Thrive Thursday Events

To help you Thrive, throughout the semester different wellness events and activities will be held on Thursdays. The Thrive team will post and promote these events here. The events will be hosted by a number of different groups around campus, and they will meet a variety of interests. So check back here often to the get the latest info on upcoming events to help you THRIVE!

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence remains far too common in Canada and around the world. This November the Thrive team wants to raise awareness about this important issue and to encourage folks in need to reach out for support.

Take a Stand

Check out the upcoming events below!

For the Success Coach events below, please note that some of these events are also offered on Mondays (if you are unavailable on Thursdays). Check out this page for all the details. 

Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov
05, 12, 19, 26

Stretch and Breathe Yoga

Thursday, November 5, 12, 19, 26, 20202 to 2:30 pmThis form of Yoga is for clearing and refreshing the mind and body and makes it easier to focus on your work...

Thrive Thursday Hosts:

Are you interested in hosting a Thrive Thursday event for our VIU community?

There are a couple of ways you can participate:

  1. Be a Special Event Partner-Plan and promote a special online THRIVE Event for students, faculty & staff, or all members of the VIU community.
  2. Be a THRIVE Partner-Promote your regularly scheduled event or activity as a “THRIVE” event, or host an event for a specific audience such as your club or department.

If you would like to get involved please email

We know that you won't always be able to attend our live Thrive events,  so check out one of these recorded options instead!

Tips from the Counselling Team:

If you are feeling the mental and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, you are far from alone. Check out this letter from the VIU counsellors addressed to VIU students, which offers words of support and wisdom for coping with these difficult times. Check it out HERE

Financial Support:

Check out this blog post from VIU's Financial Aid and Awards team to help you find resources to pay for school. Check it out here.


Check out this great new podcast from VIU's own Success Coach! A podcast about living your best self!

Click here to access all the episodes. 


  • Check out this great video by Student Wellness Promoter Jordan, about how to stay well while physically distancing!

  • Want to learn how to use a Naloxone kit? Watch this video from the Healthy U Cowichan Nursing team and you could save a life!


Check out this VIU blog post about staying fit while staying home!