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VIU will offer the Early Childhood Education and Care Program in Powell River this September.

VIU Expands Early Childhood Education and Care Program to Powell River

May 7, 2019

Many families with young children in British Columbia struggle to find quality childcare. In Powell River, there are only 28 licensed spaces for children 36 months and younger, and those spaces are not always filled to capacity due to the inability to hire qualified staff. To... Read more


Global Philanthropists Recognized by VIU for Education Advocacy

May 2, 2019

In recognition of their efforts to empower youth through education, Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, and Peggy Woo, Strategic Advisor to the Foundation, will receive Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from VIU on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. ­­ Two women who... Read more


Kisii National Polytechnic in Kenya will be rolling out a new trades program in the fall in partnership with Vancouver Island University.

Kenyan Partnership Takes VIU Trades Training Global

May 1, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) institutional partnership with Kisii National Polytechnic (KNP) in Kenya is taking the next step this fall with the roll out of KNP’s new foundations program in Building Technology. Six KNP instructors are at VIU this month being trained... Read more


Aunalee Boyd-Good, Ay Lelum - the Good House of Design

Alum of the Month: Aunalee Boyd-Good

April 30, 2019

As co-owner of the second-generation Coast Salish fashion design house Ay Lelum – the Good House of Design, Aunalee Boyd-Good (Bachelor of Arts, Major in English ’15) is playing an important role in the preservation of culture – one garment at a time. Growing up, Boyd-Good was... Read more


Sustainable Seafood Ambassador, Chef Ned Bell to Receive Honorary Degree from VIU

Sustainable Seafood Ambassador to Receive Honorary Degree From VIU

April 30, 2019

Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree at VIU’s June 21 Convocation ceremony.  A man who has impacted the way thousands of chefs and individuals around the world buy and consume seafood will be honoured by VIU. Ned Bell is an... Read more


Skidegate Haida Immersion Program Elders

Nine Haida Elders Receive VIU's Most Prestigious Award for Language and Culture Preservation

April 29, 2019

Haida Elders create “Great Work” over two decades to preserve and revitalize their language; Vancouver Island University recognizes Elders’ contributions with honorary degrees on Monday, June 3, 2019.     When a culture loses its language, an irreparable connection... Read more


Evangeline Clifton, Tourism Management

Student Group Discusses Truth and Reconciliation

April 25, 2019

The Indigenous Perspectives Learning Circle group, made up of 10 Indigenous, five international and five non-Indigenous students, met monthly over the school year to discuss how to better incorporate Indigenous perspectives into their work, studies and personal lives. ­­ The more... Read more


VIU Researchers Awarded $25,000 in Health Canada's Drug Checking Technology Challenge

VIU Researchers Awarded $25,000 In Health Canada's Drug Checking Technology Challenge

April 25, 2019

VIU researchers developing a breakthrough opioid drug testing system using new equipment provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific – were declared semi-finalists in Health Canada’s Drug Checking Technology Challenge.   Researchers at Vancouver Island University (VIU)... Read more


VIU Initiatives Trust Exploring Business Opportunities

April 23, 2019

The Trust undertakes revenue-generating initiatives for the benefit of VIU and the VIU Foundation. ­­ Vancouver Island University (VIU) has created a business entity that will allow the institution to participate in the economy in ways that VIU isn’t able to do on its own.... Read more


Terrence Good with his project at Shq'apthut, VIU's Aboriginal Gathering Place

VIU Partners with Elementary Schools on Body Mapping Projects

April 18, 2019

The University is reaching out to young students while they are still in the K-12 system to help instill a desire to continue with their education as part of outreach efforts through the EleV learning partnership, which aims to better support Indigenous learners throughout their... Read more


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