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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 Research at... 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 first two... 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 sleuthing skills to... Read more

Dr. Julie Lou

5 Questions with Xueling (Julie) Luo

February 8, 2022

Dr. Xueling (Julie) Luo knew engineering was her pathway in life after she participated in a technical competition during her sophomore year at the School of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. Inspired by the movie Iron Man, Luo and her... Read more

VIU Political Studies Professor Mark Williams

5 Questions with Mark Williams

January 31, 2022

The VIU Political Studies Professor has penned a new book.  Three years ago, VIU Political Studies Professor and Department Chair Dr. Mark Williams began working on concepts and themes for what would ultimately become his new, recently published book. Williams, the author of The Politics of the... Read more

Craig Taylor.

5 Questions with Craig Taylor

December 16, 2021

Craig Taylor, the best-selling author of Londoners, a collection of short stories about residents that paints a portrait of today’s London, has yet another accomplishment under his belt – he recently received the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for Non-fiction. Taylor, a Vancouver... Read more