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Cowichan Tribes Elders Teach Land-based Sustainability Course at VIU

December 5, 2018

Enhanced connections to the land, a deeper appreciation for the culture of local First Nations communities and the desire to pass these experiences on to others were key takeaways for students enrolled in a land-based teacher education course offered at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cowichan Campus. Co-taught by Education Professor Nadine Cruickshanks and eight Cowichan Elders, the... Read more


Alum of the Month: Zoey Poulsen

November 28, 2018

YouTuber, freelance digital marketer and published author Zoey Poulsen (Sport, Health and Physical Education ʾ13) is living la dolce vita in her dream city – Rome, Italy. After graduating from VIU, the 26-year-old moved to Toronto, where she pursued a post-graduate certificate in Sport and Event Marketing from George Brown College. Poulsen spent a few years working in the corporate marketing... Read more


Belize Field School Explores Employability Skills

September 17, 2018

Students create portfolios describing how what they learned translates to the workforce  Fourth-year Sport, Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) student Rory Marshall learned a lot on a recent field school to Belize. Thanks to SHAPE’s new collaboration with Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Centre for Experiential Learning, he can relate his experiences to specific skills employers are... Read more


VIU Volunteer Tutor Program Supports Students' Specific Learning Needs

June 28, 2018

In Grade 9, Matt decided to drop out of school with the belief he would never excel at learning. A few years later, he decided to upgrade his courses at Vancouver Island University (VIU), and a University counsellor connected him with Literacy Central Vancouver Island (LCVI). Since 1991, VIU and LCVI have partnered to provide a tutor program to assist adult learners on their education journey... Read more


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