Vancouver Island University's Malaspina Theatre Gets a Makeover

September 9, 2016

The public is invited to come check out the renovations at a Theatre Open House on September 16 Malaspina Theatre has a new look that’s putting it in the limelight. Brand-new seats, lobby furniture and carpets, a modernized bar area and a fresh coat of paint have brought the theatre into the 21st century, and it’s all thanks to the many community supporters who stepped up to help when Vancouver... Read more


VIU Shows Commitment to Inclusion with Rainbow Staircase

August 30, 2016

University’s Positive Space Alliance, VIU Students’ Union and Administration collaborate on staircase painting initiative Vivid splashes of purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red painted on the covered staircase leading up to the cafeteria at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Nanaimo campus now serve as a very visible reminder of the University’s commitment to supporting an inclusive... Read more


VIU Offers Tourism and Hospitality Training to Visiting Tanzanian Delegation

August 24, 2016

Vancouver Island University and Tanzania’s National College of Tourism developing management programs for the East African country A first-time visit to Vancouver Island University (VIU) by a group of senior college officials from Tanzania is the next step in a unique training collaboration between the two institutions. Five members from Tanzania’s National College of Tourism (NCT) are at VIU for... Read more


Inaugural Appointee Named for VIU's Aboriginal Chair Position

August 18, 2016

Dr. Roy Janisch of Pittsburg State University will use prestigious post to focus on restorative justice Restorative justice and Indigenous communities will be the research topic for the first appointee to a prestigious Aboriginal Chair position at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Dr. Roy Janisch has been named VIU’s inaugural Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal... Read more


Vancouver Island University Dives Into the Sustainable Seafood Market

August 11, 2016

International Centre for Sturgeon Studies partners with local retail shops and restaurants to offer a taste of the prehistoric Something deliciously fishy is happening at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) International Centre for Sturgeon Studies (ICSS) these days – and it’s catching on at local restaurants and retail outlets. The ICSS recently started selling cans of smoked sturgeon and... Read more


Access Enhanced for VIU's Aboriginal Community Health Program

July 27, 2016

One-time provincial funding halves tuition cost for program’s next round, which begins in September 2016 Students who want to study health promotion for Aboriginal communities can now attend a Vancouver Island University (VIU) certificate program for half the cost, thanks to B.C. government funding. One-time funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education means tuition will be halved for the next... Read more


BC Government Announcement: VIU Students Benefit from New Trades Equipment and Training Seats

July 20, 2016

Trades students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will benefit from hands-on learning opportunities through a new investment of $187,071 in industry-standard trades training equipment, as well as $4.85 million in continued support for 1,366 trades seats. Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell announced the funding amounts during a visit to the university on behalf of Minister of Advanced... Read more


Large Increase in Student Enrolment at VIU's Cowichan Campus

June 20, 2016

New building, programs and partnerships help campus better serve the community DUNCAN, BC: Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cowichan Campus is growing. Since the new Cowichan Campus building opened its doors five years ago, the number of students attending classes there has increased by 17 per cent, from 1,092 to 1,280 – an increase of about 200 students. Karen Leeman, Associate Registrar,... Read more


Jarislowsky Foundation Gifts $125,000 USD to Support Aboriginal Chair Position at VIU

June 6, 2016

Gift makes possible the establishment of the prestigious Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies at VIU Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be home to the first Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies thanks to a generous gift of $125,000 USD from the Jarislowsky Foundation, matching the commitment from the Fulbright Canada... Read more


Renowned BC Historian to Receive Honorary Doctorate from VIU

May 10, 2016

Award-winning author Dr. Jean Barman wrote the definitive text on BC history Dr. Jean Barman is a lover of stories, especially those told to her by the people she meets around the province. It’s these stories, the ones that no one else has told, that fascinate the renowned British Columbia historian and author and motivate her to write. In her books, she uses these stories to hook into broader... Read more


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