VIU Points: 5 Questions with Leon Potter

June 6, 2018

Meet Leon Potter, Chair of VIU’s Theatre department, who prior to coming to VIU had been working as an actor, director and designer in the theatre industry since 1989. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, specializing in lighting and set design, from the University of Victoria... Read more


Sergio Cocchia and Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia

VIU Awards Honorary Doctorate to Sergio Cocchia and Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia

June 5, 2018

The Cocchias to be recognized at VIU’s June 6, 10 am Convocation Ceremony  As well as their work overseeing a varied business venture through the Crew Group of Companies, focused on hotel, spa and property management, Sergio Cocchia and Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia are dedicated to '... Read more


VIU Awards Honorary Degree to National Reconciliation Leader

June 1, 2018

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph recognized at the June 4 Convocation ceremony “Let us find a way to belong to this time and place together. Our future, and the well-being of all our children, rests with the kind of relationships we build today.” -Chief Dr. Robert Joseph   For world... Read more


VIU Awards Honorary Degree to Dr. Michael Hawes

May 31, 2018

Hawes to receive Honorary Doctor of Letters at VIU’s June 6 afternoon Convocation ceremony On the cusp of dramatic and far-reaching change, researchers are connecting, under the leadership of Dr. Michael Hawes, in their quest for a better tomorrow. Hawes, CEO of Fulbright Canada,... Read more


VIU Honours First Nations Advocate with Honorary Degree

May 29, 2018

Gene Anne Joseph, the first librarian of First Nations heritage in BC, will receive Doctor of Laws at VIU’s June 5 convocation ceremony Since childhood, Gene Anne Joseph was always happiest with a book in hand. “My parents and family would joke that I wouldn’t move in an... Read more


VIU Shortlisted for International Teaching Excellence Award

May 28, 2018

Institution one of 17 finalists from six countries Vancouver Island University (VIU) is receiving international recognition for its high standard of teaching and learning. VIU has been named a finalist for the Higher Education Academy’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award.... Read more


VIU Library Takes Role in Preserving Regional History

May 23, 2018

Newspaper archives to be digitized at VIU Who are we without our stories? It is in sharing our stories – our history – that we build our connection to community. Ben Hyman, University Librarian at Vancouver Island University (VIU), hopes to strengthen residents’ connections to... Read more


VIU Mariner Hockey Player Earns International Attention

May 22, 2018

Criminology student Joshua Cook invited to Great Britain try-outs Sports are not just about the games we play. It’s about the meaningful friendships we build along the way, how we learn to handle defeat and victory, and how we grow as individuals.  This has certainly been... Read more


VIU and MIBI Host Consuls General Visit

May 17, 2018

University and Mid Island Business Initiative participated in a regional familiarization tour for 14 international representatives on May 15 Students and employees got the opportunity to showcase Vancouver Island University (VIU) to more than a dozen representatives from countries... Read more


VIU Geography Students Research Barriers to Bio-Diesel Use

May 11, 2018

Research used to increase awareness of bio-diesel as an alternative to fossil fuels What stops a person from adopting a change in their business operations, and what factors could convince them to make that change? Students in Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professor Dr.... Read more


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