Student Success

2016 VIU Create Conference Puts Spotlight On Undergraduate Research

February 11, 2016

VIU student research will be on display at the 2016 VIU Create Conference Students descend on the cafeteria from all corners of campus to participate – and the posters, displays, presentations and performances they bring with them always wow the crowds. The 2016 Vancouver Island University (VIU) Create Conference offers an incredible opportunity to showcase and celebrate the major projects and... Read more

TLA and Chevron Award Scholarships to VIU Heavy Equipment Operator Students

January 25, 2016

Two $5,000 scholarships funded by the Truck Loggers Association (TLA) and Chevron have been awarded to students in the Heavy Equipment Operator program at Vancouver Island University (VIU).  BC’s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson presented the awards to VIU students Shane Wiersma, from Duncan, and Linden Feniak, from Sechelt at the Minister of Forests... Read more

VIU Graduates Shine at Biology Career Night

January 18, 2016

Darcy Good is in medical school at UBC, Sandie Dekker is a hematologist, and Morgan Attwell works for the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society, a non-profit that introduces the wonders of the natural world to children. They are just three of eight Vancouver Island University (VIU) biology graduates who took to the stage at Malaspina Theatre on Jan. 6 to share stories of what work has been... Read more

VIU MBA Students Place Best in West at Canada's MBA Games

January 13, 2016

Students in Vancouver Island University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program took fourth place in Canada’s MBA Games, held in Toronto Jan. 2-4, earning the best result for university MBA programs in western Canada. VIU’s 32 MBA students competing alongside more than 700 students from 20 Canadian universities also took first place in the “Spirit” competition, with the best result in... Read more

VIU Graphic Design Student Designs New Nanaimo Arts Council Logo

November 2, 2015

A bright, colourful new logo for the Nanaimo Arts Council (NAC) has been designed by a student in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Graphic Design program. Bee Macadam, now a second year student working toward her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Graphic Design, worked on the logo in her Design Process class in the spring term of 2015. “It was a really great experience for us because... Read more

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