VIU and Belizean Students Awarded Prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships

February 10, 2016

A ceremony was held Feb. 4 at the VIU Nanaimo campus to honour 14 QE II scholarship winners Stephanie Govier burst into tears of joy and immediately called her mom. Kala Mackintosh still can’t sleep because of the excitement, and Haley Robinson recognized right away that she was just given a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” All three Vancouver Island University (VIU) senior undergraduates are... Read more


Technology Marches On, Can We Keep Up?

February 5, 2016

VIU Research and Scholarly Activity: Lunch and Learn with Sally Vinden “Can you imagine holding an iPhone 6 in your hand 10 years ago? Back then, could you imagine what it was capable of?” asks Sally Vinden. “When we train people we have to be looking ahead to the next iPhone, because it’s always right around the corner.” Vinden is currently the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Hairdressing... Read more


Let's Rethink the Education System and Imagine Something Better

January 27, 2016

According to Catherine Brazier, it’s time to imagine an education system that creates well-rounded individuals who understand how to work together, collaborate, make wise decisions and live together harmoniously. She says what we have now falls short of that, but it doesn’t have to. Brazier spent the last 30 years as a teacher, university instructor and curriculum developer. Over the past few... Read more


Paid Positions Put Grad Students On Solid Ground

January 13, 2016

According to a group of Vancouver Island University (VIU) students hired as research and teaching assistants - being paid to do work directly related to the graduate degree they’re working on is just, well, the best. Thanks to VIU administration and union support, VIU’s new Master of Community Planning program has funded nine positions. Each graduate student receives $2,000 per term for 100 hours... Read more


WWI Love Story from CLIP Project Memorialized in Symphony

November 5, 2014

“Just got back from a four mile route march. The houses are very much different from Ontario and the roads flanked with hedges. There are no able bodied civilians around here and in fact no one but old people. The country is surely pretty. Still there is no country like ‘my ain country’ and no girl like my own.” --Letter from Private W. Murray Dennis, stationed in England before heading to WWI’s... Read more


VIU students and faculty attend World Leisure Congress in Alabama

September 29, 2014

Seven students, four faculty and one Dean representing VIU’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE@VIU) – housed in the Faculty of Management’s (FOM) Department of Recreation & Tourism Management – left a lasting impression on the delegates of the World Leisure Congress in Alabama in September. VIU’s involvement at the Congress kicked off with a presentation on the WLCE@VIU to the Word... Read more


Creative Writing Instructor Susan Juby Receives National Appointment

September 22, 2014

Nanaimo-based author and Vancouver Island University (VIU) instructor Susan Juby has been appointed by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) to a new national group of academics representing the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Juby, who teaches in the Department of Creative Writing and Journalism, joins a group of 91 academics appointed to the newly-... Read more


VIU Team Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Technology

August 19, 2014

A Kickstarter campaign that launched August 27  will help test new technology developed by a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Computing Science professor and two 2014 graduates that will help spread Internet information to the many areas of the world where web connections don’t exist. VIU professor, Dr. Frank LoPinto, and recent Computing Science graduates Pauline Hagembe and Alican Kerman are... Read more


Rare opportunity for VIU students, alumni and faculty to present research

June 2, 2014

A team of 15 faculty, alumni and graduate and undergraduate student researchers from Vancouver Island University (VIU) are playing a major role in Canada’s largest chemistry conference at the Vancouver Conference Centre this week. The group, including chemistry professors Dr. Erik Krogh and Dr. Chris Gill, will deliver 12 presentations at the 97th annual Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)... Read more


VIU's Buy-a-Bone to Raise a Whale Campaign Surpasses Half Way Point

May 22, 2014

NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) is more than half way to its target of raising $75,000 to raise a Grey Whale and inspire future generations. The University launched a ‘Buy-a-Bone to Raise a Whale’ fundraising campaign last March to create a world class Grey Whale skeleton exhibit at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, VIU's key marine science research facility in Bowser. "The... Read more


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