FOUR B.C. POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS TO COLLABORATE ON SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

June 12, 2018

June 11, 2017 B.C. post-secondary institutions are collaborating in a groundbreaking initiative to strengthen communities through social infrastructure development. Today, four of the province’s leading post-secondary institutions committed to establish the B.C. Collaborative for... Read more


VIU Graphic Design Student Wins Skills Canada Nationals

June 10, 2018

Joe Thoong takes top spot in country in his category A Vancouver Island University (VIU) student is the nation’s top graphic designer at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition. First-year Graphic Design student Joe Thoong beat out students from across the country to... Read more


VIU Digitizes Nanaimo Pride Society's History

June 7, 2018

VIU and Nanaimo Pride Society collaborate to preserve society’s historical archives Instead of stashing away memories, VIU is helping the Nanaimo Pride Society preserve their history and present it  for an online audience. In the spring of 2017, Kathleen Reed, Librarian... Read more


VIU Supported International Polar Tourism Conference This June In Yukon

June 7, 2018

Yukon will host the 6th International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) conference from June 22-28, 2018. The Vancouver Island University (VIU) supported conference – “Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Cultures, Economies, Innovation and Change in Tourism” – will... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Liam Ross Gibson

June 6, 2018

Growing up in Nanaimo, Liam Ross Gibson (Diploma in Jazz Studies ’10) had his passion for music fuelled by a summer jazz program that VIU faculty ran at the time. He has followed his passion all the way to graduate school, completing a master’s degree in composition from the... Read more


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


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