: 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


VIU's Refrigeration Mechanic Program Takes Training to the Next Level

April 4, 2018

University brings Level 3 training to Island for the first time A new offering in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Mechanic (RACM) program is saving students thousands of dollars in travel and living costs and leading to better job opportunities... Read more


VIU Looks to Future with Balanced Budget in 2018/2019

March 23, 2018

With a consolidated balanced budget of $150.9 million, Vancouver Island University is well-positioned for growth in 2018/2019, and focused on supporting the six key objectives outlined in the University’s core institutional document – the Academic Plan: Promoting and Celebrating... Read more


VIU Professor Awarded Connection Grant for Important Work in Northern Canada

March 23, 2018

Students benefit from funding and participate in polar tourism conference Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professor Dr. Suzanne de la Barre has been awarded a $23,485 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection grant in support of her work on the sixth... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Denise Tierney and Ruben Galdames

March 22, 2018

Two VIU alumni – mixed-media artist Denise Tierney (Bachelor of Arts ’17, Visual Arts major) and sculptor Ruben Galdames (Visual Arts) have teamed up to put on a show together at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery. Opening on Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm, Immortal Narratives reflects... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions With Emeka Udeagha

March 21, 2018

Emeka Udeagha is a Vancouver Island University alumnus, who now works at as a Financial Consultant at Investors Group Financial Services Inc. In 2014, he completed his Master in Business Administration, and after living on four different continents decided to call Nanaimo his... Read more


Global Citizenship at the Heart of VIU's GIS Training Program in Ukraine

March 19, 2018

Courses help Ukraine government develop sustainable economic policies NANAIMO, BC: In the spirit of global citizenship, professors from Vancouver Island University (VIU) have helped Ukraine launch a training program in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) to support sustainable... Read more


VIU Students Learn Responsible Tourism Management at Field School

March 19, 2018

Yukon provided stunning backdrop for immersive education experience in growing industry In a changing climate, the importance of responsible tourism is top of mind for tour operators and tourists alike. Vancouver Island University (VIU) undergraduate students in the Bachelor of... Read more


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