Karen Strong - Fall 2022

ElderCollege Courses - Fall 2022

VIU ElderCollege is offering a wide array of courses both in-person and online. Choose the format that best suits you by means of a virtual classroom or a local VIU campus (Parksville & Nanaimo) classroom.

Registration for Fall 2022 Session opens Thursday, August 18 at 8:30am! 

Registering online is the most efficient way of securing your spot in your preferred courses. 

Scroll down to see the PDF version of VIU ElderCollege Fall 2022 Course Offerings featuring the beautiful cover art by Karen Strong.

Note: Courses are now listed in alphabetical order here on our website, in the Course Offerings catalogue and in web registration.

Please click on the title of the course to see the full description and instructor bio.

NEW - A Community Of Meditators - Level 3

  • Mon, Sep 12-Dec 19
  • 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

A Theory Of Everything - Made Easy

  • Thu, Sep 15-Oct 20
  • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

NEW - Adventures In Comparative Literature

  • Fri, Sep 9-Nov 4
  • 10:00 am-Noon
  • In-person: Nanaimo

NEW - All The German You Never Knew You Knew

  • Wed, Sep 14-28
  • 3:30-5:00 pm
  • In-person: Nanaimo

NEW - Dallas On November 22, 1963

  • Thu, Sep 15-29
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

Energy Medicine For Self-Help: Level 1

  • Mon, Sep 12-Oct 24
  • 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Famous Female Artists

  • Wed, Sep 14-Oct 19
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • In-person: Parksville

NEW - Flash Fiction: Bold, Brief, And Beautiful

  • Tue, Oct 4-25
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • In-person: Parksville

From Impressionism to Post-Modernism - The Evolution of Modern Art

  • Wed, Sep 14-Oct 19
  • 12:30-3:00 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

Genealogy 101: How To Begin And Prove Your Tree

  • Wed, Sep 14-Oct 19
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - God In The Age Of Science

  • Wed, Sep 14-Oct 19
  • 10:00 am-Noon
  • In-person: Nanaimo

NEW - How Did We Get Here?

  • Thu, Sep 8-Oct 27
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • In-person: Parksville

NEW - How to REALLY Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

  • Tue, Sep 13-Oct 18
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - Introduction To The Animals We Most Fear And Abhor

  • Fri, Sep 16-Oct 21
  • 9:30-11:00 am
  • In-person: Nanaimo

Introduction To The Night Skies

  • Fri, Sep 16-Oct 21
  • 1:00-3:00 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

UPDATED - Mindful Meditation For Challenging Times - Level 1

  • Mon, Sep 12-Oct 24
  • 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Non-Fiction Book Club

  • Tue, Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11
  • 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - Our Cultural Grand Canyon: The Gap Between What We Know And How We Live

  • Fri, Sep 16-Oct 7
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • In-person: Nanaimo

NEW - The Role Of Natural Law And Human Well-Being

  • Wed, Sep 14-Oct 19
  • 3:00-4:30 pm
  • In-person: Nanaimo

The Strait Of Georgia And The Future Of Pacific Salmon

  • Wed, Sep 14-Oct 5
  • 1:00-3:00 pm
  • In-person: Nanaimo

The World Of The Future

  • Tue, Sep 13-Oct 18
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

Understanding America - Part 1 (1603 to 1898)

  • Wed, Sep 14-Oct 19
  • 1:00-3:30pm
  • In-person: Parksville

Ancient Complex Societies of the Americas

  • Wed, Nov 2-16
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

OR

  • Thu, Nov 3-17
  • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

A Sensible Look At Natural Medicine

  • Tue, Nov 1-22
  • 10:00am-Noon
  • Online: Zoom

Breath And Meditation 101

  • Thu, Nov 3-Dec 1
  • 10:00-11:30 am
  • In-person: Parksville

Canada In Flanders WW1

  • Mon, Oct 31-Dec 19
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • In-person: Parksville

Energy Medicine For Self-Help: Level 2

  • Mon, Oct 31-Dec 19
  • 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Online: Zoom

First Nations Land In British Columbia

  • Wed, Nov 2-Dec 7
  • 9:30-11:00 am
  • In-person: Parksville

Getting The Words Right: A Guide To Revision And Self-Editing

  • Tue, Nov 1-Nov 29
  • 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

How To Talk To Anyone About Climate Change

  • Tue, Nov 1-22
  • 10:00am-Noon
  • Online: Zoom

In/Equality: An Alternative Anthropology

  • Wed, Nov 2-Dec 7
  • 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Intelligent Investing And Estate Planning Workshop 

  • Tue, Nov 1-Dec 6
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Introduction To Travel In Europe 

  • Thu, Nov 3-Dec 1
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - Introduction To Writing Poetry  

