Xuan Zhou expected to see quick improvement in her English language skills when she arrived in Nanaimo three months ago to study English as a Second Language (ESL) at Vancouver Island University (VIU). What she didn’t expect was to learn so much about the cultures, traditions and ideas of many other international students she met in the program.
“The members in my group come from different countries and we exchange our ideas through communicating in English,” says Zhou, whose home is the city of Yantai in Shangdong Province, China. “During the discussions I...
Thursday, December 12, 2013 |
Residents are invited to an evening of stimulating thought and discussion as Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Powell River campus hosts two visiting scholars from VIU’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Leisure Management.
Wednesday, October 16, 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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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 to Tuesday, January 28, 2014
No we don't make toast or drink. Becoming a Toastmaster will help you: . Learn and improve your communicative abilities in an environment where you can become comfortable speaking in front of an audience. . Expand your opportunities for individual and professional development centered on the skills gained from improved abilities and broadened experience. . Gain leadership skills through training and club activities. . Learn communication techniques by speaking, listening and evaluating. . Experience and learn business meeting procedures that can be used in occupational careers. . Affiliation with an internationally renowned educational organization. Come and join Toastmasters!!!
Friday, December 06, 2013 to Sunday, December 22, 2013
Milner Gardens Christmas Magic Friday to Sunday Dec 6 - 8, Friday to Sunday Dec 13 - 15, and Wednesday to Sunday Dec 18 - 22, 2013 5:00pm to 8:30pm, recommended last entry by 8pm, admission by donation. All entry donations support the garden. Suggested donation: Adult $5, children $2.50, Families $12. Milner Gardens members and current VIU students with card enter free. A family oriented festival of lights and music in the Garden. Santa will be here each evening! The Gardens will be lit up with thousands of Christmas lights. The Milner House is decorated in old fashioned Christmas splendour, where volunteers from the local library delight children and parents alike with storytelling, and a variety of local musicians perform seasonal music from choral to instrumental. Guess the number of teddy bears in the gardener's cottage to win a stuffed polar bear prize or bid on silent auction items. Tea Room, outdoor refreshments stand and Gift shops will be open. Jams made from fruits from the garden make tasty gifts. Although there are thousands of Christmas lights, we suggest you bring a flashlight. Sorry, we are unable to take reservations for the tea room. Onsite shuttle for mobility challenged. For more information, please visit website.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 to Thursday, December 19, 2013
Come by for 50 minutes of unplugged! Work out the kinks from the morning (or the week)at this all-levels yoga class. Everyone welcome! Drop in, by donation* Please bring a mat or a towel *Funds will help support a spring workshop co-presented by Environment & Sustainability
Monday, December 16, 2013
A different sale and draw prize for each of the week! Find out all the details of the 5 Days of Sales by liking VIU Bookstore on Facebook