5 Questions with Lev Idels

5 Questions with Lev Idels

July 26, 2019

Through his work as an Associate Editor for Elsevier, one of the world’s major providers of scientific, technical and medical information, Vancouver Island University (VIU) Math professor Dr. Lev V. Idels is sharing his expertise on an international platform.  Idels was... Read more


carla Tilley VIU's nursing program

VIU Professor Carla Tilley's Journey as a Life-long Learner

March 29, 2019

VIU’s Professor of Science in Nursing Carla Tilley is the epitome of a life-long learner.  “My kids often ask me, ‘mom, when are you ever going to finally graduate?’” she says.  During high school, Tilley took college courses on evenings and weekends. When she... Read more


Dr. Philip Oxhorn is the new Dean of the Faculty of International Education

5 Questions with Dr. Philip Oxhorn, Dean, International Education, VIU

March 18, 2019

At the beginning of March, 2019, Vancouver Island University welcomed Dr. Philip Oxhorn into the position of Dean, International Education. He came to us from McGill University where he was serving as Associate Provost (International) and served numerous roles as a Professor in the... Read more


VIU's Dental Hygiene Faculty Member Deanna McKay

5 Questions with Deanna Mackay

March 7, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s newest faculty member in Dental Hygiene, Professor Deanna Mackay, relocated from the prairies in Manitoba to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. After a lengthy career in the clinical dental world – seven years as a dental assistant and... Read more


VIU English Instructor Belinda Williams

5 Questions with Belinda Williams

February 14, 2019

VIU English Language Instructor Belinda Williams is passionate about sharing her love of language with her students. Whenever she’s able, she also works as an Education Assistant in the public-school system for Port Alberni, where she supports learners with special needs.... Read more


VIU's Marilyn Funk takes on a different approach to teaching and learning

Teaching from the Heart with Marilyn Funk

February 7, 2019

It’s likely not a concept at the forefront of teaching strategy discussions, but for Marilyn Funk, it is the most crucial aspect for creating an engaged learning environment for students.  “If I am grounded in who I am and model kindness, then our students will hopefully... Read more


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