The Witness Blanket Installation Recognizing Canada's Residential School Era Comes to VIU

September 29, 2016

National art exhibition at VIU’s View Gallery recognizes a darker side of Canada’s past, and supports reconciliation A nationally recognized and thought-provoking contemporary art installation about the impacts of Canada’s Residential School era is coming to Vancouver Island University (VIU) this fall. The Witness Blanket, created by First Nations artist and master carver Carey Newman, is a wood-... Read more

VIU's ACER Climate Change Symposium to Generate Discussion on Policy and Science

September 28, 2016

On Oct. 1 VIU’s student-led climate change initiative, ACER, offers a free symposium on policy changes that could help mitigate climate change effects  The Awareness of Climate Change through Education and Research (ACER) is a Vancouver Island University-based public outreach initiative to promote a greater understanding of the science and social implications of climate change. This inter-... Read more

Medieval Alchemy, Bees and Fantasy Fiction Talk Kicks Off Fall Colloquium Series

September 26, 2016

Free public lecture series hosted by VIU’s Faculty of Arts & Humanities in Malaspina Theatre starts September 30 How does researching medieval alchemy manuscripts translate into a series of fantasy fiction novels? Come to the first presentation in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series on September 30 to hear English Professor Cynthea Masson talk about... Read more

Action-packed year ahead for VIU's Malaspina Theatre

September 16, 2016

University Theatre has an exciting lineup of events planned for the 2016-17 season From a play by a Governor General Award-winning author, to an open house showcasing the recently renovated theatre, to the inaugural 24-hour playwriting competition, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Malaspina Theatre has an incredible lineup of events to entertain, inspire and excite theatre-goers this season... Read more

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