Giant in the Woods

The movie, Giant in the Woods is now available on VIU's YouTube channel

Feel free to share it with anyone you think may be interested.
If you want more information about the course, click here: CYC 391

Giant in the Woods -Premiere Movie Event- OCT 3/18

Giant in the Woods bearded man saying good morning

VIU's Child and Youth Care program received a generous donation to support the creation of a short documentary by Brought to You By that highlights a new field course: CYC 391 - Therapeutic Applications of Wilderness. Join us on October 3rd in the Malaspina Theatre on VIU's Nanaimo campus to get a first look at the short film before it hits the International Film Festival circuit. Hear from students and the course instructor about their experience, learn more about the benefits of wilderness travel for emotional, mental, and physical health, and learn how you can get involved in this unique practical training in the future.

Join us in the VIU Theatre October 3rd at 5pm for pizza, popcorn, and the world premiere screening. The event is free and open to anyone. There are limited seats. To reserve your tickets and for more information, go to

Outstanding Child & Youth Care Students Honoured with Awards

The CYC students did very well this year with awards and scholarships.  Please join us in congratulating the following students on their hard work and achievements:

  • Alice Hobbs Health & Human Services Award - Recipient: Jennifer Chicorelli
  • Durnin Family Health Services Award - Recipient: Ruby Barclay
  • 2017 Lucy Child Award - Recipient: Tiana Praud
  • VIU Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Care Degree Entrance Scholarship - Recipient: Katie McCarthy

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