VIU Receives International Recognition for High Teaching Standards

July 19, 2018

Vancouver Island University is now recognized as a world leader in teaching excellence. At a special ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 18, UK-based Advance HE announced the overall winner for its 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award, Canada’s McMaster University, and... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Ebrahim Lababidi

July 12, 2018

After graduating from VIU in 2016 with a double major in History and Political Studies, Ebrahim Lababidi rushed home to Beirut, Lebanon, for a quick visit with family before starting his master’s degree at the University of Toronto’s (U of T’s) Munk School of Global Affairs. While... Read more


VIU Receives International Attention for Teaching and Learning Excellence

July 12, 2018

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) dedication to a high standard of teaching and learning is gaining international recognition. The University is a finalist for the Higher Education Academy’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA). The award is given to an institution in... Read more


VIU Cowichan Fills Need for More Education Assistants

July 9, 2018

Campus partners with School District 79 to offer the Education Assistant and Community Support certificate program in Duncan From classrooms to community settings, there’s a greater need for people trained to work with children, youth and adults with diverse needs. This need is... Read more


VIU Program Trains First Nations in Resource Management

July 4, 2018

The community-based First Nations Stewardship Technicians Training Program developed to meet needs identified by different Nations A unique program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is helping First Nations communities monitor their lands and waters. The First Nations... Read more


VIU Hosts Three Summer Camps for Indigenous High School Students

July 3, 2018

Free camps held at the University’s Cowichan, Powell River and Nanaimo Campuses Making the transition to university can be scary if you don’t know anybody there and you’ve never stepped foot on a university campus before. Three free summer camps for Indigenous high school... Read more


VIU Volunteer Tutor Program Supports Students' Specific Learning Needs

June 28, 2018

In Grade 9, Matt decided to drop out of school with the belief he would never excel at learning. A few years later, he decided to upgrade his courses at Vancouver Island University (VIU), and a University counsellor connected him with Literacy Central Vancouver Island (LCVI). Since... Read more


VIU Visual Art Student Displays Work at Maffeo Sutton Park

June 21, 2018

Ben Sopow is one of 13 artists participating in the Temporary Public Art Program For many student artists, going from the private process of making art in a studio to displaying a finished piece in a public space is a big step. A Vancouver Island University (VIU) Visual Art... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Gord Buzzard

June 20, 2018

Gord Buzzard, a retiring instructor in the Faculty of Academic and Career Planning, has been passing on his belief in the transformative power of education to his ABE students for the past 35 years. A Malaspina ABE and university transfer student himself (he came here initially... Read more


VIU Plants for the Future with Local Partners

June 19, 2018

1,000 Trees Planted in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region In an effort to limit the environmental impact of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, in June 2018, the Government of Canada entered into an agreement with the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve to make the summit an... Read more


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