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Students showcasing their projects at CREATE 2019 and Research Week

VIU CREATE 2019 and Research Week

April 3, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty will be participating in Vancouver Island University’s largest showcase event, CREATE 2019 and Research Week.  WHEN: April 8 – 13, 2019  WHERE: Various locations across the Nanaimo Campus  NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University (... Read more


VIU Mariners Women's Volleyball team gold at nationals

VIU Mariners Teams Make History

April 2, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s)  Mariners Athletics Department is having a record-breaking year on the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA’s) national competition circuit.   “I don’t think any other CCAA school in the country has achieved... Read more


carla Tilley VIU's nursing program

VIU Professor Carla Tilley's Journey as a Life-long Learner

March 29, 2019

VIU’s Professor of Science in Nursing Carla Tilley is the epitome of a life-long learner.  “My kids often ask me, ‘mom, when are you ever going to finally graduate?’” she says.  During high school, Tilley took college courses on evenings and weekends. When she... Read more


Raising a Pint of Ale to Build Links to Ancient Cultures.

Raising a Pint of Ale to Build Links to Ancient Cultures

March 29, 2019

A VIU Ethnoarchaeology research project brings the past to life through the re-creation of ancient-inspired ales hailing from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Scandinavia. Digging up centuries-old artifacts to study human activity may not appeal to everyone, but a Vancouver Island... Read more


VIU Elder in Residence Maxine Matilpi

VIU Welcomes New Elders-in-Residence at Nanaimo Campus

March 28, 2019

Maxine Hayman Matilpi (Lakwa) and Barney Williams (Klith-wii-taa) join four other Elders-in-Residence offering support, traditional knowledge and spiritual guidance to students at the Nanaimo Campus. ­­ Vancouver Island University (VIU) has two new Elders-in-Residence at the... Read more


Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New VIU Facility

Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New Facility

March 26, 2019

VIU’s new Centre for Health and Science encourages greater collaboration between students and professionals across all health disciplines.  Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new clinical skills and simulation labs engage students in interprofessional training that allows... Read more


Program that Brings Inmates and University Students Together Expanding

March 21, 2019

Thanks to a generous grant from the Vancouver Foundation, VIU’s Inside-Out program will not only continue, but triple in size. ­­ There’s nothing anybody else could say about Joe Cramer that would be worse than the things he’s said about himself over the years. A former child... Read more


VIU announces 5 recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to partake on a three-month international internship

VIU Announces Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Recipients

March 20, 2019

Five Vancouver Island University (VIU) students will have the opportunity to make a difference internationally this spring thanks to the Canadian Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES) program.  “The QES gives our students the opportunity to collaborate... Read more


VIU Graduate Student Miriam Juarez hopes to influence indigenous learning in Belize

VIU Graduate Student Hopes to Influence Indigenous Learning in Belize

March 19, 2019

VIU Master of Education in Educational Leadership student Miriam Juarez is researching how to incorporate more Maya culture and perspectives into the curriculum taught in her home country of Belize.  NANAIMO, BC: Inspired by the ways Vancouver Island University (VIU) has... Read more


Dr. Philip Oxhorn is the new Dean of the Faculty of International Education

5 Questions with Dr. Philip Oxhorn, Dean, International Education, VIU

March 18, 2019

At the beginning of March, 2019, Vancouver Island University welcomed Dr. Philip Oxhorn into the position of Dean, International Education. He came to us from McGill University where he was serving as Associate Provost (International) and served numerous roles as a Professor in the... Read more


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