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Scientist Uses Television Signals to Send Internet Data to Remote Locations

VIU partnering with Pixelstream Communications to field test technology What if you could turn the world’s television infrastructure into a system that can...

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Making the Links between Climate Change, Community Health and Resilience: Building the Field in British Columbia

Climate change has simultaneously been called the greatest threat and the greatest opportunity for public health this century. On the one hand, climate change...


Can Assignments be FUN (For The Students And For Me?)

What are the factors that might contribute to this phenomenon? Can assignments actually inhibit learning? Bring your assignments to this session for...


Student Disability Access Design Lab

The Universal Access Committee invites the VIU community members with disabilities and their allies, companions and friends to come share their insights and...


VIU One Act Festival

he VIU Satyr Players present the... VIU ONE ACT FESTIVAL! This festival is a collaboration of local writers, directors, actors, and designers coming...

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