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Dennis Ano is a VIU Master of Business Administration alumni

Alum of the Month: Dennis Año

January 28, 2021

Doing his master’s degree at VIU while working up to 30 hours a week as a Community Health Nurse was one of the biggest challenges Dennis Año (Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in International Management ’15) has ever taken on. After graduating, Año... Read more


VIU Shines Light on Inequities During Global Citizens Week

VIU Shines Light on Inequities During Global Citizens Week

January 27, 2021

Annual VIU event goes virtual with community conversations on building a more just society at home and abroad. In the midst of a pandemic and a year of reckoning with racial injustice, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Global Citizens Week is tackling the theme of... Read more


VIU Professor Assesses Leisure in the Time of a Pandemic

VIU Professor Assesses Leisure in the Time of a Pandemic

January 26, 2021

EXPERT COMMENTARY: VIU Recreation and Tourism Professor Joanne Schroeder says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of access to leisure activities as an investment in the long-term health and well-being of communities.The urgent need to stop people from gathering in... Read more


VIU Nursing Professor Receives Financial Support to Continue Resilience Research

VIU Nursing Professor Receives Financial Support to Continue Resilience Research

January 26, 2021

Support from BC’s health research funding agency will enable Dr. Shannon Dames to focus on further developing a resilience-focused, psychedelic-assisted mental health therapy program.  An innovative psychedelic medicine-assisted therapy and resilience training program... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: January 4 - 15, 2021

January 19, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU in the News. Top Performing article for the last two weeksAP Newswire: BC Scientists Look at Climate Change Impacts on Aquaculture (picked up by numerous publications). Reach: 25 million people. This story was also featured in ... Read more


VIU to Train More Community Mental Health Workers

VIU to Train More Community Mental Health Workers

January 18, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is excited to share the news that the provincial government has provided funding to run a second cohort of our Community Mental Health Worker program in 2021. To learn more, please read the BC Government News release. To learn more about... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Megan Yim

January 14, 2021

Dr. Megan Yim (Bachelor of Arts ’15, Major in Psychology) is passionate about helping people reach their full health potential. Yim, who went on to complete a master’s degree in experimental neuropsychology at the University of Victoria and then a Doctor of Chiropractic from the... Read more


Grant funds prototype of resilience education video game.

Grant Funds Prototype of Resilience Education Video Game

January 14, 2021

VIU Professor Dr. Leigh Blaney receives $10,000 grant to develop Firefighter Edge, a video game that could help firefighters cope with stress and anxiety experienced on the job.Vancouver Island University (VIU) Health and Human Services (HHS) Professor Dr. Leigh Blaney is branching... Read more


: Dr. Yoichi Mukai, a VIU Modern Language Studies Professor; Dr. Kelly Black, a VIU Adjunct History Professor;  Dr. Joy Gugeler, a VIU Creative Writing, Journalism and Media Studies Professor, and Stephanie Johnson, a member of School District 68

VIU Faculty Create Understanding Through Colloquium Lectures

January 14, 2021

People can attend the Colloquium Series lectures from the comfort of their own homes this spring and gain an appreciation of how important the arts and humanities are to understanding today’s world.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series returns... Read more


VIU Joins Mastercard Foundation's Young Africa Works in Kenya Initiative

VIU Joins MasterCard Foundation's Young Africa Works in Kenya Initiative

January 12, 2021

VIU collaborates with Kenyan partner college to establish new electrical trades training program.Vancouver Island University (VIU) has joined the Mastercard Foundation’s five-year Young Africa Works in Kenya-TVET initiative, which is focused on increasing the... Read more


VIU Voices

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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Building resilience and community from home.

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