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Students learning carpentry, welding and information technology

VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Explore Careers in Trades and Applied Technology

May 6, 2021

WHAT: VIU Trades and Applied Technology Virtual ExpoWHEN: Thursday, May 27, 3 – 7 pmWHERE: Online/Virtual Trades and applied technology programs at Vancouver Island University (VIU) can help students enter rewarding, high-paying careers after as little as nine months of school.Those interested in learning more about which careers may be a good fit can come to VIU’s first-ever... Read more


VIU Forestry Professor Bill Beese stands in front of trees.

Fires are "Just the Tip of the Iceberg" of Climate Change's Impact on Forests

October 5, 2020

EXPERT COMMENTARY: As wildfires continue to rage across parts of Western Canada and the United States, we were curious about some of the other impacts climate change is having on forests and what forest management tools are being taught in classrooms today to address these issues. Bill Beese, a VIU Forestry Professor and Forest Ecologist, shares some insights.The catastrophic wildfires... Read more


For the Love of Rocks: Rebecca Stirling’s Story

October 17, 2018

By Jenn McGarrigle   For many students, the journey starts in VIU’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. Earth Science alum Rebecca Stirling is one of those students with an incredible story of resilience and determination to share that starts in ABE and leads to an Arctic adventure.   Rebecca Stirling will never forget the day when, lying immobile in a Victoria hospital bed, the... Read more


VIU Plants for the Future with Local Partners

June 19, 2018

1,000 Trees Planted in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region In an effort to limit the environmental impact of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, in June 2018, the Government of Canada entered into an agreement with the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve to make the summit an environmentally responsible event by reducing its carbon footprint. One of the highlights of this agreement was the planting... Read more