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VIU Research Project  - Assessing Creative Tourism in Rural BC and Yukon

Assessing Creative Tourism in Rural BC and Yukon

November 21, 2019

Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are heading north to analyze a relatively new economic driver  ̶̶  creative tourism and its impact on rural communities.Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are leading a study into the role the cultural sector... Read more


VIU Teachers-in-Training Help Communities

Teachers-in-Training Help Communities

November 19, 2019

VIU Education program students who are about to become certified teachers, spend their final weeks at University creating or participating in projects that fill a need in local communities.Preserving a child’s dignity by giving them a suitcase, collecting feminine hygiene products... Read more


Rebecca Hanelt, left, and Chantelle Calitz, VIU Graphic Design students, showcase their environmentally sustainable packaging redesigns during the art exhibit Unwrapped at The View Gallery.

Exhibit Showcases Sustainable Alternatives to wasteful Product Packaging

November 19, 2019

VIU Graphic Design students display consumer-conscious packaging during Unwrapped at The View Gallery, on until December 1.Is product packaging nothing but beautiful garbage?It’s a question Nancy Pagé, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Graphic Design Professor, posed to her... Read more


Linda Dohmeier, left, Ana Carvalho, and Brando Martell rehearse a scene from The End of Civilization.

VIU Theatre Department Presents Fall Studio Show – The End of Civilization

November 18, 2019

Student actors push envelope during dark, gritty play that explores rage, murder and the actions of desperate people.What does it mean to be civilized? What happens when the limits of integrity and morality are pushed beyond the breaking point?These questions are posed in Canadian... Read more


Max FineDay, Indigenous Speakers Series

In Search of the Promised Land: Freedom, Prosperity and #Landback for Indigenous Peoples

November 6, 2019

Max FineDay, Executive Director of the Canadian Roots Exchange, will share his perspective on what reconciliation looks like during VIU’s fifth annual Indigenous Speakers Series on Monday, November 25. ­­When Max FineDay graduated from university in 2015, his grandmother sat... Read more


Nanaimo Remembers Project

Community Remembers Fallen Soldiers in Remembrance Day Project

October 31, 2019

VIU video memorial that honours Nanaimo soldiers’ contributions to the First and Second World Wars to be displayed across the city.­­A unique video memorial project aims to tell a piece of the story of the lives of the Nanaimo soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the... Read more


VIU Mariners Soccer Teams Heading to Nationals

VIU Mariners Soccer Teams Heading to Nationals

October 30, 2019

VIU Mariners men’s and women’s soccer teams looking to bring home some hardware at the CCAA Nationals.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) men’s and women’s soccer teams will go for gold at Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championships. Stephanie White, VIU... Read more


Finding Hope in Higher Education

Finding Hope in Higher Education

October 24, 2019

VIU Student Refugee Program gives young people life-changing opportunities to continue their education in Canada and build a better future for themselves.Khalid Dahir has spent his entire life in a refugee camp with more than 211,000 other people, hoping and dreaming of a better... Read more


Deb Saucier and Amanda Simon

VIU Chosen to Offer National Land Management Training for First Nations

October 22, 2019

University will begin offering the Professional Indigenous Lands Management Certificate program in summer 2020.­­Behind every sustainable, thriving community is the guiding hand of a land manager tasked with balancing the needs of the people who live there with what needs to be done... Read more


Nursing Students Go On The Air To Promote Good Health

Nursing Students Go On The Air To Promote Good Health

October 21, 2019

VIU’s nurses of tomorrow address community health-care issues on unique Nanaimo radio show.­­NANAIMO, BC: Five Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) students are taking to the airwaves to provide reliable health information to the community.A Sound... Read more


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