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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


VIU Awards Honorary Degree to a Pioneer in the Field of Social Isolation and Connectedness

January 18, 2019

“There is no other, the other is only ever us,” is the underlying theme in Kim Samuel’s work about connectedness and acknowledging humanity and our entitlement to be treated with love and respect.  Kim Samuel, Founder of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness (SCSC), is unwavering in her advocacy for human rights and inclusive policy change. Her life’s work has focused on the power of... 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


Global Citizenship at the Heart of VIU's GIS Training Program in Ukraine

March 19, 2018

Courses help Ukraine government develop sustainable economic policies NANAIMO, BC: In the spirit of global citizenship, professors from Vancouver Island University (VIU) have helped Ukraine launch a training program in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) to support sustainable economic growth. The program is the culmination of a five-year partnership between VIU, the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic... Read more


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