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Incident at VIU Trout Facility

January 7, 2020

On December 20 and 21, 2019, Vancouver Island University moved approximately 1,500 trout from VIU’s Nanaimo campus to Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Pacific Biological Station, a Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) approved facility, in accordance with the long-standing agreement... Read more


VIU Helps to Build the Green Economy in Belize

VIU Helps to Build the Green Economy in Belize

December 19, 2019

VIU partners with Belize to strengthen technical and vocational education programs aimed at building capacity and resilience in the face of climate change. NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) is helping Belizean institutions develop programs that teach students how... Read more


#WorthIt2020 Vancouver Island University

VIU Launches Campaign to Show Students that University is Worth It

December 17, 2019

The campaign aims to address some common questions and challenges people encounter when thinking about coming to university.­­Going to university is not always a walk in the park, but a new campaign launched by Vancouver Island University (VIU) aims to show people that it is worth... Read more


Tragic News

December 12, 2019

A Message from Dr. Deb Saucier, VIU President and Vice-ChancellorIt is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we must inform our VIU community of a tragic car accident that occurred yesterday and has resulted in the death of one student and serious injury of another, both from our... Read more


Dr. Leigh Blaney helps build resilience in volunteer firefighters

Building Resilience in Volunteer Firefighters

December 11, 2019

A VIU professor is helping volunteer firefighters cope with the physical and mental effects they may experience when they are involved in a traumatic incident.­­Firefighters are the real-life heroes. The people who put their lives on the line to save our homes and rescue us from... Read more


Christmas Magic Fills the Air at Milner Gardens and Woodland

December 10, 2019

Milner Gardens hosts its annual family festival of lights and music this December.It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens and Woodland.The seaside garden in Qualicum Beach hosts its annual family festival, called ... Read more


VIU Culinary Arts alum Jason Lloyd

Alum of the Month: Jason Lloyd

December 6, 2019

Food and cooking have always interested Jason Lloyd. Growing up, family dinners were an important part of his life; after completing the Professional Cook Training/Culinary Arts program at VIU (then Malaspina College) in 1993, Lloyd’s eyes were opened to the wide range of... Read more


Micah Messent legacy awards, VIU Foundation

New Student Awards Honour Legacy of VIU Alum Micah Messent

December 5, 2019

Two awards in memory of a VIU graduate who passed away in a plane crash in March 2019 will be given out to Indigenous students in need in 2020.Friends and family of Micah Messent remember the Vancouver Island University (VIU) graduate as a caring, community-oriented individual who... Read more


Culinary Arts and Baking Students design signature chocolate for VIU

Culinary Arts and Baking Students Design Signature Chocolate for VIU

December 3, 2019

VIU is the fourth Canadian educational institution ̶ and the fifth one in the world ̶ to create an exclusive chocolate recipe.Dark, milk, white, fruits and nuts and even spice  ̶  almost everyone has a favourite shade and type of chocolate, but not many get the opportunity... Read more


Removing Barriers to Online Learning For Trades Students

Removing Barriers to Online Learning for Trades Students

November 29, 2019

Examining Trades and Technical education learning and teaching in a digital age.Digital access to textbooks, lesson plans and research has been transforming the way people learn for the last two decades, but not across all disciplines equally. “Education changes lives,” says... Read more


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