VIU and McGill Partner to Create Learning and Research Opportunities in Indigenous Studies

October 16, 2018

A deep and shared commitment to supporting the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have led McGill University and Vancouver Island University (VIU) to form a unique collaboration to create new opportunities in Indigenous studies. On Monday, October... Read more

Gender Historians Bring International Research Journal to VIU

October 15, 2018

The world’s leading journal on the history of gender relations is now basing its North American editorial operations out of Vancouver Island University (VIU). VIU History Professors Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, Dr. Katharine Rollwagen and Dr. Cathryn Spence made a successful bid to... Read more

Students at VIU Get Education and Training for Future Success

October 10, 2018

Vancouver Island students can now access new and upgraded facilities that will equip them for careers in the health and trades sectors. A new Health and Science Centre, as well as an upgraded and expanded Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex, were officially opened at Vancouver... Read more

VIU Professor Receives NSERC Discovery Grant for Endangered Species Research

October 9, 2018

What consequences are there to a species when it is on the brink of extinction, then re-populated through captive breeding? This question is one Vancouver Island University (VIU) Biology Professor Dr. Jamie Gorrell is at the forefront of discovering an answer to through his... Read more

Murder, Living in Hell and Facing Fate: VIU's Malaspina Theatre Introduces 2018-19 Season

October 9, 2018

The Malaspina Theatre at VIU’s 2018-19 performance lineup includes Concord Floral, No Exit and Oedipus Rex performed by students. ­­ From a creepy, murder-thriller, to a play set in hell, to a re-envisioned Greek classic, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Malaspina Theatre... Read more

VIU Professor and Master’s Student Collaborate to Develop Vancouver Island's Water Budget

October 3, 2018

In resource-rich Canada, people often assume our water supply is limitless but between contamination and overuse, we have to wonder: how much water is really available? Vancouver Island University (VIU) Geography Professor Dr. Alan Gilchrist and Master of Geographic Information... Read more

Lunch Series Looks to Satisfy Appetites for Information

October 3, 2018

An upcoming series of talks at Vancouver Island University (VIU) promises to put the lunch hour to good use satisfying appetites for intriguing information. The purpose of the Lunch and Learn series is to build a culture of knowledge sharing at VIU — whether it’s original research... Read more

Top High School Students Earn President's Scholarships to Pursue Their Educational Dreams

September 27, 2018

The VIU President’s Scholars program awarded 25 top high school scholars, as well as six students entering their third year of studies at VIU, full-tuition scholarships this year.  From protecting BC’s natural resources; to encouraging people to lower their carbon footprints;... Read more

VIU attends UArctic Council Meeting and Congress in Oulu and Helsinki, Finland

September 26, 2018

Vancouver Island University attends UArctic Council Meeting and Congress in Oulu and Helsinki, Finland As an Arctic Nation, Canada is a significant member of the University of the Arctic (UArctic). UArctic was created in 2002, and VIU has been a member institution since 2007. ... Read more


September 26, 2018

NANAIMO, BC: Becoming a Canadian resident and studying at university was an opportunity Salem Abdullah never imagined possible until four months ago. Thanks to Vancouver Island University (VIU)’s World University Service of Canada (WUSC) local committee Abdullah is... Read more

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