In the Community

VIU Jazz Concert Oct. 13 Features 'The Cookers Quintet'

October 8, 2015

When you’ve had enough of cooking for Thanksgiving, it will be time to relax and enjoy a jazz concert with The Cookers Quintet Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Vancouver Island University (VIU). As special guests of VIU’s Jazz Studies program, the Toronto-based group will perform at 7 pm in the Choral Room in Building 320. Two of the three quintet leaders, Ryan Oliver (tenor sax) and Alex Coleman (bass), are... Read more

VIU recognizes those lost in the First World War by joining ‘The World Remembers’ Project

October 7, 2015

As dusk falls between Oct. 4 and Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, the names of more than 519,000 soldiers killed in the First World War will appear, one by one, on a digital screen in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Welcome Centre (Building 300). VIU has joined “The World Remembers Project,” an international remembrance, education and reconciliation project begun by Canadian actor and director R.H.... Read more

VIU Nursing Students Seek Support for Khowhemun School Project

October 2, 2015

Your quick clicks online could make all the difference for a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Nursing program initiative that aims to install new outdoor play equipment, a walking path and a sheltered community gathering place at Duncan’s Khowhemun Elementary School. An application for $100,000 in funding to complete the project at the Kindergarten to Grade 7 school has been made to the Aviva... Read more

VIU to award more than $800,000 in prestigious QE II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

September 24, 2015

Students interested in studying coastal resilience issues in Belize and on Vancouver Island are invited to a program launch and information session Wednesday, September 30, 4:30 pm, at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Nanaimo campus to learn more about an exciting scholarship opportunity. VIU will award more than $800,000 in scholarships through the prestigious Canadian Queen Elizabeth II... Read more

VIU Business Plan Competition Seeking Best Student and Alumni Ideas

September 23, 2015

If you’re a Vancouver Island University (VIU) student or alumni, and you have a great idea for a new business, you could enter to win a share in $10,000 in cash prizes and $7,000 in business services up for grabs in the 2015 VIU Business Plan Competition. “We know there’s a strong entrepreneurial spirit in our community, and among VIU students and alumni who have great ideas for businesses,” says... Read more

VIU's Campus-wide Open House Coming Up Oct. 2

September 22, 2015

Learn how to make a digital movie, meet a giant sturgeon, get in on a federal election discussion, and take a fun, informative campus tour at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Open House at the Nanaimo campus from 10 am to 3 pm Friday, Oct. 2. These are just a few of the many scheduled activities which you’re invited to discover at VIU’s Open House, which is sponsored by Coast Capital Savings.... Read more

VIU Recognized by Fulbright Canada for Leadership in Aboriginal Education

September 21, 2015

Fulbright Canada, one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the world, has chosen Vancouver Island University (VIU) to be the home of their newest research Chair, the Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies. Fulbright Canada chose VIU because of the leadership role the University has taken in building relationships with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities and supporting... Read more

Susan Juby Talks Young Adult Fiction as Fall Colloquium Series Kicks Off

September 18, 2015

The fall Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series at Vancouver Island University (VIU) kicks off Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 am with an illustrated talk by professor and award winning author Susan Juby. An instructor in VIU’s Creative Writing and Journalism program, Juby will give an illustrated talk on her latest book, The Truth Commission, a young adult novel framed as a work of creative nonfiction.... Read more

VIU Nursing Student Thrilled by $5K Pieter de Reuver Foundation Award

September 9, 2015

The timing of a $5,000 scholarship from Oceanside’s Pieter de Reuver Foundation couldn’t have been better for Alicyn Fleischmann, who begins her third year in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program Sept. 8. Fleischmann learned she had won the Pieter de Reuver Foundation Award of Excellence in the early summer, as she struggled with the idea of working full-time... Read more

VIU celebrates opening of new student health clinic on Nanaimo campus

September 8, 2015

Vancouver Island University (VIU) students will have access to a medical health clinic on the Nanaimo campus as they begin their fall semester. Developed in partnership with Island Health and with support from the Nanaimo Division of Family Practice, the new VIU Health and Wellness Centre offers a wide range of medical services to registered students in its mid-campus location in the Student... Read more