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VIU Building Partnerships for Hands-on Learning Experiences

Building Partnerships for Hands-on Learning Experiences

June 24, 2020

Community partnership ensures VIU carpentry students continue to get experience working on a real construction site while maintaining physical distancing guidelines.Experiential learning is vital for construction trades students to gain the skills they need to enter the homebuilding sector, but the COVID-19 pandemic threw a new challenge at the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Carpentry program... Read more


VIU Master of Business Administration Students learning to be leaders in today's increasingly complex, digital world.

VIU Business Interns Focus on Economic Recovery

May 29, 2020

University partners with national organization to offer businesses and organizations help with solving challenges or exploring new opportunities. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is launching an initiative designed to leverage the experience and intellectual resources of students in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program to support the local community’s economic... Read more


VIU Donates Critical Health Supplies During COVID-19 Crisis

VIU Donates Critical Health Supplies During Covid-19 Crisis

May 25, 2020

University community puts expertise and resources to work to benefit frontline workers. ­­As COVID-19 quickly spread around the world and critical health supplies became scarce, Vancouver Island University (VIU) employees have found ways to help protect frontline responders and their colleagues on campus providing essential services. “Universities have enormous intellectual... Read more


VIU Planting Vegetable Seeds for a Growing Need

Planting Vegetable Seeds for a Growing Need

April 27, 2020

VIU Horticulture facility ramps up the cultivation of vegetable starters for Nanaimo Foodshare’s Good Food Box Program.Vancouver Island University (VIU) has joined with others in the effort to meet the anticipated demand for affordable food during the COVID-19 pandemic. VIU’s G.R. Paine Horticultural Training Centre has made space in its greenhouses this spring to grow more seedlings for... Read more


VIU Shed Your Threads So Children Can Play

VIU Teams Up With Community Partners to Ensure All Children Can Play

February 19, 2020

Collection boxes have been set up around Nanaimo to gather gently used sports equipment and clothing for a community Swap Meet and Fun Fair that will be held on Saturday, March 21 at VIU to level the playing field for youth.A $12,000 Community Wellness grant from Island Health will help get gently used recreational clothing, runners and sports equipment into the hands of children who otherwise... Read more


Human rights Advocate Louise Arbour to be honoured by VIU.

Human Rights Advocate Honoured by VIU

January 27, 2020

Louise Arbour, who has dedicated her professional career to advocating for a more just and compassionate world, will be presented with an honorary degree from VIU on January 31.­­The Honourable Louise Arbour has had an extraordinary judicial career protecting democracy, human rights, social justice and equality. But after almost 30 years on the bench and international stage, the globally... Read more


#WorthIt2020 Vancouver Island University

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


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