VIU Visual Art Student Displays Work at Maffeo Sutton Park

June 21, 2018

Ben Sopow is one of 13 artists participating in the Temporary Public Art Program For many student artists, going from the private process of making art in a studio to displaying a finished piece in a public space is a big step. A Vancouver Island University (VIU) Visual Art... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Gord Buzzard

June 20, 2018

Gord Buzzard, a retiring instructor in the Faculty of Academic and Career Planning, has been passing on his belief in the transformative power of education to his ABE students for the past 35 years. A Malaspina ABE and university transfer student himself (he came here initially... Read more


VIU Plants for the Future with Local Partners

June 19, 2018

1,000 Trees Planted in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region In an effort to limit the environmental impact of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, in June 2018, the Government of Canada entered into an agreement with the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve to make the summit an... Read more


Retiring Provost Dr. David Witty Reflects on Years at VIU

June 14, 2018

Much to be proud of and thankful for at University  Dr. David Witty, outgoing Provost and Vice-President Academic at Vancouver Island University (VIU), knew he was blessed in his new role as he traveled on the ferry one day eight years ago to visit VIU’s Powell River Campus.... Read more


VIU Announces New Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic

June 13, 2018

Dr. Carol Stuart accepts key academic leadership role with University NANAIMO, BC:  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Carol Stuart has accepted the role of Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic. Dr. Stuart will provide leadership and direction... Read more


FOUR B.C. POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS TO COLLABORATE ON SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

June 12, 2018

June 11, 2017 B.C. post-secondary institutions are collaborating in a groundbreaking initiative to strengthen communities through social infrastructure development. Today, four of the province’s leading post-secondary institutions committed to establish the B.C. Collaborative for... Read more


VIU Graphic Design Student Wins Skills Canada Nationals

June 10, 2018

Joe Thoong takes top spot in country in his category A Vancouver Island University (VIU) student is the nation’s top graphic designer at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition. First-year Graphic Design student Joe Thoong beat out students from across the country to... Read more


VIU Digitizes Nanaimo Pride Society's History

June 7, 2018

VIU and Nanaimo Pride Society collaborate to preserve society’s historical archives Instead of stashing away memories, VIU is helping the Nanaimo Pride Society preserve their history and present it  for an online audience. In the spring of 2017, Kathleen Reed, Librarian... Read more


VIU Supported International Polar Tourism Conference This June In Yukon

June 7, 2018

Yukon will host the 6th International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) conference from June 22-28, 2018. The Vancouver Island University (VIU) supported conference – “Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Cultures, Economies, Innovation and Change in Tourism” – will... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Liam Ross Gibson

June 6, 2018

Growing up in Nanaimo, Liam Ross Gibson (Diploma in Jazz Studies ’10) had his passion for music fuelled by a summer jazz program that VIU faculty ran at the time. He has followed his passion all the way to graduate school, completing a master’s degree in composition from the... Read more


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