Mike Duddy

Mike is a web designer, writer, and videographer who has lived and experienced stories from all over Western Canada. He is on his third journey through VIU pursuing his degree in Digital Media Studies. In his non-VIU life, Mike spends his time hanging out with his wife and kids, exploring Vancouver Island, and learning how to be a better global citizen. This is Mike’s second year at The Nav, and he is looking forward to telling the stories that matter to Nanaimo, and especially the VIU community.

Giving Voice to AI

Mike explains how a simple AI video project turns into a machine produced AI historical manifesto, and why working with AI isn’t as easy as it...

Date Night Dessert!

Mike walks through an excellent recipe for Chocolate Cream Pie – just in time for Valentines Day Date Night! While he whisks he explains why...

Dreaming in VR

Join Mike as he figures out how to fix his brain so he can dream again. Spoiler: He winds up in a digital wonderland.

The Nav Goes Forest Bathing

Mike shares his transformative experience exploring forest bathing as a way to connect with nature, slow down, and find inner peace. Discover the...

How WUSC Changes Lives

Join Mike Duddy as he explores VIU’s branch of WUSC (World University Service of Canada), a campus-based student group focused on creating an...
Kenna Deo with a black apron next to white text reading "Cook with The Nav" on a green background

Cooking with Kenna Deo

Join Mike as he follows Kenna Deo through making a delicious date night meal. Kenna is a recent VIU Grad who was the champion of Season 2 Episode 4...