Alumni

Lainy Nowak, Master of Community Planning

The Class of 2019

September 17, 2019

The future is full of infinite possibilities for the more than 1,200 Vancouver Island University graduates who crossed the stage this year. Fuelled by their passions and equipped to excel in their fields thanks to hands-on learning opportunities and the support they received during... Read more


Cloudhead Games, VIU Alumni staff

A Career in the Clouds

September 17, 2019

For most people, the prospect of spending days immersed in virtual reality worlds is a pipe dream made possible only by winning the lottery or some other turn of good fortune. For the folks at Qualicum-based Cloudhead Games, five of whom are VIU alumni, this is their everyday.Up... Read more


Zoey Poulsen

Alumni News: VIU Magazine 2019 Edition

September 17, 2019

#VIUAlumni tell their stories of where they are now. 1980sVIU is a special place for Tom Osborne (Recreation Administration Diploma ’88), General Manager of Recreation and Parks for the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN). It’s where he met his wife Darcie, and both his son and... Read more


Alum of the Month: Chris Bergen

September 9, 2019

Chris Bergen believes that anyone can excel when they are set up to succeed – a responsibility he says falls to the leader of a group or organization. Through his blog, he writes articles that help people “be the manager you wish you had” and inspire employees to reach their full... Read more


VIU Jazz Studies alum finds harmony

Alum of the Month: Jonathan Bauer

July 23, 2019

Moving to New Orleans gave multi-talented trumpeter and composer Jonathan Bauer the chance to hit the ground running after graduating from Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies program in 2014. Since then, he’s gotten a master’s degree, toured parts... Read more


VIU Baking alumna Kara Shedden

Baking Alum Rise to the Challenge of Starting their own Companies

July 23, 2019

Three Vancouver Island University alumni open up about the trials and tribulations of starting their own businesses in Nanaimo. ­­ Kara Shedden has always wanted to own her own ice cream shop, and now that her dream has come true, life is pretty sweet. After graduating from... Read more