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VIU Faculty Take Popular Extreme Science Show Online

April 12, 2021

Series of videos showcase daring and exciting physics and chemistry experiments to get youth interested in science.A show that has been getting kids excited about science for more than a decade went virtual this year – and caught thousands of elementary school-aged children up in a... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: March 30 - April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:A Government of Canada announcement of funding for projects that improve the sustainability of the BC Fisheries and Aquaculture industry was... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Chyanne Trenholm

April 9, 2021

When the mountains call, Chyanne Trenholm answers. The outdoor adventure enthusiast likes to go on long hikes and rock climbing adventures in her spare time. Luckily the VIU Bachelor of Tourism Management alum’s job as marketing and social media coordinator for Homalco Wildlife... Read more


A student wearing a green dress stands in front of audience members and discusses their research during the 2019 CREATE Conference.

VIU Students Presenting Research and Creative Activity during CREATE Conference

April 8, 2021

WHAT: VIU virtual CREATE Conference – a celebration of student scholarship, research and creative activityWHEN:  April 12-15, 2021, various timesWHERE:  Sessions offered via Zoom and online galleries, see full schedule hereVancouver Island University’s (VIU’... Read more


Mandy Hobkirk uses an identification book while examining plants at VIU's Nanaimo Campus.

BioBlitz Event Provides a Snapshot of Plant and Animal Biodiversity

April 7, 2021

Participants will use the iNaturalist app for this year’s modified Biosphere-wide Blitz, which collects data that is used to inform policies on the management of sensitive ecosystems and habitat.The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR) is hosting its first Biosphere-... Read more


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VIU Professor Receives Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship

April 6, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Imogene Lim, VIU Anthropology Professor, on receiving a BC Medal of Good Citizenship. “This important honour recognizes people who have gone above and beyond to offer help and kindness to others during these exceptionally challenging times,” said Premier... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: March 16-29, 2021

March 29, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Thomasnet.com: VMAC Sponsors Four Scholarships for Vancouver Island University Engineering Students. Reach: 1.34 million people.Other stories:... Read more


VIU students examine a scallop held by Provan Crump, from Coastal Shellfish Ltd.

VIU Program Focuses on the Future of Food Security Through Aquaculture

March 24, 2021

VIU’s new, unique aquaculture minor program allows students to combine it with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree and prepares them for careers in the growing field of aquaculture.People with a passion for creating food security solutions and advancing... Read more


Cam Wipper in front of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

Alum of the Month: Cam Wipper

March 24, 2021

Cam Wipper has always been interested in the stars, but it wasn’t until he stepped into an astronomy class with Dr. Greg Arkos at Vancouver Island University that he was hooked. Today he works at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on the Big Island of Hawai'i, conducting night-time... Read more


An aerial view of VIU's Nanaimo campus during the fall trees dappled with yellow and orange leaves.

VIU Hosting Universities for an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

March 19, 2021

The event will allow universities to share experiences, best practices and promote long-term collaboration to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion strategies.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is hosting 13 post-secondary institutions from across Canada for a two-day... Read more


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Here you will find helpful information about new initiatives at VIU, process and policies changes that affect how we work, stories about the people who make up this fantastic community and examples of the life-changing work our employees undertake on a regular basis.

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