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Dr. Deborah Saucier is VIU's next president

Deborah Saucier Appointed Next President of Vancouver Island University

March 1, 2019

Saucier, an accomplished neuroscientist, dedicated educator and university administrator with a deep commitment to STEM and Indigenous education, will start a five-year term at VIU on July 4, 2019. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Board of Governors is pleased to announce the... Read more


VIU Dental Hygiene Students Brighten Children's Days

VIU Students Brighten Children's Smiles

February 27, 2019

VIU’s Dental Hygiene and Child and Youth Care students team up to provide free teeth cleanings for low income families.  Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/NwHW0DiL0Wo “If the children walk away with a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job,” says... Read more


Philip Oxhorn, VIU Dean of International Education

New Dean of International Education Joins Leadership Team at VIU

February 26, 2019

Dr. Philip Oxhorn to take on key academic role with the University ­­ An internationally respected expert in Latin American affairs is joining Vancouver Island University (VIU) as the new Dean of the Faculty of International Education. Dr. Philip Oxhorn brings almost 30 years’... Read more


Information Technology Network Project

Important Notice for all VIU Community Members

February 26, 2019

The next phase of VIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Network Remediation Project (NRP) to upgrade VIU’s network will require a technology outage on Sunday, March 3, from 8 am – 8 pm. This project will provide significant benefit to all employees and students.   On... Read more


Hundreds of High School Students to Experience University for a Day at VIU

February 22, 2019

WHAT: Discovery Days 2019   WHO: High school students, Grades 10-12, from across the Island and further   WHEN: Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27, 2019   WHERE: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus, various locations While Vancouver... Read more


Indigenous Health Care Assistant Program

Indigenous Health Care Assistant Program Changing Lives

February 22, 2019

The Kw’am Kw’um Shhwuli (Strong Health, Well-being) Health Care Assistant program at VIU Cowichan combines technical training with wraparound supports and Hul’qumi’num language lessons to help move students into high-demand careers. ­­ A unique new program at Vancouver Island... Read more


Hundreds of High School Students Come to VIU for Skills Canada Regional Competition

February 20, 2019

WHAT: Skills Canada British Columbia Vancouver Island Central regional competition WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm WHERE: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus; Nanaimo District Secondary School; Dover Bay Secondary School; John Barsby Secondary School... Read more


VIU ECEC Alum Summer Lin opens her own daycare and helps inspire future ECEC workers

VIU’s Early Child Education and Care Program Doubles Seats for 2019

February 19, 2019

To meet the high demand for jobs, VIU is doubling its capacity for Early Child Education and Care program for the September 2019 intake. Students can receive up to $4,000 per semester for their studies in the ECEC program. Working with children has always been a passion for Summer... Read more


VIU Alum of the Month: Annie Hepp

Alum of the month: Annie Hepp

February 19, 2019

It may take Vancouver Island University (VIU) Biology graduate Annie Hepp a little while to get used to living and working in one of the largest southern United States, where she has landed a position with Texas Parks & Wildlife.  “Living in Texas has definitely changed... Read more


Exploring the Importance of Snow to Vancouver Island Water Supplies

Exploring the Importance of Snow to Vancouver Island Water Supplies

February 15, 2019

VIU researchers are helping devise new methods of assessing the quality and quantity of water sources in coastal mountains using drones.  Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are taking a deeper look at snow packs in unique alpine forested watersheds on northern... Read more


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