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Zoom into Lunch & Learn about ... Indigenizing Platforms: Perspectives on Facebook from Island Melanesia

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on September 21, 2020 - 11:40am

Platform studies explores the explosive proliferation of Internet organizations such as Facebook and what it means for social, cultural, political and economic life today. This new field of inquiry has largely focused on the platformization of Euro-American and Asian lifeworlds while often ignoring especially indigenous voices and experiences. We challenge Platform Studies to be more inclusive accounting for experiences such as those that we encountered during our ethnography of digital transformations in Solomon Islands.

Zoom into Lunch & Learn about... "Alternate Delivery in K-12 Schools: COVID-19 Experiences and Possibilities – A joint Faculty of Education and Health and Human Services Project"

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on September 21, 2020 - 11:38am

 with Marian Riedel, Rachell Moll, Riki Cox, Paige Fisher, Alison Taplay and Leif Rasmussen.

Virtual Oyster Dissection

Submitted by Deanna Ferguson on June 3, 2020 - 3:17pm

Join us for our Ocean's Day Oyster Dissection from the comfort of your couch! Learn all about the oyster's life cycle, how we grow oysters at Deep Bay and we will also go over the oyster's anatomy with a live dissection! So join us on Monday June 8 at 1:30pm PDT!

Join us on Zoom! 

Zoom URL:

Password: 071009

Meeting ID: 952 6802 9075

Virtual Amazing Adaptations

Submitted by Deanna Ferguson on June 3, 2020 - 3:10pm

Join us for our World Ocean's Day Virtual Amazing Adaptations! We'll be talking all things adaptations as we check in on our touch tank critters! So join us on zoom to see what helps our sea stars, urchins and hermit crabs thrive in their habitat. So join us from the comfort of your couch on Monday June 8th at 11 am PST.

Zoom URL:
Password: 204349
Meeting ID: 965 9156 5639

Zoom Lunch & Learn: Roots to Thrive: Activating Our Innate, Individual & Collective Human Capacity for Resilience"

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on April 2, 2020 - 2:13pm

With: Shannon Dames, Faculty of Nursing
About: Join a virtual 60 minute overview and discussion about the core factors that enable humans to flourish. Cultivating resilient roots promotes a greater ability to thrive amid times of stress and uncertainly.  Shannon Dames is a VIU Nursing professor whose research and personal experience with burnout in health care has developed curriculum for health care workers to help them cultivate factors that mitigate stress and promote thriving.

March Break Activity: Nature Walk and Camera Trap Check-In

Submitted by Amie Armet on February 11, 2020 - 1:47pm

Join us during Spring Break for some fun and educational drop-in activities!

Sunday March 15st from 1pm - 2:30pm as we take a walk through the nature trails beside the building. We will be making a special stop to check in on our hidden wildlife cameras to see what kinds of animals are passing by!

No reservations, drop in only. Activity is included in admission. Parent participation required. Please note that this activity is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Trail is muddy and uneven.