Student Success

VIU Students Win Major National Award for Work on MBA Games

October 16, 2017

Contribution to global citizenship, large fundraising effort for Moose Hide Campaign recognized  The desire to win combined with the desire to change lives turned out to be a magic combination for four Vancouver Island University (VIU) MBA students, who recently won the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Elizabeth Paterson Award for positive contributions to global citizenship... Read more

VIU President's Scholarship Program Waives Tuition for More Than 30 Island Students

September 28, 2017

Top scholars from regional high schools choose Vancouver Island University From developing new medical technologies, to pursuing careers in research, to teaching students with disabilities, the latest round of President’s Scholars began their studies at Vancouver Island University (VIU) this fall with lofty goals and fewer financial worries. VIU awarded 31 full-tuition scholarships to students... Read more

Blind Artist Breaks Down Barriers with Accessible Art

August 18, 2017

VIU Visual Arts and Psychology student Richard Harlow is creating tactile art that can be experienced via touch as well as sight A few years after Richard Harlow started to lose his vision, he began to have a reoccurring dream. In the dream, he was walking through a tropical forest and when he came out, he was on the beach and a beautiful sunset was unfolding before him. The waves were crashing... Read more

VIU Cowichan Celebrates its First Class of Bachelor of Education Graduates

May 30, 2017

The first to start and finish their degrees at the Campus since the program was brought there in 2014, many have already found work The future is bright for the first group of Bachelor of Education students to start and finish their degrees at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cowichan Campus – a class that has enhanced the culture of the campus and added to its vibrancy. The 16 students... Read more

VIU Trades Students Showcase Their Skills at National Competition in Winnipeg

May 29, 2017

Two VIU students, one from Culinary Management and the other from Hairdressing, will compete in the Skills Canada National Competition May 31 – June 3 Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) trades students are about to step onto a national stage to show the world their skills in cooking and hairdressing – and compete for a chance to be best-in-Canada.   Culinary Management Diploma student Amanda... Read more

Active Learning Classroom Coming to the High School at VIU

May 12, 2017

The school recently received a $65,000 grant from Steelcase Education for new furniture to help create a more engaging classroom A classroom at The High School at VIU will be remodeled with a focus on creating a more mobile, dynamic and engaging space for students thanks to a $65,000 grant from Steelcase Education’s Active Learning Centre program. The High School was one of 15 high schools and... Read more

VIU's Aboriginal Students Celebrate Achievements at Graduation Ceremony

April 28, 2017

More than 185 Aboriginal students received degrees, diplomas and certificates from VIU in 2016-17 Hugs, smiles and a few happy tears were the order of the day as Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Aboriginal students celebrated the successful completion of various degree, diploma and certificate programs earlier this month. There are more than 1,400 students who identify as Aboriginal... Read more

VIU Makes More Than $2.4 Million Available for Student Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

March 29, 2017

The amount available for VIU students this year is the highest ever, thanks to generous community support For Emily Martin, a second-year student at Vancouver Island University (VIU), stressing about money is a normal occurrence. The 19-year-old Bachelor of Arts student is paying her own way through university, and while she works at the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Nanaimo North branch... Read more

VIU Visit an Inspiring Experience for Students and Faculty from California's Pitzer College

March 27, 2017

The two institutions have embarked on a unique mentorship exchange program funded through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative Phil Brayley was many miles from home, but on a recent visit to Vancouver Island University (VIU) from his home university – Pitzer College in Claremont, California – he left saying he feels more comfortable in his own skin than ever before. Brayley, whose... Read more

VIU Engineering Bridge Design Contest Includes Students from Vietnam

March 27, 2017

VIU’s Engineering Design Competition ties Vietnam’s Tra Vinh University engineering students to engineering students from VIU Bridges are being built across an ocean thanks to the annual Vancouver Island University (VIU) Engineering Design Competition. Engineering students from both Vietnam’s Tra Vinh University (TVU) and VIU are competing to come up with designs and models based on real world... Read more