  • Wed, Nov 9-Dec 14
  • 10:00am-Noon
  • Online: Zoom

UPDATED - Joyful Living With A Meditation Practice - Part 2

  • Mon, Oct 31-Dec 5
  • 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

NOW 5 WEEKS - Our Amazing Sense Of Hearing  

  • Mon, Oct 31-Nov 28
  • 10:00-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

Poetry Of The Great War  

  • Fri, Nov 4-Dec 2
  • 10:00-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

Solace Through Nature Writing  

  • Tue, Nov 1-Dec 6
  • 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - The Fab Four Of Florence: Fine Arts And Friendship In The Fifteenth Century

  • Tue, Nov 1-Dec 6
  • 12:30-3:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius

  • Mon, Oct 31-Dec 5
  • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

NEW - The Power Of Colours Through Sacred Geometry

  • Fri, Nov 4-Dec 16
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - Victoria's Emily Carr: Her Life, Loves And Legacy 

  • Thu, Nov 3-24
  • 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Acrylic Painting For Beginners

  • Wed, Sep 7
  • 9:30 am-Noon
  • In-person: Parksville

Advance Care Planning: Because We All Die

  • Thu, Oct 27
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

OR

  • Fri, Dec 16
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - Ayurveda For Health And Wellness

  • Tue, Dec 13
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Creativity And Creative Motivation

  • Fri, Sep 9
  • 10:00-11:30 am
  • In-person: Parksville

Current Issues For Seniors In BC

  • Tue, Dec 13
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

Exploring Life And The Afterlife

  • Wed, Dec 14
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • In-person: Nanaimo

Greece: Athens And The Ionian Islands

  • Mon, Dec 12
  • 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Iceland: Reykjavik, And The Golden Circle

  • Thu, Dec 15
  • 12:30-2:00 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Improve Your Sleep With Reflexology

  • Fri, Oct 28
  • 9:30-11:00 am
  • In-person: Nanaimo

NEW - Introduction To Medical Cannabis

  • Mon, Oct 24
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

Learning Science Through Observation And Art

  • Mon, Dec 12
  • 9:30-12:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Paper Mache Mandala

  • Mon, Oct 24
  • 9:30-12:30 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

Probate Bypass Strategies

  • Thu, Oct 27
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • In-person: Parksville

OR

  • Thu, Dec 15
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - Real Life Happens On The Road

  • Mon, Oct 24
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

NEW - Relieve Stress With Bach Flower Remedies

  • Fri, Dec 16
  • 9:30-11:00 am
  • In-person: Nanaimo

Simple Strategies To Be Secure Online

  • Wed, Dec 14
  • 9:30-12:30 pm
  • In-person: Nanaimo

Super-Bowl, Useful Paper Mache Fun

  • Fri, Oct 28
  • 9:30-12:30 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

Sustainability, Social Change and Fun

  • Tue, Oct 25
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - The Journey Of Picasso's Genius: An Art Workshop

  • Wed, Sep 7
  • 1:00-3:00 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

NEW - The Road Less Travelled: Rajasthan - And Other Journeys

  • Fri, Oct 28
  • 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Online: Zoom

NEW - There's A Chicken Tractor In The Vineyard: What's That All About?

  • Tue, Oct 25
  • 12:30-2:00 pm
  • In-person: Parksville

Yogic Energy Techniques

  • Thu, Oct 27
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Online: Zoom

Overturning History: The White And Bob Case

  • Sat, Sep 17
  • 10:00 am to Noon
  • In-person: Parksville OR Online: Zoom

What Lies Behind The Treasure

  • Sat, Oct 22
  • 10:00 am to Noon
  • In-person: Parksville OR Online: Zoom

Food Plants Of Vancouver Island First Peoples

  • Sat, Nov 19
  • 10:00 am to Noon
  • In-person: Parksville OR Online: Zoom
EC Fall 2022 Course Offering Cover

Fall 2022 ElderCollege Course Offerings

Browse or download the Fall 2022 ElderCollege Course Offerings. Courses listed are offered September through December, online or in-person. 

VIU ElderCollege Fall 2022 - Course Offerings

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VIU ElderCollege WEB Course Offerings - Fall 2022

Fall 2022 ElderCollege ONLINE ONLY Course Offerings

Browse or download the Fall 2022 ElderCollege ONLINE ONLY Course Offerings. Courses listed in this calendar are offered September through December, online only via Zoom. 

VIU ElderCollege ONLINE ONLY Course Offerings

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VIU ElderCollege offers a myriad of courses and lectures each semester covering a wide range of subject areas and topics. VIU ElderCollege screens all instructors and courses before they are given, but assumes no responsibility for the content or information provided by any course or lecture, including those that some may view as controversial. In order to minimize any confusion by students, course instructors are asked to provide clarity regarding the source of information, differentiating among published material, theory, and personal opinion.

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