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

Undergrads Presenting Tourism Research at National Conference

May 20, 2014

Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Tourism Management students are presenting their research this week at a conference in Halifax involving leisure academics from around the world. Natalie Drope and Genevieve Huneault have been invited to attend the 14th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (CCLR) May 21-23, where they will present findings of research they conducted on a VIU... Read more

VIU Faculty Receive Prestigious National Research Grants

April 14, 2014

Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers will receive almost $500,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to create new research and technology facilities on VIU’s Nanaimo campus. Chemistry faculty Dr. Erik Krogh and Dr. Chris Gill, co-directors of VIU’s multi-million dollar Applied Environmental Research Laboratories (AERL), will receive $398,000 from the John R. Evans Fund (... Read more