Terrence Good with his project at Shq'apthut, VIU's Aboriginal Gathering Place

VIU Partners with Elementary Schools on Body Mapping Projects

April 18, 2019

The University is reaching out to young students while they are still in the K-12 system to help instill a desire to continue with their education as part of outreach efforts through the EleV learning partnership, which aims to better support Indigenous learners throughout their... Read more


VIU MBA student Alvin Meledath will present his ideas on how to solve the national Indigenous doctor shortage to a panel of deputy ministers after becoming a finalist in the National Student Paper Competition.

Indigenous Doctor Shortage Issue Brought to the Forefront by VIU Student

April 11, 2019

Sometimes all it takes to influence positive change is to put an idea in front of the right people.  Vancouver Island University (VIU) Masters of Business Administration student Alvin Meledath wanted to raise awareness about the challenges Indigenous communities face in... Read more


Innovative Chemistry Major Now Being Offered at VIU

Innovative Chemistry Major Now Being Offered at VIU

April 10, 2019

The emerging disciplines of green chemistry and analytical chemistry are just two of several unique aspects of the new Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry degree program being offered at VIU this fall.  Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)... Read more


Johnston Franklin Bishop Law Firm is Primarily Made Up of VIU Graduates

Starting Your Journey at VIU

April 9, 2019

When people think of becoming a doctor or lawyer, Vancouver Island University (VIU) may not be the obvious choice of study, but as a Nanaimo law firm proves, the institute is a great transition to higher post-secondary education.  Out of the six lawyers at Johnston, Franklin,... Read more


VIU business management students

VIU Expands Graduate Business Programs to Support Regional Needs

April 9, 2019

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has developed two new Faculty of Management graduate programs to support the substantial growth of the business sector.  The Graduate Diploma in International Trade (GDIT) and Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM)... Read more


VIU Undergrad Melynda Bergen Takes Home MURC 2019 Award

VIU Student Makes an Impression at UBC Undergraduate Research Conference

April 8, 2019

VIU undergrad Melynda Bergen took home an award from the University of BC (UBC) Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference on March 16, 2019.  NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) biology student Melynda Bergen made history at the University of BC’s... Read more


Dr. Lynda Phillips take leadership role in VIU's Faculty of Health and Human Services.

VIU Brings New Associate Dean of Health and Human Services On Board

April 8, 2019

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Lynda Phillips has accepted the position of Associate Dean, Faculty of Health and Human Services. She brings 15 years of experience in post-secondary education in British Columbia and a strong background in educational... Read more


VIU President Ralph Nilson

VIU Presents Balanced Budget for 2019/2020

April 4, 2019

Budget supports VIU’s key objectives outlined in the Academic Plan and reflects growth through student enrolment, contract delivery, external support for social impact initiatives and the popularity of VIU among international students. Vancouver Island University (VIU) continues to... Read more


VIU History and Political Studies Alum Matt Lerner

Alum of the Month: Matt Lerner

April 3, 2019

Matt Lerner has always wanted to travel the world. Growing up in Crofton, he dreamed of jumping on a plane and seeing how other people live their lives. He got his wish after graduating from VIU with a Bachelor of Arts, Major in History, Minor in Political Studies, in January 2014... Read more


Students showcasing their projects at CREATE 2019 and Research Week

VIU CREATE 2019 and Research Week

April 3, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty will be participating in Vancouver Island University’s largest showcase event, CREATE 2019 and Research Week.  WHEN: April 8 – 13, 2019  WHERE: Various locations across the Nanaimo Campus  NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University (... Read more


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