Broken Hearts and Bright Sides

Broken Hearts and Bright Sides

It’s a rite of passage to go through your first heartbreak. Ella isn’t the first—nor will she be the last. Now, a year wiser, she’s putting her break-up story on the internet for everyone to read. So grab a seat, laugh at her misfortunes, and who knows, maybe the worst thing to happen in her pretty ordinary life might just turn out to be the best thing ever.

What is Love, Ocea & Colby? – Part 1

What is Love, Ocea & Colby? – Part 1

Let’s talk about love in all its many forms. Jack and their partner Amy start this series off talking to Jack’s sister Ocea, and her girlfriend, Colby. We’ll discuss how we define love, and how love defines us. Join us and be nourished as we discover new ways of showing our love, accepting it, and maintaining a communicative and lasting relationship dynamic.

From Island to Island

From Island to Island

I never considered an international internship as part of my undergraduate plans until my professor suggested the idea to me. He informed me of a scholarship opportunity available through VIU where I could go to New Zealand and spend every day deep in nature. I could care for it, learn from it, and gain knowledge from the organization. So off I went.

What’s Write for You

What’s Write for You

If it isn’t perfect, is it worthwhile creating? Nav alum Isabella Ranallo shares her experience entering VIU’s Creative Writing program wide-eyed and hopeful, her subsequent burnout, and how she rediscovered and revived her lifelong love of writing—by writing selfishly.

When Gracie was Three

When Gracie was Three

Remember your first swimming lesson? Water-winged, life-jacketed, and terrified to even dip a toe in the water? Or maybe you lived for the pool, diving in head-first every chance you got. Swimming instructor Laurent has seen it all. Follow him as he faces his toughest, fiercest, most stubborn swimmer yet: three-year-old Gracie.

Opening Our Hearts to Newcomers

Opening Our Hearts to Newcomers

Coming to Canada as an immigrant or government-assisted refugee is challenging. But in Nanaimo, the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS) is there to lend a helping hand. Sophia Wasylinko speaks to staff and current and former clients about the ways the Society helps newcomers adjust to life in Canada.

Nurturing Nature

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 Island Wildlife Recovery Center. He was also lucky enough to get a tour to learn more about the center’s permanent residents!