VIU Cowichan Fills Need for More Education Assistants

July 9, 2018

Campus partners with School District 79 to offer the Education Assistant and Community Support certificate program in Duncan From classrooms to community settings, there’s a greater need for people trained to work with children, youth and adults with diverse needs. This need is acutely felt by School District 79 (Cowichan Valley), which continues to recruit qualified and skilled educational... Read more


VIU Visual Art Student Displays Work at Maffeo Sutton Park

June 21, 2018

Ben Sopow is one of 13 artists participating in the Temporary Public Art Program For many student artists, going from the private process of making art in a studio to displaying a finished piece in a public space is a big step. A Vancouver Island University (VIU) Visual Art student has taken the leap from the classroom to the park this year with one of his sculptures on display at Maffeo Sutton... Read more


VIU Graphic Design Student Wins Skills Canada Nationals

June 10, 2018

Joe Thoong takes top spot in country in his category A Vancouver Island University (VIU) student is the nation’s top graphic designer at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition. First-year Graphic Design student Joe Thoong beat out students from across the country to take the gold medal at the national competition, held June 4 and 5 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. “It’s something I’... Read more


VIU Mariner Hockey Player Earns International Attention

May 22, 2018

Criminology student Joshua Cook invited to Great Britain try-outs Sports are not just about the games we play. It’s about the meaningful friendships we build along the way, how we learn to handle defeat and victory, and how we grow as individuals.  This has certainly been true for Joshua Cook, Right Winger for the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners men’s hockey team, who has been... Read more


: Vancouver Island University (VIU) students Wilson Nguyen, from left, Wesley Dunn, Allan Stenlund and Jennifer White work on their engineering design during last year’s competition.

VIU Engineering Students Test Skills In Design Competition

April 10, 2018

Public invited to vote for best project design First year engineering students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are building model, moveable structures with Popsicle sticks to test their design skills – and now they want the public to help choose a winner. In a friendly competition, sponsored by Herold Engineering, Helijet International Inc., and the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC... Read more


VIU Global Studies Interns Work all Over the World

April 4, 2018

Internship program pairs students with international volunteer experiences  From Argentina and the Caribbean region, to Ghana, Bali and Germany, students in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Global Studies internship program are spreading out across the globe this summer for a range of volunteer work placements. This is Shaniya Clayton’s first time travelling to another country. The... Read more


VIU Visual Arts Students Make a Statement at The View Gallery

March 6, 2018

Annual student-curated exhibit runs March 8 – April 6 What is the role of art in society and in what ways does it impact people? Vancouver Island University (VIU) Visual Arts students are showcasing their answers to these questions in Make a Statement, the third-annual student-curated spring show at The View Gallery. For some, this annual exhibit is the first opportunity to connect what they... Read more


From Homeless to Helping Others: VIU Cowichan Student April Murphy's Story

February 23, 2018

An Adult Basic Education student, Murphy overcame multiple barriers to succeed  April Murphy has battled illiteracy, homelessness, and addiction and mental health challenges. Now the 33-year-old Vancouver Island University (VIU) Cowichan Adult Basic Education (ABE) student is well on her way to getting her high school diploma, after which she plans to enter the Community Mental Health... Read more


Automotive Building Facelift Driving Positive Changes for Students

February 22, 2018

Renovations part of federal and provincial governments’ investments in VIU  An overhaul of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Automotive building is boosting the success of the program. The renovations are part of the $20-million Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex expansion and redevelopment project announced in December 2016 by the federal and provincial governments. The Automotive... Read more


VIU Students Host Model United Nations Conference

January 31, 2018

Conference takes place February 9-10, during Global Citizens Week Things are about to get very diplomatic in Nanaimo, as Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Model United Nations Club prepares to host its second annual model UN conference February 9-10. A Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is an educational experience where students roleplay as delegates to the United Nations and... Read more


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