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The High School at VIU receives International Baccalaureate authorization

May 29, 2023

The school is the only International Baccalaureate program in Canada that is part of a university. A globally recognized secondary school diploma program is coming to The High School at Vancouver Island University (VIU). The school has now received International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization, an internationally recognized program that aims to prepare students for success at university. The... Read more

5 Questions with Hamish Thomson

November 1, 2018

Hamish Thomson, the cooking and nutrition teacher at the High School at VIU, has spent a large part of his life at the Nanaimo campus starting from when he was a toddler. Thomson was first introduced to VIU when he attended the Malaspina Childcare Centre’s preschool program. After finishing high school in Port Alberni, he returned to the Nanaimo campus to enroll in the Culinary Arts program. Five... Read more