Teaching and Learning

DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 13, 2020, 6 pm

March 13, 2020

We’d like to let everyone know that we are working hard to address this challenging situation and support our community. There is a lot of background work going on to try and implement best practices to do this. We’d like to thank our community for supporting each other – we all have a role to play to help minimize the risk of transmission. Some key information to share in this update is... Read more


VIU Aims to Fill a Shortage of Power Engineers.

VIU Aims to Fill a Shortage of Power Engineers

February 19, 2020

University rises to the challenge of meeting the demand for certified power engineers to sustain the power and energy needs of growing communities.Power engineers aren’t the most visible people in our workforce, but the reality is, the world can’t operate without them. “Without power engineers, life as we know it would be disrupted,” says David Babich, Vancouver Island University (VIU) Power... Read more


Humane Society International/Canada’s Forward Food plant-based culinary training event at VIU

VIU Culinary Arts Mixing it up at Plant-based Foods Training Event

February 14, 2020

Humane Society International/Canada and Vancouver Island University to co-host innovative plant-based culinary training event.The VIU Culinary Management diploma program provides training in advanced culinary and pastry techniques, as well as management, accounting and beverage skills. Program Chair Jason Lloyd says the two-day culinary training experience will help future chefs learn and develop... Read more


VIU and Camosun Initiative Supports Indigenous Trades Training

VIU and Camosun Initiative Supports Indigenous Trades Training

January 28, 2020

VIU and Camosun College partnership will create new career pathways in the trades for Indigenous Peoples.A new program sponsored by the Province of BC and the Industry Training Authority BC (ITA) will provide an opportunity for Indigenous students to explore career options in trades at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cowichan Campus and Camosun College. Camosun and VIU will receive... Read more


Celebrating Innovation for a Sustainable Global Community

Celebrating Innovation for a Sustainable Global Community

January 27, 2020

VIU stages Global Citizens Week to showcase employee, student and community Innovation in Action for a better world.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is opening its doors to the local community to take part in Global Citizens Week activities showcasing the many initiatives faculty, students and community members are involved in to build a better world.Innovation in Action is the theme of this... Read more


VIU students to benefit from Norwegian collaboration in outdoor studies.

VIU Students to Benefit From Norwegian Collaboration in Outdoor Studies

January 24, 2020

New partnership will allow VIU students to take outdoor experiential learning beyond the boundaries of British Columbia.­­A new partnership will allow Canadian and Norwegian university students to benefit from interdisciplinary nature-based recreation and outdoor wellness education programs offered in both countries.This new initiative builds on Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) membership... Read more


Cold War Propaganda, Graphic Narratives and Magical Music Explored in Series

January 22, 2020

Spring Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series allows faculty to share their scholarly and creative work. Action-packed television shows in the 1950s entertained many children, but also served as a powerful Cold War propaganda tool that conveyed messages about security, ethnicity and gender, say VIU History professors Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh and Dr. Katharine Rollwagen.They’ll... Read more


VIU's Nanaimo, Cowichan and Parksville-Qualicum locations are closed for the morning (Thursday, January 16, 2020)

January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland are CLOSED for morning classes. Travel to VIU may still be a challenge, so these locations are closed while crews work to improve conditions. Next update will be at 10:30 am for the status of afternoon... Read more


VIU Helps to Build the Green Economy in Belize

VIU Helps to Build the Green Economy in Belize

December 19, 2019

VIU partners with Belize to strengthen technical and vocational education programs aimed at building capacity and resilience in the face of climate change. NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) is helping Belizean institutions develop programs that teach students how to adapt to environmental threats such as climate change, and create new programs in forestry. VIU, in... Read more


Dr. Leigh Blaney helps build resilience in volunteer firefighters

Building Resilience in Volunteer Firefighters

December 11, 2019

A VIU professor is helping volunteer firefighters cope with the physical and mental effects they may experience when they are involved in a traumatic incident.­­Firefighters are the real-life heroes. The people who put their lives on the line to save our homes and rescue us from motor vehicle accidents. They also have a higher than normal exposure to horrific events than the average person.“There... Read more


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