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Dr. Leigh Blaney helps build resilience in volunteer firefighters

Building Resilience in Volunteer Firefighters

December 11, 2019

A VIU professor is helping volunteer firefighters cope with the physical and mental effects they may experience when they are involved in a traumatic incident.­­Firefighters are the real-life heroes. The people who put their lives on the line to save our homes and rescue us from motor vehicle accidents. They also have a higher than normal exposure to horrific events than the average person.“There... Read more


Nursing Students Go On The Air To Promote Good Health

Nursing Students Go On The Air To Promote Good Health

October 21, 2019

VIU’s nurses of tomorrow address community health-care issues on unique Nanaimo radio show.­­NANAIMO, BC: Five Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) students are taking to the airwaves to provide reliable health information to the community.A Sound Constitution is a radio show that focuses on community well-being, hosted on CHLY 101.7 every Thursday between 10 and 11... Read more


Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New VIU Facility

Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New Facility

March 26, 2019

VIU’s new Centre for Health and Science encourages greater collaboration between students and professionals across all health disciplines.  Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new clinical skills and simulation labs engage students in interprofessional training that allows health care graduates to successfully compete for highly skilled, in-demand jobs.  The $40.9-million, 6,855-... Read more


Training the Next Generation of Nurses

January 7, 2019

Candace Boland always knew she wanted a career that helped people. As a fourth-year nursing student at Vancouver Island University (VIU), she is close to achieving that goal.  “When I got started in the VIU Nursing program, I realized this felt right. This is where I am meant to be,” she says.  Born and raised on the Island, Boland and her three boys call Cobble Hill their home... Read more


Research @VIU: Working Where the Devil Dances

October 17, 2018

Every year, faculty and students at VIU go out into communities to participate in research that is having significant impacts on the region as well as giving students important experiential learning opportunities. Here are a few projects they engaged in this year. Project two of five.  Firefighting can be an intense, stressful job. Of the 14,000 people who do this important, life-saving... Read more


VIU Nursing Professor Receives $10,000 Reach Award

September 10, 2018

Dr. Shannon Dames is investigating how self-compassion development can boost resilience in healthcare workers and address toxic work environments Vancouver Island University (VIU) Nursing Professor Dr. Shannon Dames and a multidisciplinary team from Island Health are collaborating to develop curriculum that will emphasize the importance of promoting self-compassion among healthcare providers... Read more


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