If you have been watching the news lately, chances are you’ve heard some type of story relating to cybersecurity, credit card security breaches, data ethics, or some other topic involving our increasingly virtual- and cyber-based lives. The demand for cybersecurity experts, enterprise project management, and ethical data handling seems to increase daily. As an answer to this growing need, VIU is excited to announce the expansion of its Master of Information Systems (MIS) program to include seven new specializations!

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The School of Education is excited to announce the February event in our Voices from the Field (VFF) Speaker Series: a panel presentation on Promoting Communication Skills and Workforce Readiness through Co-Teaching.

All are welcome. Please join us for what is sure to be an enlightening and inspiring event!

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The School of Education was pleased to hold its January edition of its Voices from the Field Speaker Series on January 23, 2014 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. The event consisted of a panel discussion on “Positioning Yourself for Employment Opportunities in Education.”

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ignominy (noun):  event or situation that makes one feel shamed or embarrassed

Examples:

The little boy had to face the ignominy of telling his neighbors about breaking their window with a baseball.

One’s teenage years are filled with ignominies and self-consciousness!

exacerbate (transitive verb): to make a problem or bad situation even worse

Examples:

The shrieks and squeals of the children exacerbated their grandfather’s headache.

“Not only is privatizing Social Security not the solution to Social Security, it would exacerbate the problem.” – Shelley Berkeley, former U.S. Representative, Nevada