Oct 28, 2020 12:15 PM
Norman Watts
Student Financial Assistance, Vancouver Island University

Norman Watts will speak about financial challenges for students arising from the Covid19 pandemic. This world pandemic is introducing many unexpected challenges for all of us, but especially for university students who have found it near impossible to secure adequate summer employment so that they may continue their studies. The Vancouver Island University (VIU) office for student assistance has received an unprecedented number of requests for emergency help for students, and the great tragedy is that some students may have to discontinue their programs without even minimal financial assistance.

Norman is a member of Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach and has been a Rotarian in Nova Scotia and BC for the past 33 years. Norman visited the SSI Rotary Club when he served as District Governor of D5020 in 2007-2008. Norman has taught at VIU part time after retiring from Acadia University, Nova Scotia and now serves on the VIU Foundation Board.