From Homeless to Helping Others: VIU Cowichan Student April Murphy's Story

February 23, 2018

An Adult Basic Education student, Murphy overcame multiple barriers to succeed  April Murphy has battled illiteracy, homelessness, and addiction and mental health challenges. Now the 33-year-old Vancouver Island University (VIU) Cowichan Adult Basic Education (ABE) student is... Read more


Update re Human Rights Tribunal matter

February 23, 2018

This is an update to my communication in November 2017 regarding a potential human rights complaint. The Human Rights Tribunal is being asked to determine whether or not female employees and students at the University were harassed by a specific student of VIU between 2015... Read more


Automotive Building Facelift Driving Positive Changes for Students

February 22, 2018

Renovations part of federal and provincial governments’ investments in VIU  An overhaul of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Automotive building is boosting the success of the program. The renovations are part of the $20-million Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex... Read more


VIU Receives $300,000 to Expand Reach of Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program

February 22, 2018

Scholars tackle issues facing coastal communities at home and abroad More students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are going to have a chance to continue the work of building resilience in coastal communities thanks to $300,000 in new funding from the Queen Elizabeth II... Read more


VIU Professor Awarded Prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship

February 21, 2018

Passion for teaching matched only by helping students discover their own path Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Dr. Pamela Shaw has received the prestigious 3M Fellowship, which is awarded to only 10 educators annually. It is given for exceptional teaching in a Canadian post-... Read more


VIU Students Look To Help The Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

February 20, 2018

Societal stigma biggest obstacle in helping those in need It has been called the most urgent healthcare crisis today. A few times each year, the Ministry of Health for British Columbia releases statistics, which indicate more than three people every day are dying of opioid... Read more


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


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