VIU Bioblitz Will Contribute To Long-Term Look At Biodiversity

March 23, 2016

BioBlitz will bring students and community together through citizen science A group of volunteers and student researchers will be getting their hands dirty in an effort to identify a wide range of plants and birds during Vancouver Island University’s first BioBlitz. The event is scheduled to get underway on April 17 at Milner Gardens and Woodland as part of the 2016 Brant Wildlife Festival. VIU... Read more

VIU's Master's Of Education Students Change The Way We Look At Learning

March 16, 2016

Master’s of Education Research Conference highlights graduate student projects Vancouver Island University (VIU) Master’s of Education graduate students are designing groundbreaking mentorship programs in schools, proposing curricula that develop ‘grit’ in children while reducing bullying, and inventing award winning Internet-use security protocols that protect children by ensuring online access... Read more

VIU's Cultural Mapping Project Examines What Connects Residents to their Downtown Core

February 17, 2016

VIU students and faculty embark on community research project with Vancouver Island residents In an era of unprecedented change what often anchors a small city is its downtown core. But as economic, social and demographic sands shift over time that anchor can drift. A team of Vancouver Island University (VIU) faculty and students are undertaking a cultural mapping project in an attempt to find... Read more

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