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Headshot of Amy Armstrong and Vanessa Young

Alumni spotlight: Amy Armstrong and Vanessa Young

April 13, 2023

Amy Armstrong and Vanessa Young graduated from VIU’s Bachelor of Interior Design program in 2015. They met during their studies and became good friends. Now they work together as senior co-directors of product design and development at Dvele, a home-building company based in California. We caught up with Amy and Vanessa to learn about their time at VIU and how their education helped them prepare... Read more

An interior of a vehicle with the top of the driver and passenger sears visible. Text across the image says Portal 2022 Words to Transport You.

Portal Hosts First In-Person Launch Since 2020

April 19, 2022

The launch is on April 29 at The Grand Hotel from 6-8:30 pm. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) student-run annual literary magazine is going to be celebrated in-person for the first time in three years thanks to the lifting of Covid restrictions and a desire for face-to-face festivities to mark the accomplishments of nearly 90 contributors since 2020. Portal 2022, a full-colour magazine, is... Read more

Portal magazine's 30th anniversary cover pops with orange and yellow bubbles

VIU's Portal Magazine Celebrates 30 Years of Literary Excellence

April 26, 2021

Portal is hosting a virtual launch of its 30th anniversary edition on Friday, April 30. For 30 years Portal, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) nationally distributed literary magazine, has amplified the voices of emerging writers and showcased the works of up-and-coming illustrators, photographers and artists. Portal is hosting a Zoom virtual launch on Friday, April 30, 7-9 pm, to celebrate... Read more

Rebecca Hanelt, left, and Chantelle Calitz, VIU Graphic Design students, showcase their environmentally sustainable packaging redesigns during the art exhibit Unwrapped at The View Gallery.

Exhibit Showcases Sustainable Alternatives to wasteful Product Packaging

November 19, 2019

VIU Graphic Design students display consumer-conscious packaging during Unwrapped at The View Gallery, on until December 1. Is product packaging nothing but beautiful garbage? It’s a question Nancy Pagé, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Graphic Design Professor, posed to her third-year Package Studio students. Then she issued a challenge – redesign an existing product’s packaging so it is more... Read more