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VIU Shortlisted for International Teaching Excellence Award

May 28, 2018

Institution one of 17 finalists from six countries Vancouver Island University (VIU) is receiving international recognition for its high standard of teaching and learning. VIU has been named a finalist for the Higher Education Academy’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award. Introduced last year in association with Times Higher Education, the award recognizes and celebrates an institution-wide... Read more


VIU and MIBI Host Consuls General Visit

May 17, 2018

University and Mid Island Business Initiative participated in a regional familiarization tour for 14 international representatives on May 15 Students and employees got the opportunity to showcase Vancouver Island University (VIU) to more than a dozen representatives from countries around the world this week. The University partnered with the Mid Island Business Initiative (MIBI) to tour 14... Read more


Syrian Painter Exhibits Work at VIU

May 10, 2018

Dema Maksod’s exhibit on the fifth floor of the Library opens May 15 A well-known Syrian painter who is using studio space in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Art and Design Department will display her work in the VIU Library this summer. In 2014, Dema Maksod lost everything when a bomb fell on her home in Damascus. The blast destroyed everything she owned, including all her paintings.... Read more


VIU Expands Overseas Presence

January 8, 2018

International education is a vital part of VIU’s success.  To foster relations and enhance VIU’s international presence, Dr. Ralph Nilson, VIU’s President and Vice-Chancellor, and colleagues travelled to India, Vietnam and China last spring. During a visit to VIU partner institution Chitkara University, at the Chandigarh campus in northwest India, Nilson signed a new agreement for VIU’s... Read more


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