5 Questions

Kelly Black looks off to the horizon with a mountain in the distance.

5 Questions with Kelly Black

September 27, 2022

Kelly Black, a Vancouver Island University Adjunct History Professor, received the Anne and Philip Yandle Best Article Award from the BC Historical Federation this June. The article, “Explaining Settlers to Ourselves: Rethinking interpretive narratives at heritage sites” was... Read more

Whitney Wood stands on the Jeopardy! stage with host Mayim Bialik.

5 Questions with Whitney Wood

August 23, 2022

Dr. Whitney Wood crossed one more thing off her bucket list this summer when she appeared on Jeopardy! in June.The audition process started in 2019 and was delayed because of the pandemic, but in the spring of 2022 she got the call to appear on the show. The episode was... Read more

5 Questions with Joy Gugeler

August 11, 2022

Joy Gugeler teaches Creative Writing, Journalism and Media Studies courses at Vancouver Island University (VIU). This summer, Gugeler was nominated for the Karen Virag Award from the Editors’ Association of Canada. She also arranged a First Book Canada pop-up book event... Read more


5 Questions with David Alexander

June 14, 2022

David Alexander joined VIU in April, 2022 as the University Librarian. He brings a passion for information and resource access and community-building as well as a wealth of experience in to this crucial role at VIU.Most recently, he served as Acting Vice President of Collections and... Read more

Chris Burnley

5 Questions with Chris Burnley

May 19, 2022

VIU Accounting Professor Chris Burnley says there’s a certain perspective that comes from “teaching hundreds of accounting classes and seminars.”And it’s this perspective that has helped Burnley, who has taught at VIU for 22 years, author and publish a third accounting textbook. His... Read more

A headshot of Susan Juby.

5 Questions with Susan Juby

April 4, 2022

Susan Juby, a Nanaimo-based author and Vancouver Island University Creative Writing Professor, had two new novels hit the bookshelves this March.Mindful of Murder, released March 8, features Helen Thorpe, a smart, preternaturally calm and deeply insightful butler who uses her... Read more