VIU Recreation Prescription Project Gets Youth Moving

December 7, 2018

Breaking down barriers to recreation for elementary school children could contribute to healthier, more active adults. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Island Health, Vancouver Island University (VIU) has partnered with the City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation, Division of Family... Read more


VIU’S MABRRI Researches the Importance of the French Creek Estuary Area

December 5, 2018

As communities continue to expand on Vancouver Island, creating a balance between development and natural spaces is even more crucial to ensure the protection of the environment and wildlife.  The Friends of French Creek Conservation Society (FFCCS) sought out... Read more


Cowichan Tribes Elders Teach Land-based Sustainability Course at VIU

December 5, 2018

Enhanced connections to the land, a deeper appreciation for the culture of local First Nations communities and the desire to pass these experiences on to others were key takeaways for students enrolled in a land-based teacher education course offered at Vancouver Island University’s... Read more


VIU Master of Community Planning Program Launches Academic Journal

December 4, 2018

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Master of Community Planning program now has its own peer-reviewed academic journal. Future Plans, an online academic journal accepting submissions from students, professional planners, consultants and researchers across Canada, published its... Read more


VIU Student Investigates How to Help Cities Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

November 28, 2018

Can community planning play a role in creating more resilient communities that are better able to withstand natural disasters? Vancouver Island University (VIU) Master of Community Planning student Lainy Nowak says without a doubt. She is investigating ways in which governments can... Read more


Alum of the Month: Zoey Poulsen

November 28, 2018

YouTuber, freelance digital marketer and published author Zoey Poulsen (Sport, Health and Physical Education ʾ13) is living la dolce vita in her dream city – Rome, Italy. After graduating from VIU, the 26-year-old moved to Toronto, where she pursued a post-graduate certificate... Read more


VIU Supports 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

November 27, 2018

Since the #MeToo movement, issues of gender-based violence and sexism have moved to centre stage of public discussion. Survivors and allies no longer feel they have to keep quiet – and the VIU community is making its support known during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based... Read more


VIU’s Outreach Program Inspires Youth to Follow their Dreams

November 27, 2018

It starts with a simple conversation – ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ That one question can be a catalyst for change, but for some children, it’s a discussion they have never had the opportunity to have.  “A lot of students we visited didn’t have dreams for... Read more


Milner Gardens & Woodland Lights up for the Holidays

November 23, 2018

Live holiday music, thousands of dazzling lights, sweet treats, a Teddy Bear cottage and visits with Santa Claus are just a few of the reasons families and community members will enjoy a visit to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum... Read more


Longtime VIU Volunteer Wins Provincial Award

November 22, 2018

One of Emil Sorensen’s favourite things to do is share the knowledge he’s acquired over the years with others. Every morning, the 90-year-old gets up and rides his bike – an electric-assisted bike now, he jokes, because his heart isn’t as strong as it once was – from his Departure... Read more


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