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RockVIU 2022: Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs Orientation

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.

 

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Overview

Here is the overview schedule of all events. All timings are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

RockVIU Graduate Programs Schedule

 

Detailed Schedule

See each event in detail in the boxes below. For virtual events Zoom login information is attached.

August 30 (Day 1)

Virtual
All Campuses
Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony: Traditional & President’s Welcome

August 30, 2021, 10am - 12pm

  • RockVIU 2021 will commence with an opening ceremony featuring VIU's Elders giving a Traditional Coast Salish Welcome.

  • All students are welcome to enjoy this event, so be sure to register on the Eventbrite link to reserve your seat and be sure to download VIU’s Co-Curricular Involvement App to stay updated and to virtually attend this special ceremony.

  • Meeting ID: 927 7432 8971    Password: ked20d

Join via Zoom

Virtual
All Campuses
Health Safety Protocol

Q&A Panel: Health & Safety Protocol

August 30, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Students will be invited to attend a session that provides an overview of the various health and safety protocols that will take place with our arrival back on campus.

  • Meeting ID: 925 6662 6875    Password: GvYQ7x

Join via Zoom

Virtual
All Campuses
Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

August 30, 2021, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  • 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. 

  • Meeting ID: 681 7390 4719    Password: 837194

Join via Zoom

Virtual
All Campuses
Welcome to VIUSU

Welcome to VIUSU

August 30, 2021, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

  • This is a virtual session to highlight Students' Union activities & initiatives with a focus on the impact that students have made through their involvement. A brief overview of students' union services will also be provided with room for questions.

In-Person
Nanaimo Campus
VIU's Got Talent

VIU's Got Talent

August 30, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

  • This event will be an opportunity to showcase the amazing talent of students at VIU. Register on VIU’s Co-Curricular Involvement App to enjoy this fantastic compilation of performances from VIU students from all campuses! The VIU’s Got Talent 2021 winner will be selected at this event. Auditions will be held throughout the month of August and new students, returning students, alumni and faculty/staff are invited to participate and attend.

August 31 (Day 2)

Virtual
All Campuses
Finding Your Passion!

Finding Your Passion!

August 31, 2021, 9:00am - 10:30am

  • Join current students and alumni from across the graduate programs in an enthusiastic discussion on all things relating to graduate school. What does it mean to shift from an undergrad to a graduate mindset? How do you find a research topic that doesn’t destroy you? Join us to find out.

Watch Recorded Event

Virtual
All Campuses
Success in Intercultural Classrooms

Success in Intercultural Classrooms

August 31, 2021, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

  • 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 (530pm to 7pm), 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 (715pm to 900 pm). You can come to one event or both!

Watch Recorded Event

September 1 (Day 3)

Virtual
All Campuses
Thrive: Mental Health & Well-Being - Q&A Panel

Thrive: Mental Health & Well-Being - Q&A Panel

September 1, 2021, 8:30am - 9:30am

  • Come prepared with all your questions regarding mental health services at VIU to ask our friendly staff! Whether you are interested in counselling or ways to better connect with your peers through the Talk to Me Program, this is your opportunity to learn all about the ways VIU is here to support you and your mental wellbeing.

  • Meeting ID: 919 4451 2077    Password: 0jJiHB

Virtual
All Campuses
Access Your Student Services - Q&A Panel

Access Your Student Services - Q&A Panel

September 1, 2021, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

  • If you are curious about anything related to student services, from academic advising to financial aid and awards to disability access, this is your opportunity to ask all your questions about what resources and services are available for you, as a VIU student.

  • Meeting ID: 964 7722 8749    Password: mtPaE6

Join via Zoom

Virtual
All Campuses
How to Get Involved at VIU - Q&A Panel

How to Get Involved at VIU - Q&A Panel

September 1, 2021, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Have you wondered how you can take your university experience to the next level by applying your learning outside of your classwork and studies to engage with other students and strengthen your leadership skills? This is your opportunity to ask all the questions you have about student engagement and ways to get involved at VIU, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Meeting ID: 972 7150 5255    Password: mwH4yj

September 2 (Day 4)

Virtual
All Campuses
What's Up with Grad Research

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

September 2, 2021, 9:00am - 10:30am

  • 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: 681 7390 4719    Password: 837194

Join via Zoom

In-Person
Nanaimo Campus
Connect Fair Festival

Connect Fair Festival

September 2, 2021, 12:00pm - 4:30pm

  • The Connect Fair Festival is an activity for students to engage and collaborate with other students. The Connect Fair sessions will help you to learn more about the many different services and opportunities available for students.

Virtual
All Campuses
Grad School Ask Me Anything

Grad School Ask Me Anything

September 2, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

  • 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.

  • Meeting ID: 681 7390 4719    Password: 837194

Join via Zoom

Virtual
All Campuses
Grad Student Social

Grad Student Social

September 2, 2021, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Want to connect with other grads? Had enough information overload from your other sessions? Take a break, play, get to know grads from across disciplines, and celebrate the start of your graduate program journey in this casual and fun virtual social.

  • Meeting ID: 681 7390 4719    Password: 837194

Join via Zoom

September 3 (Day 5)

Virtual
All Campuses
Immigration Rules

Immigration Rules

September 3, 2021, 9:00am - 10:00am

  • 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.

  • Meeting ID: 681 7390 4719    Password: 837194

Join via Zoom

In-Person
Nanaimo Campus
Interactive Art Exhibition

Interactive Art Exhibition

September 3, 2021, 11:00am - 5:30pm

  • Learn what it means to 'Matter Here' at VIU through works of Performance Art, Visual Art, Photography, Ceramics, Sculptures, Paintings and Portraits. Students will be taken through an interactive journey exploring reflection, connection and emotion; RockVIU's Interactive Art Exhibition provides an opportunity to begin the story of your university journey in a meaningful and engaging way.

Virtual
All Campuses
The FINAL JAM

The FINAL JAM

COWICHAN CAMPUS
  • September 2, 2021, 9:00pm - 9:30pm

NANAIMO CAMPUS
  • September 3, 2021, 9:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Enjoy this evening’s concert, where artists across Canada and North America will give you and all VIU students a shout-out and share performances in a virtual compilation.

In-Person
Nanaimo Campus
Cowichan Campus
Drive-In Movie & Pizza Night

Drive-In Movie & Pizza Night

COWICHAN CAMPUS
  • September 2, 2021, 9:00pm - 12:00am

NANAIMO CAMPUS
  • September 3, 2021, 9:00pm - 12:00am

  • Put back your car seat and relax to enjoy this drive-in movie/pizza night at VIU’s Nanaimo campus. With 50+ parking lot slots available, this event is first-come, first-serve, and students will be encouraged to register through VIU’s Co-Curricular Involvement App to secure your parking space at the event.

  • The RockVIU Final Jam will be played as a preshow!

September 6 - 10 (Week Two)

Faculty of Management Week Two

Faculty of Management Week Two Orientation

September 6, 2021 - September 10, 2021

  • Week two of the Faculty of Management Spring 2021 Graduate Student Orientation includes the following sessions: Escape Room Social Event; Graduate Level Communication: Canadian English Dos and Don'ts; Professional Communication & Netiquette; The Intercultural Classroom; Immigration Advising Session; Ready, Set, Go; and English Master Class Sessions.

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