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RockVIU 2022

Graduate Programs Orientation

 

 

RockVIU 2022: Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs Orientation

Join us for this first discussion in the VIU Graduate Student Orientation. See each event in detail in the boxes below. For virtual events Zoom login information is attached.

 

RockVIU Schedule

 

For general RockVIU events, please visit the RockVIU: Welcome to Campus page!

 

Event Schedule

This year’s event will be jam-packed with exciting activities designed to orient students with VIU campus, resources, and services while connecting with faculty members and peers. Check out the events in more detail with the links below!

In-Person
Livestream
Nanaimo Campus

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

August 29, 2022, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Join us for this first discussion in the VIU Graduate Student Orientation. We will provide an overview of the Orientation and an introduction to your program leads. Then we’ll review the Orientation schedule and discuss the norms and expectations for online learning. 

  • Location: Malaspina Theatre Building 310

  • Meeting ID: 611 1764 7650    Password: 616751

Join via Zoom

In-Person
Nanaimo Campus
Campus Excursions

Campus Excursions

August 30, 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Students pre-register to participate in an interactive guided Campus Excursion led by RockVIU Leaders! This is an opportunity to become acquainted with the campus layout and learn about VIU's facilities, as well as student life and culture on campus. These excursions will include stops at various Engagement Booths hosted by different VIU services to provide students with activities to get connected and have fun.

In-Person
Nanaimo Campus

Immigration Rules

Immigration Rules

August 30, 2022, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

  • This session will provide an overview of fast changing immigration rules related to international students during the pandemic. We will navigate students through study and co-op work permit rules. We will emphasize the importance of maintaining continuous full time studies and eligibility for post-graduation work permit. We will also clarify questions about accompanying family members of the students.

  • Location: Malaspina Theatre Building 310

Virtual
All Campuses
What's Up with Grad Research

What's Up with Grad Research - Q&A Panel

August 31, 2022, 9:30am - 11:00am

  • Part of being a graduate student is engaging in the exciting challenge of doing research. This session will provide an overview of key considerations and resources, including scholarships, that you will want to know about.

  • Meeting ID: 683 8859 2738    Password: 683951

Join via Zoom

In-Person
Livestream
Nanaimo Campus
Success in Intercultural Classrooms

Success in Intercultural Classrooms

September 1, 2022, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

  • As a graduate student at VIU you will interact with people from all over the world. This session will provide some foundations for engaging successfully in VIU's diverse and multicultural environment. This event is in two parts, first an interactive workshop where you will practice some strategies for success (2:00pm to 3:30pm), followed by a panel discussion led by some VIU students who will respond to questions about their own experiences and strategies for learning in intercultural classrooms (3:30pm to 5:00pm). You can come to one event or both!

  • Location: Malaspina Theatre Building 310

  • Meeting ID: 698 3127 3856    Password: 303454

Join via Zoom

In-Person
Nanaimo Campus
Graduate Student Social

Graduate Student Social

September 1, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

  • After a long day of learning, come relax with us at the VIU Students’ Union Pub. Enjoy music, door prizes, and an opportunity to connect with other grads and grad chairs in a casual indoor-outdoor environment. Grad students are welcome to enjoy a free soft-drink, compliments of the grad programs, and are able to purchase food or alcoholic beverages at their own expense (must be 19 or older and provide two forms of government ID; alcohol must remain inside the building in accordance with the Pub’s license). Hope to see you there!

In-Person
Livestream
Nanaimo Campus
Grad School Ask Me Anything

Grad School Ask Me Anything

September 2, 2022, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

  • By this point, many of your questions will be answered, and you will have new ones! This session is intended to field questions from students and facilitate small group conversations to make sure you get answers or know where to get them.

  • Location: Malaspina Theatre Building 310

  • Meeting ID: 699 0795 9146    Password: 443083

Join via Zoom

Week Two

Faculty of Management Week Two

September 6, 2022 - September 9, 2022

  • The schedule for Week 2 will be located in you VIULearn Hub – FOM Graduate Student Resources. Here you can find events such as Meet Your Work Integrated Learning Faculty, Seven Power Tools for Academic Success, and Build Your Story.

  • Location: Royal Arbutus Room Building 300 Room 401

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