Indigenous space to expand at VIU in Nanaimo as student population rises – Times Colonist

Indigenous space to expand at VIU in Nanaimo as student population rises – Times Colonist

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202272 Views

Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo is expanding its Indigenous gathering place

A $3.7-million addition is planned for the Indigenous gathering space at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, as the number of Indigenous students at the university rises.

Indigenous student enrollment has climbed by 11 per cent since 2018-2019, and is now 1,384 students. The total student population is 11,963.

The gathering space, called Shq’apthut, was established as a home away from home for Indigenous students, and is used for cultural, academic, recreational and social activities.

Read More: https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/indigenous-space-to-expand-at-viu-in-nanaimo-as-student-population-rises-5256483

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