Student Success

Chromebook Classrooms Boot Up at VIU's High School

September 13, 2016

Students benefit from devices that encourage always-on, collaborative learning Every student at The High School at Vancouver Island University (VIU) can now benefit from always-on technology, thanks to an innovative initiative that provides all pupils with a Chromebook computer. Chromebooks look like laptops, but there’s a crucial difference: they don’t have a hard drive. Instead, they’re cloud... Read more

VIU's Clemente Course Breaks Down Barriers

August 31, 2016

Program opens doors to post-secondary educational opportunities for non-traditional students The Clemente Course is a rigorous, university level course that’s been breaking down educational barriers at Vancouver Island University (VIU) since 2008. The program is open to anyone who has a driving intellectual curiosity and desire to engage in higher education but because of life circumstances or... Read more

PhD Candidate's Research at VIU Lab Rewarded in Copenhagen

July 27, 2016

VIU alumna Larissa Richards presented findings to world leading scientists in the field of chemometrics.  VIU alumna Larissa Richards is spending her summer back at her alma mater, hard at work in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Applied Environmental Research Laboratories (AERL). But the University of Victoria (UVic) PhD candidate did get a break from her schedule when she was asked to... Read more

VIU Undergrad Wins Premier's International Scholarship

July 13, 2016

Stephanie Govier, a Natural Resource Protection student at VIU, is awarded the distinguished $6,000 prize while interning in Belize A Vancouver Island University (VIU) student with a passion for the environment has won the prestigious Premier’s International Scholarship. Stephanie Govier, a fourth-year student pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Protection, was awarded the $6,000... Read more

VIU Hairdressing Student Snags Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal

June 22, 2016

Jaime Howden, a Tuition Waiver student, among more than 250 graduates at VIU’s Trades & Applied Technology Convocation ceremonies Friday Jaime Howden is graduating from Vancouver Island University’s Hairdressing Program this Friday with a little silver to add to her kit. The 19-year-old will receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal during the 10 am convocation ceremony on Friday, June... Read more

VIU Donor Gives Students "A Push in the Right Direction"

June 21, 2016

New awards from long-time VIU donor help support Adult Basic Education students Thanks to a long-time supporter of Vancouver Island University (VIU), more student awards were handed out at this year’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) graduation than at any other previous ceremony. Forty students were the lucky recipients of the Pieter de Reuver ABE Awards, which are worth $500 apiece and available... Read more

VIU Culinary Arts Student Shows Off Her Eggcentric Side

April 21, 2016

Cooking video earns VIU student a trip to Ontario for a national conference For Vancouver Island University (VIU) student Janet Kerr, putting all her eggs in a basket has paid off. For a video she made about cooking her family’s preferred weekend-morning breakfast, she has won a chef’s jacket, $250 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Canadian Culinary Federation’s national conference, happening... Read more

Sticky Notes Focus Of VIU Marketing Team's Fundraising Efforts

April 7, 2016

VIU marketing class raises more than $3,000 for charity With stacks of yellow sticky notepads in hand, 56 Vancouver Island University (VIU) students from Professional Selling (Marketing 362) descended on the Nanaimo campus with one goal – to use the tools they were given in the course to raise money for charity.   After forming five teams they spent time developing a marketing strategy and plan... Read more

VIU Engineering Students Test Skills To Bridge Tram Crossing

April 4, 2016

Public invited to vote for best bridge designed by VIU engineering students First year engineering students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are building model bridges with popsicle sticks to test their design skills – and they want members of the public to help choose a winner. In a friendly competition sponsored by Herold Engineering Inc. and HeliJet International and supported by the... Read more

VIU and St. Thomas University Agreement Creates Opportunities for Aboriginal Students

February 25, 2016

St. Thomas University partners with VIU on student and faculty exchanges Keyaira Gruben saw the opportunity and seized it. The St. Thomas University (STU) student who grew up in the small province of New Brunswick found herself leaving her school, family and friends to attend Vancouver Island University (VIU). The opportunity came about thanks to the signing of a Student and Faculty Exchange... Read more