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Kailey DeFehr found a praying mantis inside her home, near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

Cat drags in praying mantis, which it turns out, can be found on occasion in Nanaimo

Professor says the insects aren’t likely to become invasive

 

Vancouver Island University will make its Nanaimo campus more accessible and inclusive using $3.3 million in funding from the provincial government. (VIU photo)

VIU to improve campus accessibility with provincial funding

$3.3 million will be used to address hard-to-access places at Vancouver Island University

 

Anne Kang, B.C.’s minister of advanced education and skills training, announces the province is spending $87 million to build new student housing spaces at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Province announces it’s spending $87 million on student housing at VIU

Residences will be nine storeys and utilize ‘hybrid mass timber’ construction

 

Regan McKeever, VIU ElderCollege program coordinator, scrolls through the ElderCollege website on an iPad. (Submitted photo)

VIU expands its ElderCollege online courses to students worldwide

Program for people 50 years and up looking ahead to registration for fall courses

Regan McKeever, VIU ElderCollege program coordinator, scrolls through the ElderCollege website on an iPad. (Submitted photo)
Glen Abbott, left, and his grandson Matthew Souchuck, 9, peer into the microscopic worlds of tiny sea creatures during GrandKids University, hosted at Vancouver Island University. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Glen Abbott, left, and his grandson Matthew Souchuck, 9, peer into the microscopic worlds of tiny sea creatures during GrandKids University, hosted at Vancouver Island University. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Hayden Taylor, left, Sheldon Scow and Talela Manson are excited to welcome high school students back to VIU’s Nanaimo campus for the sixth year for the Thuy’she’num Tu Smun’eem: Building a Foundation for our Youth summer camps. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU to host summer camps for Indigenous high school students

Grades 7-12 students can live on campus for 5 days

Hayden Taylor, left, Sheldon Scow and Talela Manson are excited to welcome high school students back to VIU’s Nanaimo campus for the sixth year for the Thuy’she’num Tu Smun’eem: Building a Foundation for our Youth summer camps. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Master of education graduates Amber Mark, left, Kelley Rumley, Celine Derksen and Erin Uchacz react to their images on a cell phone as they take a group selfie moments before their convocation procession at Vancouver Island University on Friday, June 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

More than 1,000 graduates cross the stage at VIU convocation

Grad ceremonies were first held on campus in Nanaimo in more than 20 years

Master of education graduates Amber Mark, left, Kelley Rumley, Celine Derksen and Erin Uchacz react to their images on a cell phone as they take a group selfie moments before their convocation procession at Vancouver Island University on Friday, June 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Parksville’s Tagen Marshall with his new van, ‘Vinnie’, picked up last week after a successful fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo)

New $90K van ‘opens doors’ for ambitious Vancouver Island University student

WOLF: Parksville’s Tagen Marshall continues to inspire

Parksville’s Tagen Marshall with his new van, ‘Vinnie’, picked up last week after a successful fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo)
Jeremy Perkins, a Vancouver Island University student, travelled to Australia as part of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program. (VIU photo)

VIU restarts global exchange program after COVID-19 hiatus

Students with Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program have travelled to Belize and Australia

Jeremy Perkins, a Vancouver Island University student, travelled to Australia as part of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program. (VIU photo)
Vancouver Island University’s student-run annual literary magazine, ‘Portal’, will celebrate the launch of this year’s issue at the Grand Hotel in Nanaimo on April 29. (Nanaimo Bulletin photo)
Vancouver Island University’s student-run annual literary magazine, ‘Portal’, will celebrate the launch of this year’s issue at the Grand Hotel in Nanaimo on April 29. (Nanaimo Bulletin photo)
Vancouver Island University president Deborah Saucier will be one of nine panelists to present during the university’s online discussion, ‘The Future of Reconciliation in Canada,’ on Wednesday, April 20. (Nanaimo News Bulletin photo)

Vancouver Island University to host online discussion on reconciliation

Webinar to be held Wednesday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Vancouver Island University president Deborah Saucier will be one of nine panelists to present during the university’s online discussion, ‘The Future of Reconciliation in Canada,’ on Wednesday, April 20. (Nanaimo News Bulletin photo)
Elizaveta Malinina, research scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, is the keynote speaker at a climate change symposium at VIU this Saturday, April 23. (Photo submitted)

Symposium at VIU’s Nanaimo campus to focus on local impact of climate change

Research scientist with Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling will be keynote speaker

Elizaveta Malinina, research scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, is the keynote speaker at a climate change symposium at VIU this Saturday, April 23. (Photo submitted)
Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo engineering students come to grips with gravity at soapbox derby

VIU Engineering Club holds race day, hopes to make it an annual event

Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A training event for the 2024 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany, will take place at Vancouver Island University. Pictured here are members of Team B.C. (Submitted photo)

Competitive chefs will warm up at VIU leading up to Culinary Olympics

Chefs and apprentices to practise in Nanaimo ahead of international event in Germany

A training event for the 2024 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany, will take place at Vancouver Island University. Pictured here are members of Team B.C. (Submitted photo)
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker and Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation, talk with VIU automotive technician students during a visit to Vancouver Island University Monday, March 21. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Provincial funding sparks new electric vehicle maintenance training at VIU

Red Seal certification EV repair and maintenance program to start in January 2023

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker and Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation, talk with VIU automotive technician students during a visit to Vancouver Island University Monday, March 21. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
Vancouver Island University’s carpentry program students will help build a grand prize dream home that will be raffled to raise money toward a new stand-alone facility for Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. (Image courtesy Nanaimo Community Hospice Dream Home Lottery)

VIU carpentry students to work on Nanaimo Hospice lottery dream home

Home raffle ticket sales will help create stand-alone hospice facility

Vancouver Island University’s carpentry program students will help build a grand prize dream home that will be raffled to raise money toward a new stand-alone facility for Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. (Image courtesy Nanaimo Community Hospice Dream Home Lottery)
A Vancouver Island University biology professor says how and why a Canada goose ended up in a Chicago park is a mystery. (News Bulletin file photo)

Canada goose from Vancouver Island makes it all the way to the Great Lakes

VIU biology professor says how and why the bird flew so far east is a mystery

A Vancouver Island University biology professor says how and why a Canada goose ended up in a Chicago park is a mystery. (News Bulletin file photo)
Members of the Ladysmith Show n Shine committee as well as from the Pacific Coast Mustang Association presented a cheque for $2,500 to Vancouver Island University on Jan. 13. The donation is to go toward a student attending VIU, taking an automotive technicianoriented program. (Vancouver Island University photo)

Ladysmith Show n Shine donates extra funds to VIU technician program award

Last year’s show was the most successful event the organization has seen, according to vice-chair

Members of the Ladysmith Show n Shine committee as well as from the Pacific Coast Mustang Association presented a cheque for $2,500 to Vancouver Island University on Jan. 13. The donation is to go toward a student attending VIU, taking an automotive technicianoriented program. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Vancouver Island University announced it is delaying the start of the new semester by a week and plans to resume classes Jan. 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIU delaying start of new semester due to COVID-19

Campus will open Jan. 4 but classes won’t resume until Jan. 10

Vancouver Island University announced it is delaying the start of the new semester by a week and plans to resume classes Jan. 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Laura Gover, a Vancouver Island University professor, says some employed parents have found “innovative solutions” for balancing work and childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. (VIU photo)

VIU prof examines stress levels of parents working from home during COVID-19

Faculty of management professor and colleagues assisted by $50,000 grant

Laura Gover, a Vancouver Island University professor, says some employed parents have found “innovative solutions” for balancing work and childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. (VIU photo)
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