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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 Integrated Engineering Diploma students will have access to a machine shop, fabrication tools and a computer-aided design studio to enhance their learning.

Integrated Engineering Technologist Program Now Being Offered at VIU

February 4, 2020

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU's) unique engineering diploma program combines mechanical, drafting and civil technologist training into one learning stream.People with a passion for engineering looking to enter the workforce after two-and-a-half years now have the option of taking Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new Integrated Engineering Diploma.The diploma, which allows... Read more


Larissa Richards

Women of STEM

September 18, 2019

The white lab coat and plastic eye protection glasses may not have changed in the past two or three decades, but who is wearing them has. The number of women entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers has increased in recent years, but not enough. What needs to be done to ensure the increasing number of women accessing STEM education translates into more gender... Read more


VIU Engineering Filed School in Trà Vinh, Vietnam.

VIU Engineering Students Tackle New Challenges in Overseas Study Program

September 6, 2019

Engineering solutions and relationships more than 10,000 kilometres from Nanaimo ­­ Nine first-year Vancouver Island University (VIU) engineering students put their knowledge to work in another country and came back with new skills, friends, and insight about living and working with people in a different part of the world.  At the end of the instructional year, students from the... Read more


Students, Employers to Benefit from More Engineering Spaces at VIU

May 2, 2018

An additional 40 engineering diploma and certificate seats at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will give more students access to the technical skills needed for good-paying jobs in the booming tech industry. “There hasn't been any significant investment in tech programming for more than a decade,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. “Adding more tech spaces... Read more


: Vancouver Island University (VIU) students Wilson Nguyen, from left, Wesley Dunn, Allan Stenlund and Jennifer White work on their engineering design during last year’s competition.

VIU Engineering Students Test Skills In Design Competition

April 10, 2018

Public invited to vote for best project design First year engineering students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are building model, moveable structures with Popsicle sticks to test their design skills – and now they want the public to help choose a winner. In a friendly competition, sponsored by Herold Engineering, Helijet International Inc., and the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC... Read more


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