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VIU tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus celebrates student accomplishments

Provost says programming staying in community is important, valuable

Friends, family and faculty gathered at Vancouver Island University (VIU) tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus to celebrate student accomplishments today, Thursday, April 11, at a year-end send-off.

Pelajuit, Eugene Louie, campus Elder In Residence, kicked off the afternoon's honours, followed by a welcome ceremony by Tla'amin singers and drummers led by Drew Blaney.

First guest speaker of the day, VIU provost Michael Quinn, said despite some troubling times facing post secondary institutions, the programming at tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus is not going anywhere. He said having programming stay in-community is important and valuable. 

Glacier Media reported that Vancouver Island University's Nanaimo campus is facing financial difficulties and is in the process of suspending some programs. 

Many students at the ceremony were not only praised for their academic successes, but for what they contribute to the classroom and the positivity they bring to the campus.

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