Belize Field School Explores Employability Skills

September 17, 2018

Students create portfolios describing how what they learned translates to the workforce  Fourth-year Sport, Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) student Rory Marshall learned a lot on a recent field school to Belize. Thanks to SHAPE’s new collaboration with Vancouver Island... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions With Maggie Hinbest

September 12, 2018

If you’ve wandered into The View Gallery at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus to check out an exhibit in recent years, chances are you’ve met Maggie Hinbest. The fourth-year Visual Art major at VIU has been working in the gallery for several years, both as a volunteer and... Read more


VIU Nursing Professor Receives $10,000 Reach Award

September 10, 2018

Dr. Shannon Dames is investigating how self-compassion development can boost resilience in healthcare workers and address toxic work environments  Vancouver Island University (VIU) Nursing Professor Dr. Shannon Dames and a multidisciplinary team from Island Health are... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Kathy Page

September 7, 2018

Award-winning author Kathy Page, whose work has been nominated twice for the Scotiabank Giller Prize amongst other accolades, enjoys mentoring emerging writers as a Professor with the Creative Writing and Journalism department at VIU. As Chair of her department, she’s organized... Read more


VIU Welcomes New Dean Of Health And Human Services

September 7, 2018

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Patricia O’Hagan has accepted the role of Dean, Health and Human Services. O’Hagan brings ten years of experience in post-secondary education in BC and a strong background in population health, health promotion and... Read more


VIU Public Art Promises to Bring Smiles and Inspiration on Rainy Days

August 29, 2018

VIU alumni and faculty use Rainworks to welcome new and returning students  Accessible to all, public art has the power to energize community spaces, promote discussion and debate, and transform the places we work, live, learn and play. Inspired by their mutual love of place... Read more


New Students Ready to RockVIU

August 28, 2018

Welcome events at VIU help students build their stories and share their experiences  School will be back in session soon, and at VIU the fun is just beginning – especially for the 1,000 new students arriving from all over the world to attend university this fall. They will... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Slava Govorov

August 23, 2018

Slava Govorov (Business Administration Diploma ’14) has made good use of his VIU education. As owner of the Fourth Street Panago location (he’s opening a second location in Ladysmith soon) and a local development company, Slava is grateful for the community he lives and does... Read more


VIU Global Studies Graduates Make A Difference

August 16, 2018

Five VIU Global Studies graduates and former VIU Professor Dr. Catherine Schittecatte gathered this summer to share about life after university.  After graduating from Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Global Studies (GLST) program, Richard Kulesza wentonto... Read more


FAQs: Canada-Saudi Arabia Diplomatic Crisis and its Impact on VIU Students

August 16, 2018

As many of you are aware the diplomatic situation between Canada and Saudi Arabia is directly impacting thousands of students across Canada. This includes the 93 Saudi students who are enrolled at VIU for the fall semester. What is the latest information? Earlier last... Read more


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