History Professor Receives Highest Academic Honour

October 16, 2018

“Absolutely thrilled. Delighted.” This is how Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, a VIU History Professor, described her reaction to being named the University’s first Fellow in the Academy of Arts and Humanities of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). It’s an honour bestowed on scholars who... Read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits VIU for Town Hall

October 16, 2018

On February 2, close to 1,600 people packed into the VIU gym for an opportunity to participate in democracy in action. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to the Nanaimo Campus for the last in a series of Town Halls across Canada. It was the only Town Hall held in British Columbia.... Read more

Scholar-athlete Alum Wins Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport

October 16, 2018

Kaitlyn Lafontaine dreams of using her education as a tool for change. “I really want to use my education to give back to my community and make a difference,” says Lafontaine, a member of the Métis Nation. “School has taught me I am someone who can make those changes.” It’s... Read more

Louise Mandell Reappointed Chancellor

October 16, 2018

VIU is like family for Louise Mandell, Q.C. It’s one of the reasons she viewed the news of being reappointed to the role of VIU’s Chancellor as a gift. “It’s a powerful experience being part of the VIU family. Here education goes beyond the mind – it touches the heart,” says... Read more

International Recognized Speaker Series Comes to VIU

October 16, 2018

From striking the right balance between the needs of the collective with the needs of the individual; to reconciliation between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; and cultivating world citizenship skills, seven thought leaders from across Canada shared their ideas... Read more

President Nilson Reflects on VIU's 10th Year as a University

October 16, 2018

Ten years ago this April, feelings of excitement and anticipation filled VIU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ralph Nilson as he stood next to former Premier Gordon Campbell under the white-hot spotlights in the Malaspina Theatre. Campbell was there to announce Malaspina University... Read more

VIU Shortlisted for International Award

October 16, 2018

VIU is now recognized as a world leader in teaching excellence. The University was named a finalist for Advance He’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award. Introduced last year in association with Times Higher Education, the award recognizes and celebrates an institution-wide... Read more

VIU and McGill Partner to Create Learning and Research Opportunities in Indigenous Studies

October 16, 2018

A deep and shared commitment to supporting the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have led McGill University and Vancouver Island University (VIU) to form a unique collaboration to create new opportunities in Indigenous studies. On Monday, October... Read more

Gender Historians Bring International Research Journal to VIU

October 15, 2018

The world’s leading journal on the history of gender relations is now basing its North American editorial operations out of Vancouver Island University (VIU). VIU History Professors Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, Dr. Katharine Rollwagen and Dr. Cathryn Spence made a successful bid to... Read more

Students at VIU Get Education and Training for Future Success

October 10, 2018

Vancouver Island students can now access new and upgraded facilities that will equip them for careers in the health and trades sectors. A new Health and Science Centre, as well as an upgraded and expanded Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex, were officially opened at Vancouver... Read more

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