WorldVIU Days Background

2020 Schedule of Events

November 2 - 7

All Week Long!

My VIU, My World

What does the VIU virtual campus look like for you in 2020? Post a photo/video and description of your virtual VIU campus on Instagram using #myviumyworld by November 4th to be featured!

#VIUGraduateResearchers

A Twitter event for WorldVIU Days, hosted by Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity.

Dr. Who's T.A.R.D.I.S.

(Telecommunication And Relevant Discussions with International Students)
Communicate with international students from around the world!

See more details on WorldVIU Days 'All Week Long' events.

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Monday  

Connected Creations

11 – 11:45 am

Join via Zoom for a fun and simple art lesson that will allow you to refine a new skill and connect with other students to create something uniquely you. No previous experience required. Pre-registration required.

Link to register: Connected Creations

Hosted by Recreation and Tourism

WorldVIU Stage Hip Hop Forum

12:30 pm

Live music and performances!

Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections

Hosted by Faculty of International Education (Cultural Connections)

Hip Hop Forum

Le Pouvoir de le Hip Hop:
Un Conversation avec Nantali Indongo

2:30 – 4 pm

Montreal hip hop artist and CBC Radio host Nantali Indongo speaks about her own story of the role hip hop has played in her life as well as her perspectives on its power to empower, uplift and connect diverse communities. The session will be conducted in French. Both native speakers and language learners of all levels are encouraged to attend.

Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections

Hosted by Modern Language Studies

T.A.R.D.I.S Teleporter

(Telecommunication and Relevant Discussions with International Students)

4 – 6 pm

The TARDIS will allow anybody to telecommunicate with international students from many different countries. Join via Zoom and you will be able to ask questions, chat with your fellow global citizens and discover what connects us!

Link to join: T.A.R.D.I.S Teleporter

Hosted by Faculty of International Education

Tuesday

Connected Creations

11 – 11:45 am

Join via Zoom for a fun and simple art lesson that will allow you to refine a new skill and connect with other students to create something uniquely you. No previous experience required. Pre-registration required.

Link to register: Connected Creations

Hosted by Recreation and Tourism

Film: Nations United

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

In the midst of a pandemic radically transforming our world, Nations United tells the story of the world as it is, as it was, and as it could be. It focuses on the solutions and action we need to tackle poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change. Followed by post-film panel discussion.

Link to join: Nations United

Hosted by BSN Nursing and VIU Sustainability Advisory Committee

Virtual Lunch & Learn:
Community Engagement & Knowledge Sharing

12 – 1 pm

Meet-up with Tanis Dagert, Community Liaison and Knowledge Mobilization Officer to learn about opportunities and best practices to engage with community and share knowledge.

Link to join: Lunch and Learn

Hosted by Office of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

WorldVIU StageHip Hop Forum

12:30 pm

Live music and performances!
Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections

Hosted by Faculty of International Education (Cultural Connections)Hip Hop Forum

Culture Kitchen Hip Hop Edition
Featuring DJ All Good

5 – 5:30 pm

Join award winning Nanaimo turntablist Peter Poole (aka DJ All Good) for an interactive tutorial on the role of the turntablist in hip hop culture as well as demonstrations of different scratch techniques. As Culture Kitchen is a cooking show he has committed to serving up samples of only the freshest beats and with plenty of food references to keep on theme.

Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections

Hosted by Faculty of International Education (Cultural Connections)

 

Wednesday

Connected Creations

11 am - 11:45 am

Join via Zoom for a fun and simple art lesson that will allow you to refine a new skill and connect with other students to create something uniquely you. No previous experience required. Pre-registration required.

Link to register: Connected Creations

Hosted by Recreation and Tourism

T.A.R.D.I.S Teleporter

(Telecommunication and Relevant Discussions with International Students)

11 am – 1 pm

The TARDIS will allow anybody to telecommunicate with international students from many different countries. Join via Zoom and you will be able to ask questions, chat with your fellow global citizens and discover what connects us!

Link to join: T.A.R.D.I.S Teleporter

Hosted by Faculty of International Education

Hip Hop Forum

WorldVIU Stage

12:30 pm

Live music and performances!

Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections

Hosted by Faculty of International Education (Cultural Connections)

Civic Mobilization and the Global Refugee Crisis

2:30 – 3:45 pm

Meghan MacIver was on the front lines of the European refugee crisis, assisting refugees fleeing violence and poverty who were arriving by the thousands on the Greek island of Lesbos. As co-founder of the largest online resource for providing information to independent volunteers in Greece, she took part in what some have described as the largest civic mobilization since the Second World War, when volunteers—many young and untrained—took on unimaginable responsibilities and saved thousands of lives. She also witnessed firsthand the catastrophic failure, indifference, and frequently open hostility of national governments. Join us for a conversation about how we respond to crises when governments fail to act.

