Road to Reconciliation

January 8, 2018

“The only path to reconciliation is one that begins with recognition.” – Douglas White III, Director of VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation    When Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission released their report in 2015, there was a clear... Read more


Introducing the Mass Specmobile

January 8, 2018

By Jenn McGarrigle   Is there something strange in your neighbourhood’s air or water? VIU’s Applied Environmental Research Labs is developing new technologies that could revolutionize how we figure out what’s going on in our environment.   Thanks to a $1-million... Read more


International Biosphere Research Journal Launched by VIU

January 8, 2018

Biosphere reserves are the subject of research around the world, yet the field of study didn’t have an academic journal dedicated specifically to biosphere research. That is, not until recently, when VIU faculty and staff stepped up and created an online academic journal — the... Read more


Trade Students Show off Skills at National Competition

January 8, 2018

Culinary Management Diploma student Amanda Rizzo and Hairdressing student Leesy Ferguson got to show off how good they are with a whisk and a pair of scissors at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg. To get that far, the two students had to outperform dozens of... Read more


Mariners Men's Soccer Team Wins National Championship

January 8, 2018

Vancouver Island University’s Mariners men’s soccer team has won the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Soccer National Championship. Rain pounded Merle Logan Field, but the Mariners didn’t let the weather dampen their spirit. They scored a goal in the first half of the... Read more


New Course Forms Partnership Between Indigenous Science and Western Science

January 8, 2018

The University’s first science course co-taught by a Biology Professor and a Traditional Knowledge Keeper launched at VIU Cowichan last spring. VIU Biology Professor Dr. Suzie Nilson and Traditional Knowledge Keeper Stella Johnny, from Quw’utsun’, taught separate knowledge on the... Read more


VIU Scientists Earn Grants for Ground-breaking Research

January 8, 2018

Grant funding is helping Dr. Erik Krogh and Dr. Chris Gill push boundaries and develop new scientific approaches in environmental chemistry and analytical mass spectrometry.  The VIU Chemistry Profs were awarded two Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council... Read more


VIU Expands Overseas Presence

January 8, 2018

International education is a vital part of VIU’s success.  To foster relations and enhance VIU’s international presence, Dr. Ralph Nilson, VIU’s President and Vice-Chancellor, and colleagues travelled to India, Vietnam and China last spring. During a visit to VIU partner... Read more


On the Menu: Chinese Food with a Side of Cultural Connections

January 8, 2018

For VIU Anthropology Professor Dr. Imogene Lim, a menu isn’t just a list of food choices – it’s also a way of connecting with and studying society.                                    Lim has... Read more


Smoked Sturgeon, Anyone?

January 8, 2018

Something deliciously fishy is happening at VIU’s International Centre for Sturgeon Studies these days – and it’s caught on at local restaurants and retail outlets. The Centre began selling cans of smoked sturgeon and fresh and smoked fillets to restaurants and retail shops last... Read more


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