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Health professionals can prescribe access to VIU’s Milner Gardens through national program

July 4, 2022

VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland partnering with BC Parks Foundation on PaRx initiative to allow people free access to nature to benefit their health.Spending time connecting with nature is a powerful way for people to improve their health and well-being, and now those most in... Read more


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VIU hosts summer camps for Indigenous students

June 29, 2022

The camps are organized by the ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Indigenous mentorship program.A pair of free summer camps that aim to make the transition to university easier for Indigenous youth are returning to in-person delivery at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Nanaimo... Read more


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VIU welcomes new Provost and Vice-President Academic

June 21, 2022

Dr. Michael Quinn takes on critical leadership role with Vancouver Island UniversityVancouver Island University (VIU) has appointed Dr. Michael (Mike) Quinn Provost and Vice-President Academic. In this role, Quinn will guide and enhance the academic mission across VIU campuses and... Read more


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Paper Excellence and Vancouver Island University create Indigenous Success Fund

June 21, 2022

Paper Excellence has partnered with Vancouver Island University (VIU) to create the Paper Excellence Indigenous Success Fund.The new scholarship fund is offering financial support to Indigenous students enrolled in trades programs at VIU. Paper Excellence has contributed $60,000 to... Read more


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VIU Elder-in-Residence publishes new book

June 17, 2022

The book explores the history and meaning behind petroglyphs throughout the Nanaimo area.Vancouver Island University (VIU) Elder-in-Residence C-tasi:a - Geraldine Manson has authored a book that looks at the history, stories and meaning behind the petroglyphs that exist throughout... Read more


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VIU’s View Gallery presents Photo Salon 2022 hosted by Harbour City Photography Club

June 16, 2022

Exhibit that features some of the Island’s best photography runs from June 18 to 26.After a two-year hiatus, the Nanaimo Harbour City Photography Club’s annual photo salon is once again on display at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) View Gallery. The exhibit, Photo Salon... Read more


Barbara Paterson

VIU awards honorary degree to acclaimed Canadian sculpture artist

June 15, 2022

Barbara Paterson will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters at the June 24 morning convocation ceremony.   ­­If there’s a piece of advice Barbara Paterson would like to offer this year’s graduates at Vancouver Island University (VIU), it’s to “start out small with your... Read more


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VIU awards honorary degree to Coast Salish Master Carver and Traditional Storyteller

June 15, 2022

ts’usqinuxun’, William Good, a Hereditary Chief from the Snuneymuxw First Nation, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters at VIU’s June 23 convocation ceremony.ts’usqinuxun’, William Good has played an integral role in the revitalization of Coast Salish art.“When I first... Read more


Portrait photo of Stephen Jarislowsky

VIU awards honorary degree to respected philanthropist and businessman

June 15, 2022

Stephen Jarislowsky will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters at VIU’s June 24 afternoon convocation ceremony.There are two things you need to do to get ahead in life – you have to learn how to think and you need to lead an ethical life.This advice comes from Stephen Jarislowsky... Read more


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VIU students create community exhibit at Nanaimo Museum

June 15, 2022

Exhibit, which explores the history behind some of city’s more unusual street names, runs until June 25.Nanaimo is home to many streets with less-than-common names, such as Dingle Bingle Hill Road and Bergen Op Zoom Drive. Between January and April, students in two upper-level... Read more


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