5 Questions with Hamish Thomson

November 1, 2018

Hamish Thomson, the cooking and nutrition teacher at the High School at VIU, has spent a large part of his life at the Nanaimo campus starting from when he was a toddler. Thomson was first introduced to VIU when he attended the Malaspina Childcare Centre’s preschool program. After... Read more


VIU Partners with Non-Profit to Give Bikes to Those in Need

October 31, 2018

Are you in need of a way to get to campus, but can’t afford to buy your own bike? Did you have your bike stolen on campus and can’t afford to replace it? VIU’s Health and Safety Office has joined forces with Bikes for Kids, a local non-profit organization started by The Nowik Team,... Read more


VIU Launches Nanaimo-focused Remembrance Day Project

October 29, 2018

For 11 days leading up to Remembrance Day, nearly 200 names of Nanaimo soldiers who died during the First and Second World Wars will be displayed in prominent locations across the city. Nanaimo Remembers is a unique video memorial project that displays details about the fallen... Read more


VIU Research a Breakthrough in Opioid Overdose Harm Reduction

October 29, 2018

Researchers at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are zeroing in on a drug-testing method that could dramatically slow a burgeoning epidemic of opioid overdoses and potentially save countless lives. Led by Dr. Chris Gill, a VIU Chemistry professor and Co-Director of the Applied... Read more


Renowned BC Poet Lorna Crozier Comes to VIU for Gustafson Lecture and Reading

October 23, 2018

VIU’s Ralph Gustafson Distinguished Poet for 2018 is Lorna Crozier, one of Canada’s literary giants. She will participate in three events, including a free reading and a lecture that are both open to the public on November 7 and 8.  Sometimes it can be a risk to speak your... Read more


VIU Library Receives a Grant to Digitize Canada's Historical Narratives of Exploration

October 18, 2018

The narratives of Canada’s journey of exploration will be shared with the online world through the digitization of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Special Collections archives.  VIU is one of 21 successful candidates from 213 applications to receive funding from... Read more


Indigenous Students Embrace Success in EleV Partnership

October 17, 2018

By Jenn McGarrigle   Last fall, VIU became part of EleV, a new collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, the Rideau Hall Foundation, Yukon College and Indigenous communities. The first of its kind in Canada, this learning partnership aims to better support Indigenous... Read more


Driving Student Success

October 17, 2018

By Jenn McGarrigle   An overhaul of VIU’s Automotive building is having a huge impact on how students in this technology-intensive trade learn. Part of the federal and provincial governments’ investments in VIU, the renovations are helping the institution meet the demand for... Read more


What is Happening to the Children?

October 17, 2018

By Aly Winks People who experience childhood trauma often describe the event as life-changing, and rarely for the better. Research suggests that early intervention after such events can make all the difference in a young person’s life. That’s where VIU Child and Youth Care students... Read more


Research @VIU: The Messages in the Medium

October 17, 2018

Every year, faculty and students at VIU go out into communities to participate in research that is having significant impacts on the region as well as giving students important experiential learning opportunities. Here are a few projects they engaged in this year. Project three of... Read more


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