Exploring the Importance of Snow to Vancouver Island Water Supplies

Exploring the Importance of Snow to Vancouver Island Water Supplies

February 15, 2019

VIU researchers are helping devise new methods of assessing the quality and quantity of water sources in coastal mountains using drones.  Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are taking a deeper look at snow packs in unique alpine forested watersheds on northern... Read more


VIU English Instructor Belinda Williams

VIU Points: 5 Questions with Belinda Williams

February 14, 2019

VIU English Language Instructor Belinda Williams is passionate about sharing her love of language with her students. Whenever she’s able, she also works as an Education Assistant in the public-school system for Port Alberni, where she supports learners with special needs.... Read more


Severe Weather Week February 11 to 15, 2019

February 14, 2019

Vancouver Island University experienced an unusual weather event this week, during which we saw classes cancelled three days in a row. The decision to close is never taken lightly and is driven by the safety of our employees and students, which is our first priority. We want to send... Read more


VIU Launches Campaign to Help Complete New Buildings and Support Students

February 14, 2019

Imagine VIU is a campaign to equip and complete the three new facilities at the Nanaimo Campus – the Centre for Health and Science; the Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex; and District Geo-Exchange Energy System – and support the students who will be learning in these new... Read more


VIU's Marilyn Funk takes on a different approach to teaching and learning

VIU Points: Teaching from the Heart with Marilyn Funk

February 7, 2019

It’s likely not a concept at the forefront of teaching strategy discussions, but for Marilyn Funk, it is the most crucial aspect for creating an engaged learning environment for students.  “If I am grounded in who I am and model kindness, then our students will hopefully... Read more


Planned IT Outage Updates

February 7, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 IT OUTAGE   This is the next phase of VIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Network Remediation Project (NRP) to upgrade our network and provide significant benefit to all employees and students. Sunday, February 10, 8 am –... Read more


VIU Alum Shane Strom uses his knowledge from University to apply it to opening his first business

Alum of the Month: Shane Strom

February 5, 2019

Shane Strom’s entrepreneurial journey began when he enrolled in the Bachelor of Hospitality and Management program at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Shortly after graduating in 2015, Strom created his first start-up, GoCampers, with business partner, Scott... Read more


VIU students attend PeaceSummit for Emerging Leaders'

VIU Peace Ambassadors Return from Bangkok to Share their Knowledge

January 31, 2019

VIU students travelled to the Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders’ in Bangkok to strengthen peace efforts with 500 Peace Ambassadors.  Before we can achieve world peace, we must understand what this concept means when put into practice. This is what Vancouver Island University (... Read more


VIU Global Citizens Week

Sharing Immigrant Women's Stories Through a Pair of Shoes

January 28, 2019

VIU’s Global Citizens Week aims to start conversation about newcomer experiences On the first day of school, a girl noticed all the students in the courtyard were crying. As her father kissed her goodbye, she realized this would be the last time she would see him – and so, she... Read more


VIU Wins Provincial Award for its Commitment to Indigenous Learners

January 23, 2019

Vancouver Island University continues to be a leader in supporting Indigenous learners and building relationships within community, and was recently recognized for its efforts with the 2018 Perry Shawana Award from the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS).  “VIU... Read more


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