Top High School Students Earn President's Scholarships to Pursue Their Educational Dreams

September 27, 2018

The VIU President’s Scholars program awarded 25 top high school scholars, as well as six students entering their third year of studies at VIU, full-tuition scholarships this year.  From protecting BC’s natural resources; to encouraging people to lower their carbon footprints; to helping people learn and recover from illnesses and injuries, the latest round of President’s Scholars at... Read more


VIU STUDENT REFUGEE PROGRAM PROVIDES STUDENTS SAFETY AND A SECOND CHANCE

September 26, 2018

NANAIMO, BC: Becoming a Canadian resident and studying at university was an opportunity Salem Abdullah never imagined possible until four months ago. Thanks to Vancouver Island University (VIU)’s World University Service of Canada (WUSC) local committee Abdullah is pursuing his passion in a new country.  Abdullah and Emmanuel Lokolong, a refugee from Kenya, are two... Read more


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


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