VIU Raises Snuneymuxw First Nation and Metis Nation Flags at Nanaimo Campus

June 24, 2019

In recognition of the longstanding relationship Vancouver Island University (VIU) has with two of its Indigenous partners – Snuneymuxw First Nation and Métis Nation – flags for each of these Nations were raised at the Nanaimo Campus on National Indigenous Peoples Day (Friday, June... Read more


VIU Recreation and Tourism alum Ebony Logins

Alum of the Month: Ebony Logins

June 8, 2019

As a young female politician, Ebony Logins is very conscious of the fact that women are not well-represented in the political sphere. To encourage more young women to enter politics, Logins, who on top of her duties as a Councillor with the District of Sooke Council is also a... Read more


Graphic Design Student Earns Spot at Worldskills Competition

June 7, 2019

Joe Thoong, a second-year VIU Graphic Design student, is heading to Russia in August to compete in WorldSkills Kazan 2019 with Team Canada. ­­ “Best in the World” is a title a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Graphic Design student hopes to earn this summer. Following a three-... Read more


Indigenous Summer Camps at VIU

VIU Hosts Summer Camps for Indigenous High School Students

June 6, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of The Peter Cundill Foundation, VIU is offering three free camps at the University’s Cowichan, Powell River and Nanaimo campuses this summer to encourage high school students to consider post-secondary. Making the transition to university can be scary,... Read more


VIU Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care alum Emma Gillis hopes to continue community-based research projects after graduation that support families, youth and children.

VIU Alum Makes a Difference for People Affected by the Opioid Crisis

May 31, 2019

VIU Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care alum Emma Gillis hopes to continue community-based research projects after graduation that support families, youth and children.   Supporting the rights and well-being of children, youth and families has always been a passion for... Read more


Master of Community Planning alum Lainy Nowak

VIU Grad Pursues Planning Dreams with City of Nanaimo

May 31, 2019

After conducting research that took her around the world, Master of Community Planning alum Lainy Nowak is working as a Planning Assistant in the City of Nanaimo’s Community Development Department. ­­ As a Planning Assistant with the City of Nanaimo, there is no such thing as a... Read more


Nourish Cowichan

Nourishing the Minds of our Future

May 30, 2019

What began as a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Nursing Professor’s effort to introduce students to community nursing has evolved into a community-led project to nourish the minds of our future.  In 2013, Anita Carroll started taking her students into schools in the Cowichan... Read more


Kimberley Barrett, VIU Bachelor of Science - Biology graduate

VIU Biology Graduate Sets her Sights on Protecting the Environment

May 27, 2019

Inspired by the environmental research she was able to participate in at VIU Kimberley Barrett is excited to enter into the world of research following graduation. ­­ Biology graduate Kimberley Barrett isn’t going to medical school like she originally planned five years ago when... Read more


Kevin Borserio, Director, Skidegate Haida Immersion Program

VIU Recognizes Alumni for Achievements in Language Preservation and Research

May 23, 2019

Luu Gaahlandaay (Kevin Borserio) and Alexis Deighton MacIntyre will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during VIU’s June 2019 convocation ceremonies. ­­ Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) alumni who have leveraged their education for the benefit of society in the areas of... Read more


Patricia Erb will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Laws for her efforts to give a voice to the disappeared and disadvantaged.

Honouring a Voice for the Disappeared

May 22, 2019

Patricia Erb, survivor of the “Dirty War” in Argentina and presently the Executive Director of Crossroads International, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Laws for her efforts to give a voice to the disappeared and disadvantaged.  As one of the only survivors of the... Read more


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