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Kayla Gromme and Emma Platner

Two VIU Mariners Alumni Take on New Roles as Apprentice Coaches

November 1, 2021

The pair were selected as participants in this year's CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program. Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners alumni have returned as apprentice coaches after being selected as participants in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Female Apprentice Coach Program (FACP). Emma Platner and Kayla Gromme will be on the sidelines this year assisting... Read more

Three VIU Mariner Alumni Take on New Role as Apprentice Coaches

Three VIU Mariner Alumni Take on New Role as Apprentice Coaches

October 23, 2020

The Mariners Athletics and Recreation department is proud to announce three former female student-athletes are joining the ranks of coaches for the 2020-21 sports season. Three Vancouver Island University (VIU) graduates are back with the sports teams they have devoted so much of their time to over the past five years as apprentice coaches.   Andrea Čanković, Emma Platner and Nicole Foglietta... Read more

Joseph Monaghan in Applied Environmental Research Laboratories

VIU Exceeds Fundraising Goal for Imagine VIU Campaign

September 23, 2020

The campaign raised $7.3 million to complete three new buildings on campus, create new scholarships, awards and bursaries, and acquire cutting-edge equipment. From new equipment to learn on, to increased research opportunities, to dozens of new student scholarships, awards and bursaries – the impact of the Imagine VIU campaign has expanded beyond its initial goal of equipping and completing three... Read more

5 Questions With Emeka Udeagha

March 21, 2018

Emeka Udeagha is a Vancouver Island University alumnus, who now works at as a Financial Consultant at Investors Group Financial Services Inc. In 2014, he completed his Master in Business Administration, and after living on four different continents decided to call Nanaimo his permanent home, thanks in large part to his experience at VIU. If you had to do something different, what would you do? I... Read more