The big story this week is the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s National Basketball Championship, which will take place right here in the VIU gymnasium this weekend. Tickets are still on sale if you want to have fun and cheer on the home team (you can join the STU crew if you’re the ultimate Mariners fan). Keep reading to learn about the various activities surrounding the national championships, from a tailgating party to a sale of Mariners gear at the campus store. Our featured student this week is Amber Leasewho recently won player of the year honors and will play as Mariner for the last time this weekend.
Blue evening at VIUSU Pub 💙💙💙
Kick off the weekend of the National Women’s Basketball Championships with a Blue-Out Party at the VIUSU Pub on Thursday, March 24, from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be a live DJ, themed drink specials, a Stuey tour, blue beer and contests/prizes. Prizes will be awarded for wearing the bluest, funniest blue outfit and the most marine gear at the same time!
VIUSU fanzone and tailgate party 🥳
Join the tailgate party outside the VIUSU building on Friday, March 25 from 4-6 p.m. before the Mariners’ home opener at the Nationals. There will be a BBQ outside the pub serving free hot dogs for students, as well as a live DJ, fanzone games and more. The pub will be open until 11:00 p.m. and will serve special matchday food and drink, including blue beer, with a DJ playing until 11:00 p.m.
Sale of sailors’ equipment in the campus shop 👕
All Mariners branded apparel and other merchandise will be 25% off through March 27. Note: The Campus Shop will be closed March 28-31 for year-end inventory.
Want to be valedictorian? 🎓
Apply to be valedictorian for #VIUGrad2022 by March 31. Don’t miss this opportunity to share some words of wisdom with your graduating class at the Convocation, which will be held June 23-24 at the VIU gymnasium. For inspiration, watch video compilation from last year’s virtual event.
🌲🍃🌞🚨 Competition alert to management VI!🚨 🌲🍃🌞
Win one of two sponsored seats at the 2022 Vancouver Island Leadership Conference, taking place April 1-2. Publish to VIUs Extracurricular Participation App Community feed why you would like to attend VILC 2022 and what the theme “Leading the Future Together” means to you. The contest will end on March 25 at 1 p.m. and the winners will be announced that evening.
Volunteer as a Well-Being Peer 👥
Are you passionate about promoting wellness and mental health? Interested in developing skills to help in a future career in the helping professions? Apply to volunteer as a VIU Wellbeing Peer in the 2022-23 academic year! Visit thePeer well-being home page for more details.
Free fruit! 🍏🍐
Did you know that what you eat can impact your mood and mental well-being? March is Nutrition Month and the Thrive team has lots of fun and educational activities planned to help you be happier and healthier! follow us oninstagram and Facebook to get involved and stay informed of all our activities! And join us on March 31 in the Quad for nutritious food giveaways!
Summer semester 😎
There are benefits to taking summer courses and VIU is making it easier than ever this year, with double the number of courses and plenty of online or hybrid options, meaning you can work and go to school. school at the same time, or study from your home community. . Learn more about the advantages of the summer session.
Moose Hide Event
Join the Student Leadership Circle on Wednesday, March 30 for this workshop led by Sage Lacerte, National Youth Ambassador for the Moose Hide Campaign, as she talks to us about understanding Indigenous perspectives and gender-based violence . Register through EventBrite.
March is Fraud Prevention Month 💻
The war in Ukraine is also taking place online and phishing from Russia increased eightfold on February 27, 2022. VIU’s IT department shares its the best tips to protect yourself on the VIU blog.
Clothing exchange 👔👗
The VIU Eco Club is hosting a clothing swap on March 29, from noon to 4 p.m. in the upper cafeteria. All clothes are free whether you donate or not. Do you have clothes to donate? Drop it off until March 25 at Building 193 (VIUSU), Building 210 outside Room 323, VIU Residence Laundry, Gym Entrance, Building 356 outside Room 366 or Building 360 outside the Mathematics Learning Center. Sorting takes place March 28, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Building 210, Room 205. Free pizza for all volunteers. E-mail email@example.com for more details.
Jazz at Pub VIUSU 🎼
Listen to upbeat, positive, stylish and laid-back music during the Hans Verhoeven Jazz Trio performance at the VIUSU Pub every Friday from 4-7pm. Includes a VIU Music student guest artist each week. No cover.
Supports and Services
Work-integrated learning pays off 💼
#DYK the average monthly salary of a work-study student is $2,704? Co-op programs and internships are your chance to apply what you learn in college to real-life situations. Help us celebrate National Work-Integrated Learning Month.
Win Bluetooth headphones 🎧
How do you find information and resources on the VIU website? Write your opinion for a chance to win Samsung Buds+ Bluetooth headphones. The exercise should take no longer than 10-15 minutes and responses are confidential – start now!
Need help studying? ☕️
One of our favorite things about the library is its proximity to Starbucks, which means you can take a much-needed caffeine break anytime to help you through those long study sessions. You can find the Starbucks right next to the library’s main entrance.
Upcoming on-campus job offer 💼
Are you interested in helping your fellow students prepare for the job search? Want to learn more about resume writing and interview techniques? The Center for Experiential Learning and Student Engagement will launch a Physical Career Studio in Building 255 in September 2022! We will hire four peer facilitators from Career Studio. Look for this post on CareerVIU in the next two weeks. Interviews will begin in April/May, with training in August. We look forward to meeting you!
Check out these featured jobs! 📋
The job portal, CareerVIU, has over 3,000 employers looking for students like you. To visit CareerVIU and use your student number (the 9 digits on your student ID) and student record password to log in. 28960) and a marine adventure visitor center for Remote Passages Marin Excursions (28925).
Off-Campus Housing Website 🏡
New content on the Off-Campus Housing Website includes short videos and links focused on issues and questions you may have before, during and at the end of your rental. Advice and links are also available for finding short and long-term accommodation, as well as advice for landlords considering renting to students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and advocacy.
tax assistance 🗄
Want to avoid delays and get the tax information you need? Try the Canada Revenue Agency’s digital services. No need to wait on the phone, the CRA has several online tools to help you!
Mark your diaries
Deadline for withdrawal without academic penalty: March 30 📅
A friendly reminder from the Counseling Center that March 30 is the last day for withdrawal without academic penalty from spring semester courses (or 8-month courses that started in September), or move from credit to audit (or vice versa). It’s a good idea to ask an advisor before changing your schedule.
Scholarship application deadline: March 31 💰
#DYK that the deadline to apply for VIU scholarships is noon on March 31st? It’s coming soon, so don’t delay! There are hundreds of financial rewards available at VIU for almost every program, as well as many general rewards. To apply for all, all you need to do is complete your scholarships, awards and bursaries profileavailable through the student record system.
Rapid Test Kit Pickup
VIU has free rapid test kits (five tests per kit) available for pickup at any of the following locations with a student ID:
- B170 – Shq’apthut (the gathering place)
- B193 – VIUSU
- B255 – International Reception
- B300 – Visitor Center
- B305 – Campus Shop
Did you know that as a VIU student, you have access to exclusive discounts in your community and across the province? Download the Offers app, administered by VIUSU and the BC Federation of Students, for more information. Featured companies today:
- Mobile cells: Get $25 off a new device or 15% off repairs.
- fountain tire: Take advantage of 10% off mechanical parts and labor.