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VIU Alum of the Month: Ron Brash

Alum of the Month: Ron Brash

October 20, 2020

A passion for tinkering with computer programs and designing web pages led Ron Brash to start his first year of VIU’s Information Technology and Applied Systems (ITAS) diploma program while he was still in high school. Through a partnership program between Nanaimo Ladysmith School... Read more


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Update on Spring 2021 term (beginning January)

October 6, 2020

Dear VIU Community,  As the fall term is now underway, we wanted you to know what VIU’s plans are for the Spring term so that we can all prepare. For the Spring term (beginning January), we will continue our ... Read more


VIU Forestry Professor Bill Beese stands in front of trees.

Fires are "Just the Tip of the Iceberg" of Climate Change's Impact on Forests

October 5, 2020

EXPERT COMMENTARY: As wildfires continue to rage across parts of Western Canada and the United States, we were curious about some of the other impacts climate change is having on forests and what forest management tools are being taught in classrooms today to address these issues.... Read more


VIU Launches Two New Information Technology Diploma Programs

VIU Launches Two New Information Technology Diploma Programs

September 29, 2020

VIU answers industry appeal for specialized Information Technology and Applied Systems program offerings in the mid-Island area.Two new information technology diploma programs are being offered at Vancouver Island University (VIU) to meet growing demand for skilled web and mobile... Read more


Food security in the age of COVID-19

VIU Speaker Series Addresses Food Security in the Age of COVID-19

September 28, 2020

WHAT: VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series presents Food Security in the Age of COVID-19: Toward More Resilient Regional Food SystemsWHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6:30 – 8 pmWHERE: Hosted by Zoom webinar Earlier this year, COVID-19 curtailed travel on and off Vancouver... Read more


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VIU Exceeds Fundraising Goal for Imagine VIU Campaign

September 23, 2020

The campaign raised $7.3 million to complete three new buildings on campus, create new scholarships, awards and bursaries, and acquire cutting-edge equipment.From new equipment to learn on, to increased research opportunities, to dozens of new student scholarships, awards and... Read more


Terri Doughty, a VIU English Professor, will use Swedish artist Elsa Beskow’s work to illustrate how children’s picture books can contribute to a shift in perspectives in the plant-human relationship, during her Colloquium Series lecture.

VIU's Colloquium Series Lectures Live Streaming this Fall

September 17, 2020

Annual lecture series delves into a variety of topics including respectful relations between humans and plants, understanding women’s pain and examining London’s last Frost Fair.The show will go on for Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) popular Arts and Humanities Colloquium... Read more


Ariana White, Culinary alum

Alum of the Month: Ariana White

September 15, 2020

After graduating from the Culinary Management diploma program at VIU in 2012, Ariana White, who has been cooking her whole life, decided to take her career in a new direction and focus on whole animal butchery. She currently works at Chop ‘N Block, a local shop in Kamloops, BC,... Read more


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Information on Scholar Strike Canada, September 9 and 10

September 9, 2020

A message from VIU Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Carol Stuart, regarding Scholar Strike Canada On September 9 and 10, 2020, a group of university scholars has organized Scholar Strike Canada – a program of public digital teach-ins covering a range of topics... Read more


:  From left, Scott Britney, Dr. Mercedes Hernandez, Nicolen Johnson and Andre Gauvin have been conducting antibiotic-resistant gene research to determine how common they are in urban environments. (Please note that this photo was taken prior to the COVID

Biology Professor Investigating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Genes in Nanaimo Region

September 1, 2020

VIU’s Dr. Mercedes Hernandez is researching how common antibiotic-resistant genes are among bacteria from urban environments. Antibiotic resistance in bacteria is a worldwide problem and where previously these bacteria were more commonly found in hospitals, now they can be... Read more


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Here you will find helpful information about new initiatives at VIU, process and policies changes that affect how we work, stories about the people who make up this fantastic community and examples of the life-changing work our employees undertake on a regular basis.

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