Red Seal Endorsement Now Available for VIU Hairdressing Students

October 11, 2017

The change means access to standardized training and the ability to have education apply across Canada Vancouver Island University (VIU) Hairdressing student Gabrielle Mayor loves everything about her chosen trade, from cutting and colouring hair to creating elaborate up-styles. It’s a creative trade where she’s always learning something new, constantly reading up on the latest trends to stay... Read more

VIU Welcomes New Dean of Social Sciences

October 4, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Brimacombe ready to take on important academic leadership role with the University Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Elizabeth Brimacombe has accepted the role of Dean, Social Sciences. Brimacombe brings 25 years of experience in post-secondary education in BC and a strong background in research and administration to this key VIU role. “I am excited to... Read more

VIU Names New Dean of Education

September 27, 2017

Dr. David Paterson joins University in this key academic leadership role Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. David Paterson has recently taken on the key role of Dean for the Faculty of Education. Reporting to the Provost and VP Academic, the Dean of Education provides academic leadership to ensure the highest quality of instruction and program delivery for VIU students... Read more

Innovative Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth Launched at Vancouver Island University

September 20, 2017

In the spirit of reconciliation, a new learning partnership for Indigenous youth was announced today at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Building from the guidance of Elders and the aspirations of Indigenous youth, VIU will join Yukon College in a collaboration supported by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Mastercard Foundation that creates opportunities for Indigenous learners to be full... Read more

VIU Creating Conversations About Sexual Violence

September 8, 2017

Know More Campaign aims to raise awareness about consent and support services on VIU campuses and in the surrounding communities Having a conversation about sexual violence can be difficult, but Vancouver Island University (VIU) wants to encourage discussions and raise awareness about consent and support services.  VIU recently launched the Know More Campaign which is geared particularly toward... Read more

Premier Horgan expands tuition waiver for former youth in care

September 6, 2017

Young people leaving foster care now will have access to free tuition at all 25 of British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions, Premier John Horgan announced today. “We want youth in our care system to know we are looking out for them and that we believe in their potential. That’s why we are expanding access to post-secondary education for youth aging out of care so they can thrive,... Read more

VIU Welcomes New Dean of Management

August 18, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Flannigan joins University in key academic leadership role Nanaimo, BC:  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Suzanne Flannigan has accepted the role of Dean, Faculty of Management. Reporting to the Provost and VP Academic, Flannigan will perform key tasks such as orchestrating a strategic planning process for the Faculty. “I am delighted to join the Faculty... Read more

VIU Cowichan's Farm-to-Table Teaching Restaurant Now Open Year-Round

August 16, 2017

The Farm Table dining room at Providence Farm is a jewel in Cowichan Valley’s culinary crown Marie Seitcher is taking her passion for cooking to the next level with the help of a unique fine dining teaching kitchen run through Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Culinary Arts program. The 34-year-old from Songhese First Nation has spent the past six months learning at The Farm Table dining room... Read more

VIU Centre Supports Federal Principles on Indigenous Relations

July 14, 2017

Centre’s Director believes principles are a starting point to true recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights The Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University is supportive of the Federal Government’s release of the Principles Respecting the Government of Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples. The Principles indicate a starting point... Read more

VIU Embarks on Three-Year Partnership With Kenyan College to Develop Building Technology Programs

June 22, 2017

Collaboration also promises to forge closer ties between VIU’s trades and engineering programs Vancouver Island University (VIU) is laying the foundations of a strong partnership with a national polytechnic in western Kenya that aims to help bolster the east African school’s building technology programs. VIU faculty and staff are in Kenya this week to meet with colleagues at partner institution... Read more