Alumni

Beyond 2020

Island Institutions Team Up to Host Virtual Career Fair

November 4, 2020

Beyond 2020 seeks to match employers with qualified students in an all-day event on November 19, 2020.­­Registration is now open for the first-ever multi-institutional virtual career fair on Vancouver Island.Beyond 2020 – Vancouver Island Career and Connections Fair aims to bridge... Read more


VIU Alum of the Month: Ron Brash

Alum of the Month: Ron Brash

October 20, 2020

A passion for tinkering with computer programs and designing web pages led Ron Brash to start his first year of VIU’s Information Technology and Applied Systems (ITAS) diploma program while he was still in high school. Through a partnership program between Nanaimo Ladysmith School... Read more


Ariana White, Culinary alum

Alum of the Month: Ariana White

September 15, 2020

After graduating from the Culinary Management diploma program at VIU in 2012, Ariana White, who has been cooking her whole life, decided to take her career in a new direction and focus on whole animal butchery. She currently works at Chop ‘N Block, a local shop in Kamloops, BC,... Read more


Ruby Barclay, VIU Child and Youth Care alum

VIU Alum Helps Start Mobile Youth Outreach Team to Support Homeless Youth

July 10, 2020

Ruby Barclay, a Child and Youth Care alum and coordinator of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre’s Youth Advisory Council, is part of an initiative that aims to support and learn more about youth living on the streets of Nanaimo.“I am the example of what survival is really about on this... Read more


VIU Alumni Adapt to New Realities of COVID-19 Pandemic

May 1, 2020

During #GivingTuesdayNow on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, VIU is highlighting stories of alumni who are making a difference and supporting communities in a time of crisis.March 2020 will go down in history as the month many of us had our lives drastically altered due to the COVID-19... Read more


Alum of the Month: Sarah Dmytruk

February 28, 2020

At just 16 years old, Sarah Dmytruk’s passion for welding inspired her to enroll in VIU’s Welding certificate program as a dual-credit student, which means she earned credits to complete high school while getting her basic training to become a welder. Now two years later, having... Read more