Patricia Erb will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Laws for her efforts to give a voice to the disappeared and disadvantaged.

Honouring a Voice for the Disappeared

May 22, 2019

As one of the only survivors of the infamous Campo de Mayo, the site of the genocide and kidnapping of over 30,000 people during the de facto military dictatorship in Argentina in the late 1970s and early ʾ80s, Patricia Erb has since committed her life to giving a voice to the... Read more


VIU Education Professor Paige Fisher

VIU Professor Receives Prestigious Teacher Educator Award

May 15, 2019

A Vancouver Island University (VIU) Education professor is being recognized with a provincial award for her transformative teaching approach and collaboration efforts.  VIU Professor Paige Fisher received the Teacher Educator award from the Association of BC Deans of Education... Read more


Nanaimo High School Wins Prestigious Pi Cup

Nanaimo High School Wins Prestigious Pi Cup

May 10, 2019

Top math students in grades eight to 12 in the mid-Vancouver Island area competed in the annual BC Secondary School Math Contest held at VIU. Two teams representing Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo took home the coveted Pi Cup trophy in the 25th annual BC Secondary School Math... Read more


VIU’s Cooperative Entrepreneur Training Certificate Program supports people with disabilities to actualize their business dreams.

VIU Training Program Helps Turn Ideas into Business Start-Ups

May 8, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new Cooperative Entrepreneur Training Program (CETP) is supporting people with disabilities to actualize their dreams by giving them the knowledge and tools to start their entrepreneurial journey.  Jolene Trigg, one of first students... Read more


Frank Brown will receive an honorary doctorate degree from VIU

Indigenous Advocate to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from VIU

May 8, 2019

Celebrating and preserving Indigenous cultures and perspectives through place-based teachings is Frank Brown’s life-long commitment.  Brown, a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation, who carries the Hereditary Hemas (Chief) name of Dhadhiyasila (λ.λ.yasila) meaning “... Read more


VIU Climate Change Symposium Focuses on Local Solutions

May 7, 2019

VIU student-led climate change symposium on Saturday, May 11 will spotlight sustainable energy solutions for Vancouver Island. ­­ NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) student-led climate change initiative, Awareness of Climate Change through Education and Research (... Read more


VIU will offer the Early Childhood Education and Care Program in Powell River this September.

VIU Expands Early Childhood Education and Care Program to Powell River

May 7, 2019

Many families with young children in British Columbia struggle to find quality childcare. In Powell River, there are only 28 licensed spaces for children 36 months and younger, and those spaces are not always filled to capacity due to the inability to hire qualified staff. To... Read more


Global Philanthropists Recognized by VIU for Education Advocacy

May 2, 2019

In recognition of their efforts to empower youth through education, Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, and Peggy Woo, Strategic Advisor to the Foundation, will receive Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from VIU on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. ­­ Two women who... Read more


Kisii National Polytechnic in Kenya will be rolling out a new trades program in the fall in partnership with Vancouver Island University.

Kenyan Partnership Takes VIU Trades Training Global

May 1, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) institutional partnership with Kisii National Polytechnic (KNP) in Kenya is taking the next step this fall with the roll out of KNP’s new foundations program in Building Technology. Six KNP instructors are at VIU this month being trained... Read more


Aunalee Boyd-Good, Ay Lelum - the Good House of Design

Alum of the Month: Aunalee Boyd-Good

April 30, 2019

As co-owner of the second-generation Coast Salish fashion design house Ay Lelum – the Good House of Design, Aunalee Boyd-Good (Bachelor of Arts, Major in English ’15) is playing an important role in the preservation of culture – one garment at a time. Growing up, Boyd-Good was... Read more


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