VIU Cowichan Campus Group of Students

Campus Life Activities

Watch the digital display opposite the Welcome Centre, check the bulletin boards on the second floor and outside Student Affairs, read the  Student Newsletter   and check back for exciting events for VIU students.  

FALL 2019 SEMESTER

STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS

FREE workshops held in Room 115, 12 noon - 1:00 pm. Bring your lunch. Facilitated by Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

Wednesday, October 16 - Exam Anxiety

  • Basic strategies in preparing for exams.
  • Don't freeze on your exam.
  • How anxiety can impact writing exams.
  • What's happening with you.
  • How caring is involved.

MOOSE HIDE CAMPAIGN

Wednesday, October 23, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Room 140

The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men who are standing up against violence towards women and children.

Wearing a moose hide square signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together with other men to end violence against women and children.

Join us as we pass out the moose hides and discuss the campaign. Lunch will be provided. Sharing circle to follow if time allows.

moosehidecampaign.ca

FABULOUS FILMS SERIES

ALWAYS HELD IN VIU COWICHAN CAMPUS LECTURE THEATRE, ROOM 140.

ADMISSION IS FREE OR BY DONATION. EVERYONE WELCOME.

Monday, October 21 - 6:30 PM

JOURNEY TO ITALY (1954)

Dir. Roberto Rossellini, 105 minutes

Sharing a passionless existence together, a married English couple travel to Naples after inheriting a villa. On the verge of divorce, with neither one's disposition warming to the other, they decide to spend the rest of the trip separately. During the course of their vacation the couple undergoes changes. A landmark film profoundly influencing the French New Wave filmmakers.

Monday, November 18 - 6:30 PM

KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER (2015)

Dir. David Zellner, 105 minutes

Frustrated with her mundane life, a Tokyo office worker becomes obsessed with a fictional movie that she mistakes for a documentary. Fixating on a scene where stolen cash is buried in North Dakota, she travels to America to find it. Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

Fitness for $1

Your campus life activity program subsidizes your use of the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, 2653 James Street, Duncan.

Fitness for only $1 when you get your vouchers!

  • Vouchers available for students by showing student card at Student Affairs - you pay only $1 for entry to the Aquatic Centre.
  • Must be enrolled in current semester and paying activity fees; non-transferable

The Aquatic Centre includes the 25 metre pool, 3 metre diving board, wave pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, and the Fitness Centre featuring the Technogym equipment.

Changeways Group for Depression

October 8 - November 26; 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Registration deadline: September 27

This 8-session psychoeducational Cognitive Behavioural therapy group teaches students the tools and insights necessary to reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

Sign up at Student Affairs for a brief, confidential talk with a counsellor, or a phone call if you prefer.

Facilitator: Albert Seinen, M.Ed., CCC

Hiking Trips with Outdoor Recreation

A number of hiking trips are organized through Nanaimo Outdoor Recreation Seats are reserved for Cowichan campus students. You are picked up and dropped off at the Cowichan campus.

Sign up at Student Affairs.

JUAN DE FUCA TRAIL DAY HIKE

Saturday, October 12 - $30

Guided hike into a section of the Juan de Fuca Trail Provincial Park. This trip explores a section of the trail that has big beaches, waterfalls, a suspension bridge, and massive old growth forests. Depending on the group's interest, we have two possible options for the day - hiking and exploring the area around Sombrio Beach, or hiking a 10km section of trail leaving from China Beach. Both options are suitable for fit beginners and intermediate hikers.

BOTANICAL BEACH DAY HIKE

Saturday, November 9 - $30

A guided hike into Botanical Beach Provincial Park. This trip explores a section of the trail that has big beaches, rugged west coast sites, fossils, and massive old growth forests. Botanical Beach is famous for its tide pools so lots of the day will be spent exploring the inter-tidal zone. This hike is suitable for beginners and intermediate hikers.

COWICHAN RIVER FOOTPATH HIKE

Sunday, November 24 - $10

A guided hike into the beautiful area of Cowichan River Provincial Park. This trip requires students to hike for up to 3 hours on relatively easy to moderate trails, with some steep sections going both up and down. Please bring enough food and water for your entire day. Students may leave extra food, clothing, and personal items in a locked vehicle while hiking. The Cowichan River hike is a beautiful experience with interesting geology and ecology.

Meditation

  • Every Monday from 5:00-6:30 pm, room 380
  • September 16 to December 9
  • Drop-ins welcome.  FREE

Cowichan Rideshare is now available!

Cowichan Rideshare is being sponsored the Cowichan Elder Care Co-op. It is a free, online service that links people who want a ride with people able to offer a ride at the same time and to the same location. A contribution to gas costs is suggested based on the distance and number of riders, but the actual amount – if any – is agreed on by the people involved before the ride takes place.

Learn how to register on Rideshare for a ride - or for riders - to  Kelowna or Calgary,  VIU Nanaimo main campus, Departure Bay, and maybe even Mill Bay Terminal to pick up your travelling friend.   Use your car or ride in theirs.  Let’s save money, wear and tear, traffic congestion and the environment - and make some new, diverse  acquaintances of all ages who could use/offer a lift and a trip contribution.

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