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VIU Launches Campaign to Show Students that University is Worth It

December 17, 2019

The campaign aims to address some common questions and challenges people encounter when thinking about coming to university.­­Going to university is not always a walk in the park, but a new campaign launched by Vancouver Island University (VIU) aims to show people that it is worth their time and effort.The #WorthIt2020 campaign answers some common questions and challenges students encounter, from... Read more


VIU Research Project  - Assessing Creative Tourism in Rural BC and Yukon

Assessing Creative Tourism in Rural BC and Yukon

November 21, 2019

Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are heading north to analyze a relatively new economic driver  ̶̶  creative tourism and its impact on rural communities.Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are leading a study into the role the cultural sector and creative tourism play in the sustainability of smaller, rural cities and towns in northern British Columbia and... Read more


Nursing Students Go On The Air To Promote Good Health

Nursing Students Go On The Air To Promote Good Health

October 21, 2019

VIU’s nurses of tomorrow address community health-care issues on unique Nanaimo radio show.­­NANAIMO, BC: Five Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) students are taking to the airwaves to provide reliable health information to the community.A Sound Constitution is a radio show that focuses on community well-being, hosted on CHLY 101.7 every Thursday between 10 and 11... Read more


Bee Campus designation

Vancouver Island University Recognized as a Bee Campus

October 16, 2019

Bee City Canada designation commits VIU to organizing activities that help protect pollinators on campus and raising awareness about the importance of pollinators.­­Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Nanaimo campus is set to become a hive of bee-friendly events and activities thanks to its designation as a Bee Campus.Bees are tiny insects, but they pack a large ecological punch. More than 70%... Read more


EleV Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth

EleV Learning Partnership Continues to Grow

September 18, 2019

An innovative learning partnership headquartered at VIU is starting to take root. It’s been two years since EleV, a collaboration between VIU and Indigenous communities that is supported by the Mastercard Foundation, launched. The program, which aims to boost the number of Indigenous youth accessing post-secondary education, provides scholarships; wraparound supports such as Indigenous Education... Read more


Zoey Poulsen

Alumni News: VIU Magazine 2019 Edition

September 17, 2019

#VIUAlumni tell their stories of where they are now. 1980sVIU is a special place for Tom Osborne (Recreation Administration Diploma ’88), General Manager of Recreation and Parks for the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN). It’s where he met his wife Darcie, and both his son and daughter are now students here. Highlights of his career with the RDN include the construction of Oceanside Place... Read more


EleV Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth

VIU Spotlight News in Brief

September 17, 2019

News happenings from the 2018-19 academic year at Vancouver Island University.EleV Learning Partnership Continues to GrowAn innovative learning partnership headquartered at VIU is starting to take root. It’s been two years since EleV, a collaboration between VIU and Indigenous communities that is supported by the Mastercard Foundation, launched. The program, which aims to boost the number of... Read more


Alum of the Month: Chris Bergen

September 9, 2019

Chris Bergen believes that anyone can excel when they are set up to succeed – a responsibility he says falls to the leader of a group or organization. Through his blog, he writes articles that help people “be the manager you wish you had” and inspire employees to reach their full potential. Now Operations Supervisor with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Bergen credits his VIU... Read more


VIU Baking alumna Kara Shedden

Baking Alum Rise to the Challenge of Starting their own Companies

July 23, 2019

Three Vancouver Island University alumni open up about the trials and tribulations of starting their own businesses in Nanaimo. ­­ Kara Shedden has always wanted to own her own ice cream shop, and now that her dream has come true, life is pretty sweet. After graduating from Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Baking and Pastry Arts foundation program in 2016, she started her own business... Read more


Nanaimo High School Wins Prestigious Pi Cup

Nanaimo High School Wins Prestigious Pi Cup

May 10, 2019

Top math students in grades eight to 12 in the mid-Vancouver Island area competed in the annual BC Secondary School Math Contest held at VIU. Two teams representing Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo took home the coveted Pi Cup trophy in the 25th annual BC Secondary School Math Contest held at Vancouver Island University (VIU). The top 83 math students: 45 juniors and 38 seniors from 11... Read more


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