News

VIU Nursing Professor Receives Financial Support to Continue Resilience Research

VIU Nursing Professor Receives Financial Support to Continue Resilience Research

January 26, 2021

Support from BC’s health research funding agency will enable Dr. Shannon Dames to focus on further developing a resilience-focused, psychedelic-assisted mental health therapy program.  An innovative psychedelic medicine-assisted therapy and resilience training program... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: January 4 - 15, 2021

January 19, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU in the News. Top Performing article for the last two weeksAP Newswire: BC Scientists Look at Climate Change Impacts on Aquaculture (picked up by numerous publications). Reach: 25 million people. This story was also featured in ... Read more


VIU to Train More Community Mental Health Workers

VIU to Train More Community Mental Health Workers

January 18, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is excited to share the news that the provincial government has provided funding to run a second cohort of our Community Mental Health Worker program in 2021. To learn more, please read the BC Government News release. To learn more about... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Megan Yim

January 14, 2021

Dr. Megan Yim (Bachelor of Arts ’15, Major in Psychology) is passionate about helping people reach their full health potential. Yim, who went on to complete a master’s degree in experimental neuropsychology at the University of Victoria and then a Doctor of Chiropractic from the... Read more


Grant funds prototype of resilience education video game.

Grant Funds Prototype of Resilience Education Video Game

January 14, 2021

VIU Professor Dr. Leigh Blaney receives $10,000 grant to develop Firefighter Edge, a video game that could help firefighters cope with stress and anxiety experienced on the job.Vancouver Island University (VIU) Health and Human Services (HHS) Professor Dr. Leigh Blaney is branching... Read more


: Dr. Yoichi Mukai, a VIU Modern Language Studies Professor; Dr. Kelly Black, a VIU Adjunct History Professor;  Dr. Joy Gugeler, a VIU Creative Writing, Journalism and Media Studies Professor, and Stephanie Johnson, a member of School District 68

VIU Faculty Create Understanding Through Colloquium Lectures

January 14, 2021

People can attend the Colloquium Series lectures from the comfort of their own homes this spring and gain an appreciation of how important the arts and humanities are to understanding today’s world.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series returns... Read more


VIU Joins Mastercard Foundation's Young Africa Works in Kenya Initiative

VIU Joins MasterCard Foundation's Young Africa Works in Kenya Initiative

January 12, 2021

VIU collaborates with Kenyan partner college to establish new electrical trades training program.Vancouver Island University (VIU) has joined the Mastercard Foundation’s five-year Young Africa Works in Kenya-TVET initiative, which is focused on increasing the... Read more


VIU Culinary Arts student cooking for gold.

VIU Culinary Arts Student Cooking for Gold

January 7, 2021

Ottis Crabbe has earned a spot on Junior Culinary Team Canada, which will be competing at the Culinary Olympics in Germany in 2024. The day his parents opened Abbondanza, a restaurant in Ucluelet, BC, Ottis Crabbe knew he wanted to become a chef.  His path toward... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: Top 24 of 2020

January 5, 2021

Happy New Year!For the first edition of the 2021 Media Highlights report, we wanted to take a look at some VIU-related stories that made an impact in the media last year. We were planning on doing a top 20 of 2020, but couldn’t stop there – from an extraordinary... Read more


Experience VIU

VIU Invites People to Experience University Life in Live Virtual Events

January 4, 2021

Experience VIU 2021 takes place January 16, 20 and 21While the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that much of the teaching and learning activities at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are happening online this year, that isn’t stopping the University from hosting its open house events for... Read more


VIU Voices

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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Community Classroom

Building resilience and community from home.

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