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Arts and Humanities open house

Learn about programs

Look around you - from the apps on your phone to the poster that led you here today, behind the scenes - there's a graphic designer who merged words and images to make these things work so well. Join faculty and meet students to learn more about this creative field and to see for yourself how design is everywhere.
Time: 10-11 am
Location: Building325, Room 207

Participate in an interactive and informative session about the world of writing, editing, and publishing with Professor Joy Gugeler. Learn about VIU's Portal and Incline magazines, the Portfolio reading series, internships, workshops, faculty genre expertise, work-ops, and opportunities to create, produce, and perform.
Time: 10-11 am   
Location: Building 345, Room 214

Join Media Studies Chair Robin Davies in this mini showcase of engaging and exemplary student work. Explore the projects and ask questions about this hands-on program.
Time: 10-11 am & 1-2 pm
Location: Building 345, Room 108

Drop in to check out info booths and displays including the Media Studies "World Map Project." This interactive exhibit features audio recordings of VIU students and pinpoints their hometowns. Discovery Day visitors can click around the map and hear VIU voices from around the world!
Location: Building 310, lobby

Join us in Malaspina Theatre for a tour of the facility. Check out our lobby, tech operations booth, and backstage areas, plus views of the spring production set construction in progress. Visit our Mike Taugher Studio too, where you'll get to play some fun drama games!
Time: 11 am - 12 pm          
Location: Building 310, Lobby

Students can get details about our courses from Chair Kenneth Chooi and faculty members who will lead a short design exercise, with a question-and-answer period too.
Time: 11 am to noon
Location: Building 325, Room 110

Without Music, Life Would “B flat”!

Sit in on an exciting perforoom ance session led by program Chair, Brent Jarvis and colleagues! Visiting students will enjoy some live music, have a look around the Music building with its choral and rehearsal rooms, and have a chance to ask questions too.
Time: 11 am to noon        
Location: Building 320, Room 105

Join faculty members and students for an art building tour with stops in the ceramic, printmaking, sculpture, and painting studios.
Time: noon to 1 pm            
Location: Building 325, Room 123

Find out about VIU's English and Creative Writing Departments from a team of professors who will highlight course offerings while celebrating creativity! Enjoy live music by English professors, and student readers from CREW. Original student writing, passages from course texts, and snippets from literary works will entertain and inspire.
Time: 12-1 pm
Location: Building 345, Room 102

Explore documents and artefacts from the past with faculty members Katharine Rollwagen and Kenneth Duggan. From medieval manuscripts to letters Canadian soldiers wrote home during the Second World War (collected in VIU's online archive called CLIP, the Canadian Letters and Images Project), this workshop will show you how we use primary sources to make history.
Time: 1-2 pm
Building 345, Room 213

Join us for a participatory workshop on how gender, racial identity, sexuality, ability, class, etc. are represented in popular media - and why it matters.
Time: 1-2 pm 
Location: Building 345, Room 102

Arts and Humanities open house locations

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