VIU Announces New Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic

June 13, 2018

Dr. Carol Stuart accepts key academic leadership role with University NANAIMO, BC:  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Carol Stuart has accepted the role of Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic. Dr. Stuart will provide leadership and direction to the academy, ensuring that VIU continues to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.... Read more


FOUR B.C. POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS TO COLLABORATE ON SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

June 12, 2018

June 11, 2017 B.C. post-secondary institutions are collaborating in a groundbreaking initiative to strengthen communities through social infrastructure development. Today, four of the province’s leading post-secondary institutions committed to establish the B.C. Collaborative for Social Infrastructure. Simon Fraser University, (SFU), The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), the... Read more


VIU Digitizes Nanaimo Pride Society's History

June 7, 2018

VIU and Nanaimo Pride Society collaborate to preserve society’s historical archives Instead of stashing away memories, VIU is helping the Nanaimo Pride Society preserve their history and present it  for an online audience. In the spring of 2017, Kathleen Reed, Librarian at Vancouver Island University (VIU), noticed a Facebook posting that the Nanaimo Pride Society (NPS) was forming a... Read more


VIU Supported International Polar Tourism Conference This June In Yukon

June 7, 2018

Yukon will host the 6th International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) conference from June 22-28, 2018. The Vancouver Island University (VIU) supported conference – “Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Cultures, Economies, Innovation and Change in Tourism” – will explore the relationship between polar tourism and a variety of cultural and economic areas, including: the arts and... Read more


VIU Honours First Nations Advocate with Honorary Degree

May 29, 2018

Gene Anne Joseph, the first librarian of First Nations heritage in BC, will receive Doctor of Laws at VIU’s June 5 convocation ceremony Since childhood, Gene Anne Joseph was always happiest with a book in hand. “My parents and family would joke that I wouldn’t move in an earthquake if I was reading,” Joseph says. Joseph’s father had an elementary-level education in federal Indian day school... Read more


VIU Shortlisted for International Teaching Excellence Award

May 28, 2018

Institution one of 17 finalists from six countries Vancouver Island University (VIU) is receiving international recognition for its high standard of teaching and learning. VIU has been named a finalist for the Higher Education Academy’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award. Introduced last year in association with Times Higher Education, the award recognizes and celebrates an institution-wide... Read more


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


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