Link to join: Civic Mobilization

Hosted by VIU WUSC and Department of English

Hidden Histories: Photos of Yucho Chow
An evening with author Catherine Clement

7 – 8 pm

Join us for a LOOK at a part of B.C. history that has seldom been seen. From 1906-1949, Yucho Chow chronicled life during a tumultuous and transformative period. His lens recorded the lives and aspirations not only of early Chinese, but of many other marginalized communities who struggled to make Canada their home.

Link to register: Hidden Histories

Hosted by VIUFA and the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia

Homestay Appreciation Awards

7 pm CLOSED EVENT

The VIU Homestay Program will celebrate and recognize VIU homestay hosts who have reached 5, 10, 15, and 20+ years of hosting with our program in 2020 for their continued support welcoming international students to Nanaimo. Hosts will receive an invitation to attend.

Learn more about VIU Homestay @ https://international.viu.ca/homestay

Hot Drinks and Hot Topics

8:30 pm

Join Talk to Me - VIU for the second event in a monthly series of opportunities designed to engage you and encourage you to share knowledge and experiences in a positive, relaxed atmosphere.

More Information and link to join: Hot Drinks/Hot Topics

Hosted by Talk to Me - VIU

Thursday

International Scholarships and Awards Ceremony

8 – 8:30 am

An online celebration of recipients of Scholarships and Awards recognizing international students' achievements and contributions to VIU and the community.

Facebook live: Worldviuiss

Hosted by Faculty of International Education

Education Abroad Lunch & Learn

12 – 1:30 pm

Join the Education Abroad team for a Pre-Boarding session. Learn about the programs available, hear an update about student mobility and engage in a Q&A session. This is your chance to get a head start on exploring future opportunities for an International Exchange, Field School, Internship, Practica, or Summer Program abroad!

Link to join: Lunch & Learn

Hosted by Faculty of International Education (Education Abroad)

Hip Hop Forum

Intercultural Hip Hop Panel
Featuring Curtis Clear Sky, Nantali Indongo and Mo Moshiri

2:30 – 3:50 pm

Join VIU professor of English and hip hop academic Paul Watkins for a moderated discussion with this diverse panel of hip hop artists. The panelists will talk about their personal journeys in finding their voice through hip hop and how it connects to identity, culture and community-building.

Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections

Hosted by Department of English

T.A.R.D.I.S Teleporter

(Telecommunication and Relevant Discussions with International Students)

4 – 6 pm

The TARDIS will allow anybody to telecommunicate with international students from many different countries. Join via Zoom and you will be able to ask questions, chat with your fellow global citizens and discover what connects us!

Link to join: T.A.R.D.I.S Teleporter

Hosted by Faculty of International Education

Hip Hop Forum

Intercultural Hip Hop Cypher
(virtual freestyle session)

7 – 8 pm

Past and present participants of VIU's Intercultural Hip Hop Forum will flex their improvisation rap skills at this online version of the hip hop forum's popular pub night that would usually happen at the Students' Union Pub. The online format allows artists from past years to easily participate and have a reunion of sorts while sharing their talents and mutually inspiring each other's creativity and passions. Cyphers are a classic part of hip hop culture and are often the place where rappers get their start and hone their skills. The gatherings are known for their participatory, spontaneous and inclusive qualities both for audience and emcees.

Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections

Hosted by Faculty of International Education (Cultural Connections)

 

Friday

VIU Online Global Fashion Show

12 – 12:30 pm

This is usually the main feature of the WorldVIU Days Festival, the culminating celebration in the main cafeteria on the final day of WorldVIU Days. This year the fashion show is taking place online and will feature a special compilation of videos submitted by VIU students and staff sporting traditional or contemporary styles from their culture. Join us on the virtual runway for live commentary by VIU Simon!

Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections

Hosted by Faculty of International Education

New Leisure Studies: International Perspectives
Racial Inequalities Across the World

1:30 – 3 pm

New Leisure Studies: International Perspectives is a series of webinars focused on contemporary issues in leisure. The goal of this series is to bring together scholars from around the world to discuss practical solutions to the most pressing issues in leisure. Check out the list of panelists participating in this session, which focuses on Racial Inequalities Across the World.

Link to register: International Perspectives Webinar

Hosted by the World Leisure Centre of Excellence

WorldVIU Virtual Open House

9 pm

Thanks to this year's special virtual format, we're excited to invite prospective international students to attend WorldVIU Days for the first time ever. This event will wrap up the week's activities and is just for YOU! Your hosts from VIU's International Marketing and Recruitment team will offer a series of live webinars to learn about VIU's programs and services. On-demand content will also be available including a virtual campus tour video, program webinars, and more.

Link to register: Virtual Open House 

Hosted by Faculty of International Education (International Marketing & Recruitment)

Saturday

WorldVIU Virtual Open House

11 am

Thanks to this year's special virtual format, we're excited to invite prospective international students to attend WorldVIU Days for the first time ever. This event will wrap up the week's activities and is just for YOU! Your hosts from VIU's International Marketing and Recruitment team will offer a series of live webinars to learn about VIU's programs and services. On-demand content will also be available including a virtual campus tour video, program webinars, and more.

Register: Virtual Open House

Hosted by Faculty of International Education (International Marketing & Recruitment)