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New Wave

IN THIS ISSUE:

In true Nav fashion, we’re bringing you all the latest, greatest, and most relatable stories you know and love us for—but with a little ripple. We invite you to ride this New Wave with us as we cover everything from trends, travel, and training to ‘taboo’ topics that our team loves to talk about. 

And illustration of a top down view of ocean waves rolling over sand with The Navigator logo in the center

09.14.23

Articles

Group photo of Jenaya and friends sat between their vehicles at Cameron Lake.

Losing Our Minds at Cameron Lake

On their way back from a camping trip in Tofino, a group of friends never imagined that getting stuck on the side of Highway 4 would be the last in a long list of weekend disasters. With the devastating effects of the summer’s wildfires, unpredictable road closures have caused chaos for those...
Two print issues of The Nav against a sandy background. Issue #5 is purple and issue #6 is green. Both are part of volume 51.

Orange you glad?

The Navigator is looking a little different this year—not only because of our fresh new colours and overhauled website, but also because we’re facing new challenges that have come along with the world of online journalism. As we look ahead into the future of The Nav, we’ve gone back to some of our...
Two senior women pose together with a copy of a magazine.

University in the Golden Years

The VIU campus brings together people of all ages and backgrounds. For three senior students, their time at VIU has created lasting memories and friendships. They discuss with us the challenges and positive experiences of navigating university life in the golden years.
Illustration of two fair-skinned female figures browsing shirts in a thrift store.

New Threads

On a search for a new pair of boots? A vintage jacket? Discover the world of second-hand shopping. Thrift stores are places full of possibilities, unique pieces, and amazing deals. But thrifting is not as simple as retail shopping: it requires stamina, focus, and practice. Ella shares 6 tips and...
Illustration of two fair-skinned female figures browsing shirts in a thrift store.

New Threads

On a search for a new pair of boots? A vintage jacket? Discover the world of second-hand shopping. Thrift stores are places full of possibilities, unique pieces, and amazing deals. But thrifting is not as simple as retail shopping: it requires stamina, focus, and practice. Ella shares 6 tips and tricks to navigate her favourite Nanaimo thrift stores.
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Two senior women pose together with a copy of a magazine.

University in the Golden Years

The VIU campus brings together people of all ages and backgrounds. For three senior students, their time at VIU has created lasting memories and friendships. They discuss with us the challenges and positive experiences of navigating university life in the golden years.
Read More
Two print issues of The Nav against a sandy background. Issue #5 is purple and issue #6 is green. Both are part of volume 51.

Orange you glad?

The Navigator is looking a little different this year—not only because of our fresh new colours and overhauled website, but also because we’re facing new challenges that have come along with the world of online journalism. As we look ahead into the future of The Nav, we’ve gone back to some of our old ways—like sending out monthly newsletters. But we’re also unafraid to try new things and push...
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Group photo of Jenaya and friends sat between their vehicles at Cameron Lake.

Losing Our Minds at Cameron Lake

On their way back from a camping trip in Tofino, a group of friends never imagined that getting stuck on the side of Highway 4 would be the last in a long list of weekend disasters. With the devastating effects of the summer’s wildfires, unpredictable road closures have caused chaos for those travelling across the island. But sometimes these things just happen, and it’s the way we deal with them...
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Videos

Mariners Roundup: Will Norman

Nav Sports Videographer Austin Heidt chats with VIU Men’s Hockey Assistant Captain Will Norman about the upcoming 2023/24 BCIHL season. The Mariners are looking to make their third consecutive BCIHL Final, with new faces in the locker room and front office.
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 Ben hopped on board to find out… Check out The Nav online!: https://linkin.bio/navigatorviu

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 equitable world through education. Mike explores the impact that WUSC has on refugees who come to VIU and the overall history of the program.
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 Ben hopped on board to find out… Check out The Nav online!: https://linkin.bio/navigatorviu
Read More

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 equitable world through education. Mike explores the impact that WUSC has on refugees who come to VIU and the overall history of the program.
Read More

Mariners Roundup: Will Norman

Nav Sports Videographer Austin Heidt chats with VIU Men’s Hockey Assistant Captain Will Norman about the upcoming 2023/24 BCIHL season. The Mariners are looking to make their third consecutive BCIHL Final, with new faces in the locker room and front office.
Read More

Episodes