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Ay Lelum - The Good House of Design

Design Duo Preserves Culture Through Fashion

September 17, 2019

As owners of the second-generation Coast Salish fashion design house Ay Lelum – the Good House of Design, sisters Aunalee Boyd-Good (Bachelor of Arts, Major in English ’15) and Sophia Seward-Good, who studied at VIU between 2008 and 2013, are playing an important role in the... Read more


Lainy Nowak, Master of Community Planning

The Class of 2019

September 17, 2019

The future is full of infinite possibilities for the more than 1,200 Vancouver Island University graduates who crossed the stage this year. Fuelled by their passions and equipped to excel in their fields thanks to hands-on learning opportunities and the support they received during... Read more


Cloudhead Games, VIU Alumni staff

A Career in the Clouds

September 17, 2019

For most people, the prospect of spending days immersed in virtual reality worlds is a pipe dream made possible only by winning the lottery or some other turn of good fortune. For the folks at Qualicum-based Cloudhead Games, five of whom are VIU alumni, this is their everyday.Up... Read more


Zoey Poulsen

Alumni News: VIU Magazine 2019 Edition

September 17, 2019

#VIUAlumni tell their stories of where they are now. 1980sVIU is a special place for Tom Osborne (Recreation Administration Diploma ’88), General Manager of Recreation and Parks for the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN). It’s where he met his wife Darcie, and both his son and... Read more


EleV Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth

VIU Spotlight News in Brief

September 17, 2019

News happenings from the 2018-19 academic year at Vancouver Island University.EleV Learning Partnership Continues to GrowAn innovative learning partnership headquartered at VIU is starting to take root. It’s been two years since EleV, a collaboration between VIU and Indigenous... Read more


Two VIU Academics Join The Royal Society of Canada's Class of 2019

Two VIU Academics Join The Royal Society of Canada's Class of 2019

September 17, 2019

Dr. Pam Shaw and Dr. Ralph Nilson are being recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in their fields and to Canadian public life.­­Two accomplished Vancouver Island University (VIU) leaders are being welcomed into the highly respected 2019 class of the Royal... Read more


Statement from VIU President Deborah Saucier regarding Bamfield Bus Accident

September 14, 2019

I am deeply saddened by the tragic accident last night involving University of Victoria students near Bamfield. Please see this news story for more details. On behalf of Vancouver Island University, we express our sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones... Read more


VIU Geoscience Student Finds A Way To Help Others While Earning His Pilot's Licence

VIU Geoscience Student Finds A Way To Help Others While Earning His Pilot's Licence

September 13, 2019

VIU Geoscience student combines passion for flying, photography and science to help other students and the environment. When Vancouver Island University (VIU) Geoscience student Nick Temos started crisscrossing the Island in a Cessna 172 single-engine aircraft building flight... Read more


Alum of the Month: Chris Bergen

September 9, 2019

Chris Bergen believes that anyone can excel when they are set up to succeed – a responsibility he says falls to the leader of a group or organization. Through his blog, he writes articles that help people “be the manager you wish you had” and inspire employees to reach their full... Read more


Engaged Citizens Speaker Series

VIU Launches New Speaker Series with Renowned Expert on Democracy and Civil Society

September 9, 2019

How and why is citizenship critical to democracy and civil society? Does corporate citizenship exist? What rights and responsibilities should citizens have? Dr. Philip Oxhorn, Dean of International Education at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will explore these questions and more... Read more


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