Milner Gardens & Woodland Lights up for the Holidays

November 23, 2018

Live holiday music, thousands of dazzling lights, sweet treats, a Teddy Bear cottage and visits with Santa Claus are just a few of the reasons families and community members will enjoy a visit to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum... Read more


Longtime VIU Volunteer Wins Provincial Award

November 22, 2018

One of Emil Sorensen’s favourite things to do is share the knowledge he’s acquired over the years with others. Every morning, the 90-year-old gets up and rides his bike – an electric-assisted bike now, he jokes, because his heart isn’t as strong as it once was – from his Departure... Read more


VIU QES Scholar Proves All Dreams Can Be Possible

November 20, 2018

It has been a long journey for Avryl Brophy to realize she could achieve academically.  “I grew up in foster care since I was 12 years old,” she says. “I never saw the opportunity as a youth that post-secondary education was in my future.” With a little courage and... Read more


Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Economic Impact of Post-Secondary Education

November 19, 2018

After a year of planning, Ruby Barclay arrived at Vancouver Island University (VIU) Student Residences from her hometown with two Rubber Maid totes and a duffel bag. “That was it – that was my entire life,” she remembers. “The first day was really, really tough.” While most youth... Read more


World-Class VIU Research Vehicle Will Monitor Air Quality in Nanaimo this Winter

November 19, 2018

Researchers with Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Applied Environmental Research Laboratories (AERL), in co-operation with community partners are conducting a Regional Air Quality Mapping Pilot Project in the Central Island region. The Mobile Mass Spectrometry Lab, a.k.a. the... Read more


Douglas White III Speaks on Re-Imagining Reconciliation in VIU's Indigenous Speakers Series

November 16, 2018

Douglas White III Kwul’a’sul’tun learned how to fight at a young age. Early on in life, he recognized that there is animosity in the world towards Indigenous peoples and issues. It highlighted for him the importance of learning to stand up for himself and others in different ways.... Read more


VIU Equips Students for Success on Global Day of Giving

November 14, 2018

Thomas Flegel was pleasantly surprised to return to Vancouver Island University (VIU) this fall to complete his second year of the Automotive apprenticeship program in a renovated and expanded building. “Everything in the Automotive building is designed to best reflect industry... Read more


Reminder: Further supports for the VIU Community, week of November 13-16

November 8, 2018

As we move into Study Break for some of our community and the continuation of regular classes and work for others, we would like to remind everyone of the ongoing supports that are in place for students and employees.    For our students: Student Affairs (... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Peter Wizinsky

November 2, 2018

Meet Peter Wizinsky, Vancouver Island University’s first Bachelor of Science in Math graduate since the new major option came into effect this year. Peter, who will walk across the stage on February 1, 2019, wasted no time transitioning to the workforce after completing his last... Read more


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


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