Alumni

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


VIU Public Art Promises to Bring Smiles and Inspiration on Rainy Days

August 29, 2018

VIU alumni and faculty use Rainworks to welcome new and returning students  Accessible to all, public art has the power to energize community spaces, promote discussion and debate, and transform the places we work, live, learn and play. Inspired by their mutual love of place... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Slava Govorov

August 23, 2018

Slava Govorov (Business Administration Diploma ’14) has made good use of his VIU education. As owner of the Fourth Street Panago location (he’s opening a second location in Ladysmith soon) and a local development company, Slava is grateful for the community he lives and does... Read more


VIU Global Studies Graduates Make A Difference

August 16, 2018

Five VIU Global Studies graduates and former VIU Professor Dr. Catherine Schittecatte gathered this summer to share about life after university.  After graduating from Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Global Studies (GLST) program, Richard Kulesza wentonto... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Ebrahim Lababidi

July 12, 2018

After graduating from VIU in 2016 with a double major in History and Political Studies, Ebrahim Lababidi rushed home to Beirut, Lebanon, for a quick visit with family before starting his master’s degree at the University of Toronto’s (U of T’s) Munk School of Global Affairs. While... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Liam Ross Gibson

June 6, 2018

Growing up in Nanaimo, Liam Ross Gibson (Diploma in Jazz Studies ’10) had his passion for music fuelled by a summer jazz program that VIU faculty ran at the time. He has followed his passion all the way to graduate school, completing a master’s degree in composition from the... Read more