VIU Press Launches First Book

March 16, 2018

Adjunct Professor Michael A. von Hausen pens Small is Big, a guide to revitalizing small- and mid-size downtowns Vancouver Island University (VIU) Press celebrated an important milestone this week with the launch of its first book. This special honour goes to Small is Big: Making... Read more

Scientist Uses Television Signals to Send Internet Data to Remote Locations

March 16, 2018

VIU partnering with Pixelstream Communications to field test technology What if you could turn the world’s television infrastructure into a system that can broadcast data that people access on the Internet? It could help people in remote communities gain access to information they... Read more

VIU Women's Volleyball Team Wins Gold at National Championship

March 13, 2018

Mariners beat British Columbia rivals to claim victory The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners women’s volleyball team fought for every point during the national championship to claim gold. Despite entering the championship ranked fourth for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic... Read more

VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Emmy Manson

March 8, 2018

Emmy Manson, who became a Snuneymuxw First Nation Councillor on February 2, is proud to be living, working and raising her family in her territory. After receiving her Human Services Worker Diploma from VIU in 2002, Emmy went on to complete her Bachelor of Social Work from the... Read more

VIU Visual Arts Students Make a Statement at The View Gallery

March 6, 2018

Annual student-curated exhibit runs March 8 – April 6 What is the role of art in society and in what ways does it impact people? Vancouver Island University (VIU) Visual Arts students are showcasing their answers to these questions in Make a Statement, the third-annual student-... Read more

Wildlife Concern on VIU's Nanaimo Campus

February 28, 2018

Over the past two weeks VIU’s Health and Safety department has been receiving reports about dead rabbits on the Nanaimo campus. The cause of death is unknown as no obvious signs of trauma have been found.  As soon as VIU’s Health and Safety department became aware of... Read more

From Homeless to Helping Others: VIU Cowichan Student April Murphy's Story

February 23, 2018

An Adult Basic Education student, Murphy overcame multiple barriers to succeed  April Murphy has battled illiteracy, homelessness, and addiction and mental health challenges. Now the 33-year-old Vancouver Island University (VIU) Cowichan Adult Basic Education (ABE) student is... Read more

Statement from the President's Office re Human Rights Tribunal Matter

February 23, 2018

This is an update to my communication in November 2017 regarding a potential human rights complaint. The Human Rights Tribunal is being asked to determine whether or not female employees and students at the University were harassed by a specific student of VIU between 2015... Read more

Automotive Building Facelift Driving Positive Changes for Students

February 22, 2018

Renovations part of federal and provincial governments’ investments in VIU  An overhaul of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Automotive building is boosting the success of the program. The renovations are part of the $20-million Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex... Read more

VIU Receives $300,000 to Expand Reach of Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program

February 22, 2018

Scholars tackle issues facing coastal communities at home and abroad More students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are going to have a chance to continue the work of building resilience in coastal communities thanks to $300,000 in new funding from the Queen Elizabeth II... Read more

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