Snuneymuxw First Nation Member Returns Home to Teach at VIU

April 24, 2018

Collette Jones, now part of VIU’s Department of Studies in Women and Gender, happy to be teaching in her own territory For Snuneymuxw First Nation member Collette Jones, teaching at Vancouver Island University (VIU) represents a homecoming. Jones, who grew up on her Nation’s reserve in south Nanaimo, started as a sessional instructor in VIU’s Department of Studies in Women and Gender last... Read more


VIU to Recognize Indigenous Peoples with Ancestral Lands In Canada as Domestic Students

April 18, 2018

VIU’s Board of Governors has made a decisive move to approve a new tuition approach that expresses full respect and recognition of Indigenous citizenship and territories regardless of borders. The new approach will allow any Indigenous peoples whose ancestral lands are within Canada to be considered domestic students rather than international students (with the corresponding difference in tuition... Read more


VIU Professor Awarded Connection Grant for Important Work in Northern Canada

March 23, 2018

Students benefit from funding and participate in polar tourism conference Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professor Dr. Suzanne de la Barre has been awarded a $23,485 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection grant in support of her work on the sixth International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) conference and community tour. De la Barre is a primary... Read more


Global Citizenship at the Heart of VIU's GIS Training Program in Ukraine

March 19, 2018

Courses help Ukraine government develop sustainable economic policies NANAIMO, BC: In the spirit of global citizenship, professors from Vancouver Island University (VIU) have helped Ukraine launch a training program in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) to support sustainable economic growth. The program is the culmination of a five-year partnership between VIU, the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic... Read more


VIU Students Learn Responsible Tourism Management at Field School

March 19, 2018

Yukon provided stunning backdrop for immersive education experience in growing industry In a changing climate, the importance of responsible tourism is top of mind for tour operators and tourists alike. Vancouver Island University (VIU) undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Tourism program, and graduate students from VIU’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management program and the... Read more


VIU Receives $300,000 to Expand Reach of Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program

February 22, 2018

Scholars tackle issues facing coastal communities at home and abroad More students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are going to have a chance to continue the work of building resilience in coastal communities thanks to $300,000 in new funding from the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) program. The funding announcement made this week will support 18 VIU students to... Read more


VIU Professor Awarded Prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship

February 21, 2018

Passion for teaching matched only by helping students discover their own path Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Dr. Pamela Shaw has received the prestigious 3M Fellowship, which is awarded to only 10 educators annually. It is given for exceptional teaching in a Canadian post-secondary institution. “I am so grateful to receive such an honour,” says Shaw. “I couldn’t believe it when I heard. I... Read more


VIU Students Look To Help The Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

February 20, 2018

Societal stigma biggest obstacle in helping those in need It has been called the most urgent healthcare crisis today. A few times each year, the Ministry of Health for British Columbia releases statistics, which indicate more than three people every day are dying of opioid poisoning in the province. The substances doing the killing are fentanyl and carfentanyl. The stories that accompany the... Read more


Lisa Lewis, VIUs acting chair of Adult Basic Education, draws math equations on a chalkboard while holding a cellphone

VIU Online Math Course Allows Students to Complete Assignments on their Cellphones

February 8, 2018

Mobile friendly class provides students flexible learning options Accessing assignments for Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Math 047 online course can be as easy as picking up a phone. The course allows learning to happen anywhere and at any time. Students can access course materials on their cellphone while they are waiting at a bus stop, late at night after a long day of work or while... Read more


World Leisure Centre of Excellence Hosts Three Outstanding Scholars

January 30, 2018

Rare opportunity for public to hear from leading experts in leisure industry NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Department of Recreation and Tourism will host three distinguished visiting scholars through the University’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence. This series supports the work the department does to provide access to exceptional experts for students as well as the... Read more


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