VIU MBA Students Take First Place in First BC MBA Games

October 23, 2015

Students in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) MBA Society took first place in the inaugural BC MBA Games in Nanaimo on the Oct. 16-18 weekend. Students in VIU’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs competed against MBA teams from Thompson Rivers University (second place winner), University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and University of Victoria. More than 100... Read more

VIU MBA Students Win Top Prize in Riipen Case Study Competition

September 16, 2015

Students in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Master of Business Administration (MBA) program have earned first and third prizes in the Riipen Modus Case Competition, putting their heads together to solve real-world business challenges for a BC-based urban design company. MBA students Aliya Bogdanova and Debasish Sinha impressed the judges from ‘Team Modus’, especially with their thorough... Read more

VIU Automotive Grad Awarded Lt. Governor's Silver Medal Amidst Family Challenges

July 7, 2015

Ines Alvarado has a vision of one day owning her own automotive shop, where she can employ skills she’s developed in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Automotive Service Technician and Management programs. Alvarado’s positive outlook along with her relentless curiosity, work ethic, and attention to detail are all characteristics observed in the Automotive program graduate, her instructors say.... Read more

VIU Trades and Applied Technology Grads Awarded for Excellence

June 25, 2015

Graduates in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Trades and Applied Technology programs received awards for their achievements at a special presentation organized by faculty and staff on June 18. Awards, scholarships and bursaries totalling more than $90,000 were presented to more than 150 students in Applied Business Technology, Automotive Service Technician, Culinary Arts, Professional Baking... Read more

VIU Culinary Student Wins Silver at Skills Nationals

June 5, 2015

Vancouver Island University (VIU) Culinary student Kaya Peters was prepared and organized going into the Skills Canada national culinary competition, looking forward to the moment when the judges would dig into her trio of chocolate desserts. Judging completed and silver medal awarded, Peters was pleased that her passion for cooking combined with months of training had paid off. “My desserts... Read more

VIU Grad Wins Governor General's Silver Medal

June 2, 2015

New graduate Jayson Sinnott received special kudos during Vancouver Island University’s convocation ceremony Monday, June 1. Sinnott was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal for achieving the highest academic standing upon graduation from a bachelor degree program. “I am incredibly honoured and grateful to receive such a prestigious award,” said Sinnott, a graduate of VIU’s... Read more

The High School at VIU Hosts "Sustainable Solutions" Symposium

May 28, 2015

Grade 10-12 students gathered recently at Vancouver Island University (VIU) to discuss important issues confronting Vancouver Island, including waste management, forestry, green energy, population growth, Island lifestyle and transportation. Hosted by the grade 10 Global Studies class at The High School at VIU, the “Sustainable Solutions” symposium attracted students from Aspengrove school and... Read more

Nine Medals for VIU Students at Provincial Trades Skills Competition

April 29, 2015

Five students from Vancouver Island University (VIU) and regional high schools will advance to the Skills Canada National Competition in Saskatoon May 28 to 30 after winning gold medals at the Provincial Skills Canada BC competition. Culinary student Kaya Peters won a gold medal in the Culinary post-secondary competition. The Salmon Arm, BC resident had just started the program in late January.... Read more

VIU Baking Student Wins for BC in USA Pear Bureau Competition

April 9, 2015

A winning recipe for a pear crumble dessert has earned a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Baking program student the chance to represent BC in the USA Pear Bureau’s Culinary Student Competition. Winning for BC with her Pear Custard Cheese Crumble recipe, Esther LePage will compete in the national competition on April 14 in Montreal. A student in VIU’s Professional Baking and Pastry Arts program... Read more

VIU Invites Public to Celebrate Student Achievements

March 19, 2015

Domestic violence, digital stories, human trafficking, music and memory, mammals in Buttertubs Marsh and indigenous edible foods – these are just a few topics that will be covered during a three-day conference to showcase research, scholarly activity and community engagement projects by Vancouver Island University (VIU) students. Graduate and undergraduate students will present the results of... Read more

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