VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Carol Matthews

February 16, 2018

Carol Matthews, former dean of Human Services and Community Education at Vancouver Island University (VIU), came to the Malaspina Theatre on Friday, February 9 to read from her new book, Minerva’s Owl – The Bereavement Phase of My Marriage, published by Oolichan Books. Part grief... Read more


Statement from the President's Office re: Supporting Each Other on Our Road to Reconciliation

February 15, 2018

We are saddened by the recent court process and convey our deepest sympathies to the family of Colten Boushie, to the Indigenous community and to all Canadians who are negatively impacted. Our institutional community is committed to reconciliation including supporting our... Read more


The Walrus Talks Leadership in Nanaimo on March 13

February 14, 2018

The Walrus Foundation and Vancouver Island University (VIU) are pleased to announce a special event exploring how our ideas and choices can shape the future of culture, reconciliation, economic development, and more. Tickets are now on sale for Vancouver Island University Presents... Read more


Lisa Lewis, VIUs acting chair of Adult Basic Education, draws math equations on a chalkboard while holding a cellphone

VIU Online Math Course Allows Students to Complete Assignments on their Cellphones

February 8, 2018

Mobile friendly class provides students flexible learning options Accessing assignments for Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Math 047 online course can be as easy as picking up a phone. The course allows learning to happen anywhere and at any time. Students can access course... Read more


VIU Honours Tireless Fighter for Human Rights with Honorary Degree

February 7, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Wade receives Doctor of Laws at February Convocation As long as she can remember, Dr. Jennifer Wade has had a deep sense of the importance of fairness. Starting back on the playground at school, she has been fighting for people who haven’t been able to make their... Read more


Lunch and Learn Series Allows Researchers to Share Insights With Community

February 5, 2018

VIU’s Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office presentations explore diverse topics Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Bring Your Lunch and Learn series delves into diverse research topics this semester, including Canadian art, the video game industry and the total... Read more


VIU Students Host Model United Nations Conference

January 31, 2018

Conference takes place February 9-10, during Global Citizens Week Things are about to get very diplomatic in Nanaimo, as Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Model United Nations Club prepares to host its second annual model UN conference February 9-10. A Model United Nations,... Read more


World Leisure Centre of Excellence Hosts Three Outstanding Scholars

January 30, 2018

Rare opportunity for public to hear from leading experts in leisure industry NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Department of Recreation and Tourism will host three distinguished visiting scholars through the University’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence. This... Read more


Global Citizens Week Weaves Local and International Issues Together

January 29, 2018

Annual week of events celebrates change-makers and allies in struggles for social justice Every year, Vancouver Island University (VIU) hosts Global Citizens Week – a week filled with visiting speakers, films and campus events, including live music and classroom dialogues that... Read more


Fighting for Justice Exhibit Brings to Light Lesser Told Stories

January 26, 2018

Travelling display a collaborative effort between VIU, UVic and community partners Wing Hay Young, a popular Port Alberni-born boxer, decided to enlist in the Canadian Army in 1940 during the Second World War. He was denied entry based on his ethnicity, prompting his white boxing... Read more


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