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Vancouver Island University

Wanted: Filmakers for Nanaimo Global Film Festival

Are you an aspiring filmmaker in the mid-Vancouver Island region?  You could win:

  • a scholarship to the Gulf Island Film and Television School for one (1) week-long media intensive program, to be used in 2012/13
  • $500 towards travel, room and board expenses related to the G.I.F.T.S. scholarship program
  • $1,000 toward the cost of making the film

The Nanaimo Global Film Festival Group wants to encourage local filmmakers to tackle issues relating to economic alternatives, social justice, and the environment.  They are offering a Community Award package to help facilitate production of a 5-10 minute film or video that will be screened at their 2013 festival.

Details on how to submit proposals can be found on the Awards page of the Festival website: The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 24, 2012. The award winner will be announced during the festival and will have approximately a year to complete the film.

The website also gives details on local and international documentaries that will be screened at this year’s Nanaimo Global Film Festival September 28 – 29, 2012 at the VIU Nanaimo campus.

VIU Student Art Show

Come and see what the VIU visual art students have been busy working on over the past year at their year end show, Progressions 2012.

Vancouver Island University students in the departments of Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Interior Design are showcasing their painting, photography, printmaking, posters, and  designs.

You can see the art show at Campus Art Gallery or the downtown Nanaimo Art Gallery on Commercial Street until May 5, 2012.


Free Science and Tech Lecture Series at VIU

Every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Vancouver Island University the Science and Technology Lecture Series is being held.  This free lecture series will be in the Education Building (Building 356) at the Lecture Theatre (Room 109) which is located at the top of the hill from the 4th Street entrance. The closest parking lot is Lot N.

Come and listen to these free lectures given by internationally acclaimed scientists and then after join in for conversation and light refreshments. Here is the schedule:

February 1, 2012 – Derek Matthews –Bird Banding Vancouver Avian Research Centre
February 8, 2012 – Dr. Damien Joly –The international trade in wildlife diseases
February 15, 2012 – Dr. David Gaumont Guay – Leukemia – the science of the disease
February 22, 2012- No Lecture – Reading Break
February 29, 2012 – Dr. Erin McClelland – Effect of Ocean Acidification on Shellfish
March 7, 2012 – Dr. Frank LoPinto – Animated QR codes
March 14, 2012 – Dr. Sheri Molnar – Seismic Hazard Mapping
March 21, 2010 – Speaker: TBA
March 28, 2012- Dr. Sarah Olson – Ebola: Wildlife Conservation and a Deadly Disease
April 4, 2012 – Dr. Jan Lovy – Infectious Diseases: Pacific Herring

For further information and details of the lectures visit Vancouver Island University Science Faculty or you can listen to the speakers being interviewed on “Not Rocket Science” aired weekly at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays on CHLY 101.7fm.

New exhibit at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Charles Breth at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Charles Breth has a new exhibit at the Nanaimo Art Gallery at VIU.

Titled “Body of Evidence” this exhibit features figurative sculptures Charles Breth created by hand using age old techniques such as coil, slab and pinch pot processes.  These pieces have been fired with a terra sigillata solution of very fine clay particles most prominently used by the Greeks and Romans of antiquity.

Body of Evidence runs from May 13th to August 20th at the Campus Gallery, 900 Fifth Street in Nanaimo.

You can also visit his website http://charlesbrethsculpture.blogspot.com/

Counterpoint and VIU Interior Design Grad Show

Looking for some inspiration?  The Nanaimo Art Gallery downtown has two impressive shows on right now that you will be interested in seeing.

Counterpoint is a show featuring 3 Vancouver Island abstract artists, Carmen Mongeau, Barbara Ann Scott and Helen Webster. The show runs until May 25, 2011.  The art works are colourful and vibrant and subtle and blended.  A mixture of mediums have been used to achieve rich layers of interesting compositions.

VIU School of Interior Design Grad Show displays the final projects the students submitted for their thesis and portfolios of previous projects completed.  An impressive collection of work that showcases all their talents.  Any future students considering the program this gives a good idea of what can be accomplished. Congratulations!

For more information visit The Nanaimo Art Gallery on the blogroll.

VIU Bus Loop Closed – Transit Detours

If you use the transit to get to VIU (Vancouver Island University) be aware of the following changes to transit service during the strike.  There will be no transit service at the Fourth Street bus loop from Thursday, March 10, 2011 until the strike has ended.

The following routes will be affected during the strike:

#5-Fairview – regular service along Wakesiah Ave in both directions (no service into VIU bus loop on Fourth St).

#6-Harewood – regular service along Wakesiah Ave in both directions (no service into VIU bus loop on Fourth St).

#44 – VI University – regular service along Wakesiah Ave in both directions (no service into VIU bus loop on Fourth St).

#15-VIU Connector (inbound to Wakesiah Ave) – regular service to Wakesiah Ave, continuing to Queen Street (temporary bus stop at SuperSave gas station).

#15-VIU Connector (to Woodgrove Centre) – depart temporary bus stop on Queen Street, continuing to regular northbound routing to Woodgrove Centre.

For more transit information visit Nanaimo Regional Transit on the blogroll.