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My VIU, My World #myviumyworld

We are learning in all kinds of environments and our campus community is more colourful than ever. What does the VIU virtual campus look like for you in 2020? Your VIU might be a living room in Germany, a beach in Mexico, or a park in Nanaimo. Help us feature your VIU, your world.

Post a photo/video and description of your virtual VIU campus on Instagram using #myviumyworld by November 4 to be featured!


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

Telecommunication And Relevant Discussions with International Students

The TARDIS will allow anybody to tele-communicate with international students from many different countries.

The TARDIS activity at World VIU Days uses the beloved, long running, and recently revived BBC TV science fiction series Doctor Who, to explore intercultural communication amongst faculty, staff and students on the Nanaimo Campus.

In the BBC series, a time traveller known as “The Doctor”, from planet Gallifray, travels in his time machine through both space and time having various adventures, often with a human companion. The time machine is in the form of a blue police box called the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space). The Doctor is an expert at inter-species and intercultural communication.

VIU’s TARDIS stands for Telecommunication And Relevant Discussions with International Students. The TARDIS activity was first launched in 2016, and the blue Police Box was built by VIU Trades Students at that time. In normal years, the TARDIS structure is situated in a high traffic location on campus, during the week of WorldVIU Days and anyone can step inside the box, at specific posted times, where they are then connected with on-campus international students from a variety of different countries - for conversations about different places, different lives and different experiences.


Join the conversation during the times listed below: 

  • Monday, November 2, 4 - 6pm
  • Wednesday, November 4, 11am - 1pm
  • Thursday, November 5, 4 - 6pm

A short video featuring interviews with Geog 322 and ESLA students.