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

VIU’s Chemistry Department Saves Water And Energy

April 3, 2014

Vancouver Island University (VIU) will realize substantial savings in water and electricity thanks to innovative thinking by faculty in the Chemistry department. The department recently faced a dilemma - how to generate purified water to meet the growing demands of teaching and research labs? “The existing distillation system was running at full capacity and not able to keep up with peak... Read more

VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station Launches ‘Buy A Bone’ Campaign To Raise A Whale

March 31, 2014

Vancouver Island University is launching an innovative ‘buy a bone’ campaign to raise a Grey Whale and inspire generations. The University needs to raise approximately $75,000 to create a world class Grey Whale skeleton exhibit at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station in Bowser. The Deep Bay Marine Field Station is a key research facility for VIU with a mandate for public education around... Read more

Aboriginal Perspectives Offered In VIU’s Health Care Assistant Program

March 24, 2014

Students in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Health Care Assistant (HCA) program will now benefit from the addition of Aboriginal perspectives relevant to their training, and guidance from Aboriginal Elders-in-Residence at three VIU campuses. VIU had offered an Aboriginal-focused HCA program at its Cowichan campus for that last four years, however VIU faculty recognized the importance of... Read more

VIU Invites Public To Celebration Of Research And Scholarly ‘Slam’ March 25 - 27

March 21, 2014

Graduate and undergraduate student research projects at Vancouver Island University (VIU) cover every topic imaginable including the history of the leg prosthesis, whale watching on Vancouver Island, regional climate change, and soil carbon dynamics in Douglas-fir, to name a few. Come learn about innovative and community engaged student research and scholarly activity at CREATE (Celebration of... Read more