Media Studies professor takes close look at invisibility

There is much more to invisibility than meets the eye. From Harry Potter’s magic cloak to the F-117 stealth aircraft, the public has had a long-standing fascination with the concept of invisibility. Media Studies department professor Ravindra Mohabeer explores a variety of concepts related to invisibility in a presentation at Vancouver Island University (VIU) on Friday Nov. 26, 10 to 11:30 am in the Nanaimo campus Library, room 507. His presentation, “On Children, Technology, Spiders & More: The Multidimensionality of … Continued

Diagnostic Medical Imaging highlighted in Vancouver Sun feature

Thursday, November 18, 2010 – 4:34 pm A story in the November 18, 2010 edition of the Vancouver Sun shines the spotlight on BCIT’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Featuring first-year student Jenn Roseboom, the article is titled “Demand for science jobs has students competing for space” and subtitled “University grad finds BCIT opportunity suits her personality.” The article focuses on the demand for technicians, as well as the predicted growth in science-related job openings. Read the full article here.

UFV Fashion grads get insight into costume industry with Elton John ballet

November 18, 2010 Media contact: Patty Wellborn Office: 604-795-2819 When UFV fashion design grads Corey Bond and Christina Dietterle talk about Elton John, they talk fashion statement, not music superstar. For them, he conveys images of feathers, high heels, outrageous eyewear, and sequins — not billboard hits like Yellow Brick Road or Rocket Man. Bond and Dietterle graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley’s two-year fashion design diploma program in 2009. When they heard through the UFV fashion … Continued

Philanthropist recognized for vision and leadership in supporting education

November 18, 2010 (METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) B.C. philanthropist and entrepreneur, Dr. Irving K. Barber, received the 2010 Giving Hearts Outstanding Philanthropists Award from the Vancouver chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Barber was honoured with this award yesterday, in recognition of his leadership, vision and unparalleled generosity in support of post-secondary education in British Columbia. The Outstanding Philanthropist Award honours an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated … Continued

Festival of Trees celebrates holiday spirit

Families, seniors and the public are invited to get into the Christmas spirit during the 16th annual Festival of Trees which begins Friday at Vancouver Island University (VIU). More than 50 decorated trees have transformed VIU’s upper cafeteria at the Nanaimo campus into a colourful winter wonderland. The nine-day festival, with Canadian Tire as the presenting sponsor, starts Friday, Nov. 19 and runs until Nov. 27. The campus is already brightened by a light display sponsored by Houle Electric and … Continued

City to Host Salute to the Salmon Event

The City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is hosting a ‘Salute to the Coho’ event this Saturday (November 20th) at Bowen Park from 10am to 1pm. This is a celebration not only of the returning stock but also of successful community partnerships. Various groups have worked collaboratively over the past few years to return the Millstone River to a state which can sustain a spawning run. The ceremonies will begin at 10am at the Bowen Park Amphitheatre (near … Continued

Black Holes and Other Transformations

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 (All day) – Wednesday, November 24, 2010 (All day) Black Holes and Other Transformations is an exhibition by students and alumni from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and Berlin University of the Arts, which investigates contemporary art practice that is informed, inspired and mystified by areas of science such as physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology. “Science is used as a lens through which one can look at and speak about the world, the invisible … Continued

Literature and culture next topics in Mennonite Studies panel series

Nov 15, 2010 Media contact: Anne Russell Cell: 604-798-3709 Office: 604-795-2826 Three leading lights of Mennonite culture will be on hand at the University of the Fraser Valley on November 23 to discuss Mennonite Culture and Literature. Renowned Mennonite Canadian authors Rudy Wiebe and Andreas Schroeder will be joined by Mennonite scholar Hildi Froese Tiessen, and members of the audience, in what promises to be a spirited discussion of the role that literature and other arts have played in … Continued