VIU Cowichan Campus Group of Students

Campus Life Activities

Watch the digital display opposite the Welcome Centre, and 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.

STUDY STRATEGY WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

Note Taking & Mind Mapping

Facilitated by Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor. Comprehensive introduction to principles of learning, how to use notes effectively to enhance memory, Cornell notes, mind mapping, styles of engagement, right brain & left brain study.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

Don't Ready Every Word: Reading Texts

Facilitated by Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor. Reading to retain information, PSQ3R - Purpose, Survey, Question, Read, Review, Recite.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

What!! It's Due Today? Time Management

Facilitated by Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor. Juggling school, work and family. Tips to make it through the times you need a 25-hour day. Ability to manage time is a major predictor of your success in university. When you say you don't have enough time, you might be saying that you are not spending the time you do have in the way that you want. Explore some ways to manage your time, make it work to your advantage, and achieve success.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Exam Preparation

Facilitated by Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor. Basic strategies for preparing for exams. Learning material, managing time on exams, stress and exams, different types of exams, input and output of information.

FABULOUS FILMS SERIES

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

ADMISSION IS FREE OR BY DONATION. EVERYONE WELCOME.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

I am Not a Witch (2017) Dir. Rungano Nyoni, 93 minutes

This film follows 8-year old Maggie Mulubwa, in Zambia, who is accused of witchcraft. It looks at real-life injustices with a beguiling blend of sorrow, anger, and humour. Winning awards at the British Independent Film Awards, and the British Academy Film Awards, this film has been called an "invigorating, intriguing, and provocative debut by Zambia-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni."

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

A Town Called Panic (2009) Dirs. Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar, 76 minutes (plus short)

Join us for a wonderful, absurd, and heartwarming evening chock full of goofy fun. Good for the whole family (though in French with subtitles). This wonderful stop-motion film from Belgium premiered at Cannes in 2009, and has something for everyone. A distant cousin of Aarman Animations (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run), join our hero toys as they journey from the foils of online purchases, to the North Pole, to the Centre of the Earth.

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

Funny Face (1957) Dir. Stanley Donen, 103 minutes

This 1957 musical romantic comedy mixes the glorious music of George and Ira Gershwin with the unforgettable performances of Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Set in the world of fashion, and not dissimilar to The Devil Wears Prada, this fun romp takes us from 50s Greenwich Village to Paris and, according to her son, remained one of Audrey Hepburn's favourite films she was ever a part of.

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 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

Every Tuesday, for 8 weeks, starting February 4, 2:00-4:00 pm.

This educational group, for VIU students, introduces Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. We will look at the relationship between thoughts, behaviours, and emotions, the nature of stress and depression, lifestyle management, cognitive therapy, challenging distorted thinking, and the role of your social life.

Sign up at Student Affairs for a brief, confidential talk with a counsellor, or a phone call if you prefer - 250-746-3509.

Meditation

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

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.

Next planned hikes TBA.

Upcoming Events

Jan
22

Study Strategies - Note Taking and Mind Mapping

Comprehensive introduction to principles of learning. How to use notes effectively to enhance memory. Cornell notes, mind mapping, styles of engagement, right...

Jan
22

Applied Business Technology - Information Session

Do you want a rewarding career in a fast-paced, challenging environment? Are you ready to make a change in your job and are looking for a way to put your...

Jan
29

Study Strategies - Don't Read Every Word

Ready to retain information. PSQ3R method: Purpose, Survey, Question, Read, Review, Recite

Jan
30

VIU Discovery Night (Cowichan)

VIU Discovery Night January 30th at 7 PM VIU Cowichan Campus, Room 140 2011 University Way, Duncan Everything you need to know About Starting Your post-...

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