Ben Rosnau

Ben is a fourth-year Digital Media Studies student. Though his work as a videographer covers a variety of topics, he is particularly passionate about telling stories that focus on the natural world. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, baking, recording music, reading nature books, and looking for birds. This year, Ben has a new obsession: transit.

Nanaimo’s Flowering Jewel

Just south of VIU lies Harewood Plains—a small, but mostly intact slice of a Garry Oak meadow ecosystem that is home to some of Canada’s most...

Nurturing Nature

Nav videographer Ben had a chance to sit down with Animal Care Supervisor Derek Downes to learn about some of the important work that the North...

Dreaming of Island Rail

Despite having nearly 300km of dormant rail lines, it has been years since any kind of substantial train service has operated on Vancouver Island....
The Hullo ferry

The Future of Ferry Travel?

The Hullo is the latest in a long line of attempts to operate a private ferry between Nanaimo and Vancouver—will it work this time? Nav Videographer...
A person wearing a red shirt giving a thumbs up. Two men behind. One with a electric bass guitar, the other with an acoustic guitar.

Madi Duncan & Amateur Hour

We were blessed to have Madi Duncan & Amateur Hour stop by our office to play us a few of their groovy tunes. Timestamps 0:08 - Another Day...

RPG Rookies

Have you ever wondered what happens when you pair a room full of people who have never played a roleplaying game with an experienced Dungeon Master?...