VIU and McGill Partner to Create Learning and Research Opportunities in Indigenous Studies

October 16, 2018

A deep and shared commitment to supporting the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have led McGill University and Vancouver Island University (VIU) to form a unique collaboration to create new opportunities in Indigenous studies. On Monday, October 15, 2018, Prof. Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, McGill University, and Dr. Ralph Nilson... Read more


Students at VIU Get Education and Training for Future Success

October 10, 2018

Vancouver Island students can now access new and upgraded facilities that will equip them for careers in the health and trades sectors. A new Health and Science Centre, as well as an upgraded and expanded Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex, were officially opened at Vancouver Island University (VIU). The event also marked the completion of a district geo-exchange energy system. [[{"fid":"... Read more


Murder, Living in Hell and Facing Fate: VIU's Malaspina Theatre Introduces 2018-19 Season

October 9, 2018

The Malaspina Theatre at VIU’s 2018-19 performance lineup includes Concord Floral, No Exit and Oedipus Rex performed by students. ­­ From a creepy, murder-thriller, to a play set in hell, to a re-envisioned Greek classic, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Malaspina Theatre explores a range of themes this year. The Theatre’s 2018-19 season includes two mainstage plays – Concord Floral (... Read more


VIU Campaign Aims to Increase Access to Post-Secondary Education

September 20, 2018

September 22 Canada Learning Bond signup event launches new initiative to support learners from low-income families Every child should have the opportunity to access post-secondary education. With this belief in mind, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is launching the Canada Learning Bond Accelerator Program ­– an initiative designed to boost the number of families accessing free government... Read more


Island Savings Invests in Community with Donation to VIU

September 20, 2018

Gift will help University deliver high-quality health and science programs to communities Education has the power to support the quality of life of individuals, with the ripple effect being stronger, happier, healthier communities overall. [[{"fid":"1944","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][... Read more


New Students Ready to RockVIU

August 28, 2018

Welcome events at VIU help students build their stories and share their experiences  School will be back in session soon, and at VIU the fun is just beginning – especially for the 1,000 new students arriving from all over the world to attend university this fall. They will kick off their school year with VIU’s biggest annual event – RockVIU – facilitated by VIU’s new Office of Co-Curricular... Read more


VIU Hosts Three Summer Camps for Indigenous High School Students

July 3, 2018

Free camps held at the University’s Cowichan, Powell River and Nanaimo Campuses Making the transition to university can be scary if you don’t know anybody there and you’ve never stepped foot on a university campus before. Three free summer camps for Indigenous high school students being organized by students in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Aboriginal... Read more


Retiring Provost Dr. David Witty Reflects on Years at VIU

June 14, 2018

Much to be proud of and thankful for at University  Dr. David Witty, outgoing Provost and Vice-President Academic at Vancouver Island University (VIU), knew he was blessed in his new role as he traveled on the ferry one day eight years ago to visit VIU’s Powell River Campus.  There were a few reasons he felt that way. The first and most obvious was the breath-taking scenery. The... Read more


VIU Awards Honorary Degree to National Reconciliation Leader

June 1, 2018

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph recognized at the June 4 Convocation ceremony “Let us find a way to belong to this time and place together. Our future, and the well-being of all our children, rests with the kind of relationships we build today.” -Chief Dr. Robert Joseph   For world-renowned speaker for peace, forgiveness and reconciliation Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, changing the way people... Read more


VIU Awards Honorary Degree to Dr. Michael Hawes

May 31, 2018

Hawes to receive Honorary Doctor of Letters at VIU’s June 6 afternoon Convocation ceremony On the cusp of dramatic and far-reaching change, researchers are connecting, under the leadership of Dr. Michael Hawes, in their quest for a better tomorrow. Hawes, CEO of Fulbright Canada, the world’s most prestigious and largest academic exchange program, will be recognized for his work with an Honorary... Read more


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