable leisure management student who received a bc graduate scholarship, reached 5,841 people.
- top instagram post: a story promoting viu counsellor noelle hanuse’s stress less workshop for students was reviewed by 1,962 of our instagram followers.