Trades and Applied Technology

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Team BC Culinary Olympics

Culinary Teams from Across Canada Coming to VIU to Prepare for Global Competition

April 6, 2022

Members of the Junior Culinary Olympic Team Canada and Team BC are hosting a reception and banquet-style dinner event. Top chefs and apprentices from around the province and across the country are coming to VIU this month as part of their continuing path to the Olympics – the Culinary Olympics to be precise. An international event that has taken place every four years since 1900 in Stuttgart,... Read more

Nanaimo Hospice Dream Home

VIU Carpentry Program Partners With Nanaimo Hospice to Help Create Dream Home

March 7, 2022

Students will learn new technology and participate in the construction process. Students in the Carpentry program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be playing a big role in a new community project and it’s all for a good cause. The program is partnering with Nanaimo Community Hospice and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Vancouver Island (CHBA VI) to help construct a grand prize... Read more

5 Questions with David Babich, VIU Chair of Power Engineering

5 Questions with David Babich

December 1, 2020

First Class Power Engineer David Babich has almost half a century of experience working in the trade in a variety of industries from pulp mills to textile manufacturing facilities all around the world. He is the chair and instructor of VIU’s Power Engineering program and says he is excited about the ways his students can be part of the move to eliminating pollution as power systems evolve and... Read more