Syrian Painter Exhibits Work at VIU

May 10, 2018

Dema Maksod’s exhibit on the fifth floor of the Library opens May 15 A well-known Syrian painter who is using studio space in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Art and Design Department will display her work in the VIU Library this summer. In 2014, Dema Maksod lost everything... Read more


VIU's Canada Research Chair Focused on "Future Proofing" Shellfish

May 9, 2018

Dr. Timothy Green will be CRC Research Chair in Shellfish Health and Genomics Climate change is one of the biggest threats to shellfish populations and sustainable shellfish farming in Canada and worldwide. In British Columbia, ocean acidification caused by climate change is... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Dr. Rosendo Da Costa

May 7, 2018

When Dr. Rosendo Da Costa moved to Canada from India at the young age of 16 to study at VIU, culture shock took a heavy toll. At first, his grades suffered as he struggled to adjust to life in a very different country from where he grew up, but Da Costa found a welcoming, supportive... Read more


Students, Employers to Benefit from More Engineering Spaces at VIU

May 2, 2018

An additional 40 engineering diploma and certificate seats at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will give more students access to the technical skills needed for good-paying jobs in the booming tech industry. “There hasn't been any significant investment in tech programming for... Read more


Snuneymuxw First Nation Member Returns Home to Teach at VIU

April 24, 2018

Collette Jones, now part of VIU’s Department of Studies in Women and Gender, happy to be teaching in her own territory For Snuneymuxw First Nation member Collette Jones, teaching at Vancouver Island University (VIU) represents a homecoming. Jones, who grew up on her Nation’s... Read more


VIU to Recognize Indigenous Peoples with Ancestral Lands In Canada as Domestic Students

April 18, 2018

VIU’s Board of Governors has made a decisive move to approve a new tuition approach that expresses full respect and recognition of Indigenous citizenship and territories regardless of borders. The new approach will allow any Indigenous peoples whose ancestral lands are within Canada... Read more


VIU Student Researchers and Faculty Organize Annual BioBlitz Event

April 13, 2018

Community volunteers sought to survey flora and fauna  Community members have the opportunity to contribute to biodiversity research during the third annual Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR) BioBlitz. The event is organized and run by student researchers from Vancouver... Read more


: Vancouver Island University (VIU) students Wilson Nguyen, from left, Wesley Dunn, Allan Stenlund and Jennifer White work on their engineering design during last year’s competition.

VIU Engineering Students Test Skills In Design Competition

April 10, 2018

Public invited to vote for best project design First year engineering students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are building model, moveable structures with Popsicle sticks to test their design skills – and now they want the public to help choose a winner. In a friendly... Read more


VIU's Research Week Showcases Student and Faculty Scholarly Activities

April 5, 2018

Members of the public invited to attend research events Research projects big and small are changing the world as we know it, either by expanding knowledge into unknown realms, offering creative solutions for regional issues or building on existing theories. Vancouver Island... Read more


VIU Global Studies Interns Work all Over the World

April 4, 2018

Internship program pairs students with international volunteer experiences  From Argentina and the Caribbean region, to Ghana, Bali and Germany, students in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Global Studies internship program are spreading out across the globe this summer... Read more


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