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A woman meditates on a wooden bench next to a koi pond at Vancouver Island University

Lunch Series Feeds Curious Minds Looking to Satisfy Appetites for Knowledge

September 19, 2019

VIU Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office’s fall lunch and learn series fosters supportive environment to present and discuss ideas.Lunch can be a time to nourish the mind as well as the body thanks to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) annual Bring Your Lunch and... Read more


VIU Associate Vice-President Student Affairs

VIU Welcomes New Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs

September 19, 2019

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Irlanda Price has accepted the role of Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs. As the chief student affairs officer for the University, Price will hold responsibility for managing programs and services that enhance student... Read more


Windsor Plywood Trades Discovery Centre

Windsor Plywood Foundation Gift Transforms VIU's Nanaimo Campus

September 18, 2019

In recognition of a leadership gift in support of students, the Trades Discovery Centre now bears the Windsor Plywood name.The foundation for successful careers in the trades is being built at Vancouver Island University (VIU), and a leadership gift by the Windsor Plywood Foundation... Read more


Larissa Richards

Women of STEM

September 18, 2019

The white lab coat and plastic eye protection glasses may not have changed in the past two or three decades, but who is wearing them has. The number of women entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers has increased in recent years, but not enough. What... Read more


Jennifer Barton, VIU Carpentry student

Women of Trades

September 18, 2019

Some of BC’s most rewarding and well-paying jobs are in the construction trades, yet less than 5% of those jobs are held by women. Why aren’t more women choosing these high-demand, fulfilling careers, and what can be done about it, especially in light of the looming skills shortage... Read more


Dr. Ralph Nilson, VIU President Emeritus

Parting Words from Dr. Ralph Nilson

September 18, 2019

As President and Vice-Chancellor of Vancouver Island University for the last 12 and a half years, Dr. Ralph Nilson has led the institution through some of its largest transitions. Under his tenure, VIU’s largest capital projects to date were completed, the institution was granted... Read more


Elissa Doerksen in Florence

Transform Your Education into a Global Adventure

September 18, 2019

Do you have the travel bug? A field school, exchange or internship abroad experience is your passport to becoming a global citizen.by Rae-Anne GuentherThe best things in life are not things — they are the lasting memories created by interacting with people and the world around us.“... Read more


Dr. Deb Saucier, VIU President and Vice-Chancellor

Q&A with Dr. Deb Saucier, VIU's new President and Vice-Chancellor

September 18, 2019

For Dr. Deb Saucier, returning to Vancouver Island is a homecoming. VIU’s new President and Vice-Chancellor as of July 4, 2019, Saucier spent many of her formative years here completing first an International Baccalaureate diploma at Metchosin-based Lester B. Pearson College of the... Read more


Mental Health

If You’re Going through Hell, Keep Talking About It

September 18, 2019

In any given year in Canada, one in five people will personally experience a mental health issue or illness, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Yet, despite how common this experience is, almost one-half of those people who feel they have suffered from depression... Read more


EleV Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth

EleV Learning Partnership Continues to Grow

September 18, 2019

An innovative learning partnership headquartered at VIU is starting to take root. It’s been two years since EleV, a collaboration between VIU and Indigenous communities that is supported by the Mastercard Foundation, launched. The program, which aims to boost the number of... Read more


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