Lelaina’s VIU story

Lelaina Jules has always loved learning. It just took a while for her to warm up to education in a classroom setting. “As I was growing up, I didn’t have a good relationship with school. I did it to pass time,” she said recently. It’s obvious that relationship has changed. Jules was describing her educational…

Sheldon Scow

  Sheldon Scow is a VIU First Nations Studies and Anthropology student who shared his story with the crowd of participants. He talked about a journey of personal loss, grief, addiction and later triumph when he successfully pursued a degree program. Now in his second year at VIU and receiving top marks, Scow says he…