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Dr. Whitney Wood joins VIU’s as the new Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in the Historical Dimensions of Women’s Health.

Birthing a New Perspective on Women's Health

July 17, 2019

Delving into the historical roots of childbirth experiences, VIU’s new Canada Research Chair hopes to improve women’s encounters with the health-care system during this critical time.  Home birth, water birth or hospital birth; medicated or unmedicated; doctor or midwife – the... Read more


VIU student Eric Evans path to education and journey of healing

Rewriting The Story You Are Born Into

July 10, 2019

We don’t get to choose the life we begin with. Some of us are born into privilege while others are not. One opportunity or disadvantage can vastly change our entire life story. “At the orchard I work at, my boss’s son has dyslexia and his mother fought tirelessly for him to ensure... Read more


Kerri Gwilt upgrades her courses at VIU in order to pursue her long-term goal of becoming a nurse.

Changing Lives Through Education

July 9, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s Adult Basic Education program is supporting students to pursue their dreams.  “Everyone who is here has struggled at some point and this is our second chance to build a better life,” says Julianne McCullough, Adult Basic Education (ABE)... Read more


Message from Ralph Nilson, President and Vice-Chancellor, Vancouver Island University

June 28, 2019

In the last few weeks as President of Vancouver Island University, Suzie and I have had the privilege of looking back with all of you with pride and affection on the twelve and a half years we have been privileged to serve this wonderful evolving university. Vancouver Island... Read more


Community Says Farewell to Outgoing VIU President Dr. Ralph Nilson

June 28, 2019

After more than 12 years as President and Vice-Chancellor of Vancouver Island University, Dr. Ralph Nilson is retiring on June 30, 2019. ­­ “It’s been an incredible privilege to be here, and I look forward to watching the continued growth of this institution.” Dr. Ralph Nilson... Read more


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


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