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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Explore Careers in Trades and Applied Technology

May 6, 2021

WHAT: VIU Trades and Applied Technology Virtual ExpoWHEN: Thursday, May 27, 3 – 7 pmWHERE: Online/Virtual Trades and applied technology programs at Vancouver Island University (VIU) can help students enter rewarding, high-paying careers after as little as nine... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: April 13-26, 2021

April 26, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Nanaimo News Bulletin: City of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University Formalize Relationship with Memorandum of Understanding. Reach: 190,000. Also... Read more


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VIU's Portal Magazine Celebrates 30 Years of Literary Excellence

April 26, 2021

Portal is hosting a virtual launch of its 30th anniversary edition on Friday, April 30.For 30 years Portal, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) nationally distributed literary magazine, has amplified the voices of emerging writers and showcased the works of up-and-... Read more


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City of Nanaimo Signs MOU with Vancouver Island University

April 20, 2021

On April 19, 2021, Nanaimo City Council and Vancouver Island University (VIU), announced the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") between the City of Nanaimo and VIU.Under the terms of the MOU, the City and VIU, will work together to:Establish a framework for... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Amy Pye

April 20, 2021

VIU Graphic Design alum Amy Pye is channelling her creativity into a new medium these days –children’s books. While she is still doing marketing design work during the day – both with her own company, Pye Design, and as Art Director with Real Estate Webmasters – earlier this year,... Read more


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VIU Faculty Take Popular Extreme Science Show Online

April 12, 2021

Series of videos showcase daring and exciting physics and chemistry experiments to get youth interested in science.A show that has been getting kids excited about science for more than a decade went virtual this year – and caught thousands of elementary school-aged children up in a... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: March 30 - April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:A Government of Canada announcement of funding for projects that improve the sustainability of the BC Fisheries and Aquaculture industry was... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Chyanne Trenholm

April 9, 2021

When the mountains call, Chyanne Trenholm answers. The outdoor adventure enthusiast likes to go on long hikes and rock climbing adventures in her spare time. Luckily the VIU Bachelor of Tourism Management alum’s job as marketing and social media coordinator for Homalco Wildlife... Read more


A student wearing a green dress stands in front of audience members and discusses their research during the 2019 CREATE Conference.

VIU Students Presenting Research and Creative Activity during CREATE Conference

April 8, 2021

WHAT: VIU virtual CREATE Conference – a celebration of student scholarship, research and creative activityWHEN:  April 12-15, 2021, various timesWHERE:  Sessions offered via Zoom and online galleries, see full schedule hereVancouver Island University’s (VIU’... Read more


Mandy Hobkirk uses an identification book while examining plants at VIU's Nanaimo Campus.

BioBlitz Event Provides a Snapshot of Plant and Animal Biodiversity

April 7, 2021

Participants will use the iNaturalist app for this year’s modified Biosphere-wide Blitz, which collects data that is used to inform policies on the management of sensitive ecosystems and habitat.The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR) is hosting its first Biosphere-... Read more


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Here you will find helpful information about new initiatives at VIU, process and policies changes that affect how we work, stories about the people who make up this fantastic community and examples of the life-changing work our employees undertake on a regular basis.

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