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VIU Master of Community Planning Program Launches Academic Journal

December 4, 2018

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Master of Community Planning program now has its own peer-reviewed academic journal. Future Plans, an online academic journal accepting submissions from students, professional planners, consultants and researchers across Canada, published its first edition in late November. Featured authors in the inaugural edition include VIU students, a VIU professor and a... Read more


Q&A with Dr. Pam Shaw

October 16, 2018

Dr. Pam Shaw, Director of VIU’s Master of Community Planning Program and Research Director of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI), understands the importance of getting students excited about learning. As an undergraduate at a large university, she was uninspired by the lecture hall until she met a professor whose passion changed her perspective and ignited her... Read more


VIU Press Launches First Book

March 16, 2018

Adjunct Professor Michael A. von Hausen pens Small is Big, a guide to revitalizing small- and mid-size downtowns Vancouver Island University (VIU) Press celebrated an important milestone this week with the launch of its first book. This special honour goes to Small is Big: Making the Next Great Small to Mid-Size Downtowns by Michael A. von Hausen, a leading Canadian urban designer and planner... Read more


VIU Professor Awarded Prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship

February 21, 2018

Passion for teaching matched only by helping students discover their own path Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Dr. Pamela Shaw has received the prestigious 3M Fellowship, which is awarded to only 10 educators annually. It is given for exceptional teaching in a Canadian post-secondary institution. “I am so grateful to receive such an honour,” says Shaw. “I couldn’t believe it when I heard. I... Read more


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