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Discovery Day and Skills Competition Bring Hundreds of High School Students to VIU

February 24, 2020

WHAT: Discovery Day 2020 and Skills BC Regional Competition at VIUWHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020WHERE: Nanaimo campus, various locations, see Campus MapWhile Vancouver Island University (VIU) students hit the books during reading break, more than 2,000 students from across the... Read more


VIU BC Top Employer

VIU Wins BC Top Employer Honours

February 24, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has been named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2020.This recognition is awarded from Canada’s Top 100 Employers, a national program to determine which employers lead their industries in offering an exceptional workplace experience. VIU won the BC Top... Read more


VIU Shed Your Threads So Children Can Play

VIU Teams Up With Community Partners to Ensure All Children Can Play

February 19, 2020

Collection boxes have been set up around Nanaimo to gather gently used sports equipment and clothing for a community Swap Meet and Fun Fair that will be held on Saturday, March 21 at VIU to level the playing field for youth.A $12,000 Community Wellness grant from Island Health will... Read more


VIU Aims to Fill a Shortage of Power Engineers.

VIU Aims to Fill a Shortage of Power Engineers

February 19, 2020

University rises to the challenge of meeting the demand for certified power engineers to sustain the power and energy needs of growing communities.Power engineers aren’t the most visible people in our workforce, but the reality is, the world can’t operate without them. “Without... Read more


Humane Society International/Canada’s Forward Food plant-based culinary training event at VIU

VIU Culinary Arts Mixing it up at Plant-based Foods Training Event

February 14, 2020

Humane Society International/Canada and Vancouver Island University to co-host innovative plant-based culinary training event.The VIU Culinary Management diploma program provides training in advanced culinary and pastry techniques, as well as management, accounting and beverage... Read more


Liberal Studies alum Braedan Zimmer

Alum of the Month: Braedan Zimmer

February 12, 2020

Have you ever wondered what life is like after a Liberal Studies degree? Shortly after graduating from VIU in May 2019, Braedan Zimmer found himself travelling around western Canada and the United States as a representative with independent academic publisher Broadview Press, using... Read more


Provost and Vice-President Academic Hired at VIU

February 7, 2020

Key academic leadership role with University awarded to Dr. Carol Stuart Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Carol Stuart has accepted the role of Provost and Vice-President Academic. Dr. Stuart will provide leadership and direction to the academy,... Read more


VIU Integrated Engineering Diploma students will have access to a machine shop, fabrication tools and a computer-aided design studio to enhance their learning.

Integrated Engineering Technologist Program Now Being Offered at VIU

February 4, 2020

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU's) unique engineering diploma program combines mechanical, drafting and civil technologist training into one learning stream.People with a passion for engineering looking to enter the workforce after two-and-a-half years now have the... Read more


Early Childhood Pedagogy Network announcement

New teaching network a win for ECEs, quality child care

February 3, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has received funding for two pedagogist positions to work with early childhood educators at select child care centres in Nanaimo and Cowichan, as well as students in the University's Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program. [[{"fid":"... Read more


Cowichan campus open for classes Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

February 2, 2020

VIU’s Cowichan campus will resume regular classes and business on Monday, February 3, 2020. The roads have reopened. Please use caution while travelling. If conditions near your place of residence remain bad and you feel you cannot make it to VIU, use your discretion.... Read more


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