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Sandy Shultz

VIU Welcomes Award-winning Researcher and Neuroscientist

March 8, 2022

Dr. Sandy Shultz has received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award to continue his research at VIU.Improving treatment for people with traumatic brain injuries is the focus of an award-winning researcher joining Vancouver Island University (VIU) this year.Dr. Sandy Shultz, an Adjunct Professor in the Health and Human Services faculty, is VIU’s first recipient of the... Read more


VIU Students Host Model United Nations Conference

January 31, 2018

Conference takes place February 9-10, during Global Citizens Week Things are about to get very diplomatic in Nanaimo, as Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Model United Nations Club prepares to host its second annual model UN conference February 9-10. A Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is an educational experience where students roleplay as delegates to the United Nations and... Read more


Fighting for Justice Exhibit Brings to Light Lesser Told Stories

January 26, 2018

Travelling display a collaborative effort between VIU, UVic and community partners Wing Hay Young, a popular Port Alberni-born boxer, decided to enlist in the Canadian Army in 1940 during the Second World War. He was denied entry based on his ethnicity, prompting his white boxing friends to descend on the enlistment office, refusing to sign up until their friend was accepted. Young, who became... Read more