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Senior art student Amanda Holley works on a piece in preparation for the "Explorations" art exhibit at VIU.

Graduating students in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Visual Art program will present their exhibition, entitled "Explorations”, running April 25 through May 31. The exhibition will be displayed at the Nanaimo Art Gallery on VIU’s campus.

Under the instruction of Jane Cole, eight senior students have diligently worked throughout the spring semester to create original art work specifically for the show. On display will be an eclectic mix of media and style from students Kristie Bush, Sara Grover, Amanda Holley, Angela Marston, Karen McLeod, Kim Nixon, Melissa...

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Vancouver Island University is today launching a new and improved website that provides greater accessibility for students, alumni, donors, faculty, staff and the public.

“We’re excited to launch our new, improved user-friendly...

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VIU Report to the Community Spring 2013

VIU's role in the educational, cultural and economic life of the region particularly since becoming a university in 2008.
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Explore Your VIU

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 to Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Discover your Education Options with the Advising Centre Why attend: It's your first step to becoming a VIU Student What you'll get: . Informal group session . Overview of programs, application process, next steps . Plenty of time to address your specific questions . Help finding the right program fit for you . What to do if you don't currently meet admission requirements for your program of choice

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Tea by the Sea

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 to Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Join us for high tea including a delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries and other goodies prepared our chef 11:00 am - 1:00 pm on Tuesdays in April and May! Tea includes admission to the Station. Enjoy stunning views of Baynes Sound, and tour the Station to learn about marine science through colourful exhibits, a large public aquaria and touch tanks teeming with marine life collected from BC waters. Call 250-740-6609 for reservations.

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Milner Gardens Bunny Trail

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bring the children or grandchildren for a children's Easter Bunny Search taking place in the Gardens. At the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, children can pick up maps for clues to finding the bunnies, and then return the map to the Pool House Gift Shop to receive an Easter treat. Free admission for current VIU students with card and children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Gates open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tea Room open 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for tea, scones and soup. For more info 250-752-6153 Milner Gardens opens for the season April 3rd, Thursday through Sunday and Easter Monday.

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Farm Days

Monday, April 21, 2014

Need a break from the books? Need some outdoor exposure? Sign up for a free field trip to Farmship Growers Co-op, a local farm, and get your hands dirty while leaving your studies at home. Shuttle bus will pick up at VIU at 11am and return at 3pm. Register by emailing

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