Date: Friday, Nov 2, 2018

Time: 4:30PM - 9:30PM
Nanaimo Campus

Building 356, Room 109 for the films; Room 111 for the pizza dinner.

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This is our planet. This is our home. Climate change affects us all!

On Friday, November 2nd, find out what you can do to help. The 13th Annual Urban Issues Film Festival at VIU will explore the topic “Resilience in the Face of Climate Change.” Join students, faculty and the public for a fun, interactive event on this important topic. The event will run from 4:30pm until 9:30pm in Building 356 in Room 109/111. This is a free event, including pizza and drinks. The feature film will be “Metamorphosis.”

Please pre-register at so organizers can ensure there is enough food for everyone. In addition to a mix of short and longer films, a local expert on climate change – Guy Dauncey – will inform our discussion about how we can help create climate resilient cities. In this way we hope not only to raise awareness but "be the change we wish to see in the world," by shifting the ways we create and consume. For any additional questions or information, please contact Don Alexander at

If you are unable to make it on the 2nd, there will be a second showing of “Metamorphosis” on Wednesday, November 7th at 5:00 p.m. in Building 356, Room 109. The film-makers – Velcrow Ripper and Nova Amo – will be in attendance to discuss the film. They will be leading a workshop on the film the next night, November 8th, starting at 5:00 in the Royal Arbutus Room. Contact Don Alexander for more information. The film showing is being sponsored by Awareness of Climate Change through Education and Research (ACER) and VIU’s Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC). Both film showings are entirely free, and the festival features free food and beverages.

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