Global Engagement

VIU Abroad: Transforming Our World

Join us for coconut snacks and beachside-style chats with faculty, QE Scholars, students and international guests working with communities around the world. How do we work together to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, leading to a happier and healthier world by 2030?

Hosted by Faculty of International Education (Education Abroad & Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program)

Global Citizens Week Program Guide (PDF)

Nanaimo Empire Days and the Reggae Resistance

A pre-screening of local filmmaker Paul Manly’s “United Against Empire”, which chronicles the efforts of VIU student activists in the mid-2000s to change the name and focus of Nanaimo’s annual Empire Days celebrations. Followed by Q & A with former student activist Simon Schachner and Jamaican reggae musician Clinton Fearon.

Hosted by History and Political Studies

Global Citizens Week Program Guide (PDF)

Science & Technology Lecture Series: An Introduction to Wildlife Trade – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Join Ernie Cooper, former Director of the TRAFFIC and Wildlife Trade Program of WWF-Canada, in his review of the good, bad and ugly sides of wildlife trade, and how international authorities are responding to this growing threat to global biodiversity. Come early and enjoy pre-discussion refreshments!

Hosted by Faculty of Science and Technology

Global Citizens Week Program Guide (PDF)