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VIU Kenya Partnership

VIU Teams up with NIC and BCIT to Grow International Partnerships in Kenya

February 22, 2022

The initiative takes BC teaching and learning expertise global.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is expanding the footprint of its international cooperation efforts in East Africa with the help of two other BC post-secondary partners.VIU is working with North Island College (NIC) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as partners in the Young Africa Works in Kenya: Youth... Read more


VIU Building Partnerships for Hands-on Learning Experiences

Building Partnerships for Hands-on Learning Experiences

June 24, 2020

Community partnership ensures VIU carpentry students continue to get experience working on a real construction site while maintaining physical distancing guidelines.Experiential learning is vital for construction trades students to gain the skills they need to enter the homebuilding sector, but the COVID-19 pandemic threw a new challenge at the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Carpentry program... Read more


VIU Planting Vegetable Seeds for a Growing Need

Planting Vegetable Seeds for a Growing Need

April 27, 2020

VIU Horticulture facility ramps up the cultivation of vegetable starters for Nanaimo Foodshare’s Good Food Box Program.Vancouver Island University (VIU) has joined with others in the effort to meet the anticipated demand for affordable food during the COVID-19 pandemic. VIU’s G.R. Paine Horticultural Training Centre has made space in its greenhouses this spring to grow more seedlings for... Read more