VIU's Dr. Patrick Brouder Named BC Regional Innovation Chair for Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development

January 18, 2019

A VIU researcher will explore the impact of tourism development and how it relates to community resilience in rural areas across British Columbia. Vancouver Island University (VIU)’s Dr. Patrick Brouder has been named the new British Columbia Regional Innovation Chair (BCRIC) for Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development.  “VIU is excited to have Dr. Brouder join the institution... Read more


VIU Research Will Inspire Youth to Preserve Culture and Protect Salmon

January 16, 2019

Having the opportunity to go back to her community as a scholar to support the development of programs to preserve her language and culture is exciting to Vancouver Island University (VIU) Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies Professor Dr. Georgina Martin.  Martin has been awarded a $50,000 dollar Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation... Read more


Training the Next Generation of Nurses

January 7, 2019

Candace Boland always knew she wanted a career that helped people. As a fourth-year nursing student at Vancouver Island University (VIU), she is close to achieving that goal.  “When I got started in the VIU Nursing program, I realized this felt right. This is where I am meant to be,” she says.  Born and raised on the Island, Boland and her three boys call Cobble Hill their home... Read more


VIU History Class Partners with Nanaimo Museum on Local History Exhibit

December 20, 2018

Students in an upper-level History course at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are combining the research skills they are learning in the classroom with a crash course in exhibit development. VIU History Professor Dr. Katharine Rollwagen’s Public History class has teamed up with the Nanaimo Museum to create an exhibit for the museum’s Community Gallery on the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 and its... Read more


Learn What Provost Dr. Carol Stuart Has Been Working Hard On

December 20, 2018

VIU Provost and Vice-President, Academic Dr. Carol Stuart has been hard at work since she took over the role in June. Watch her video to learn about the exciting initiatives she has undertaken, as well as some institution-wide learning projects.                         ... Read more


Network Remediation Project Planned IT Outage

December 20, 2018

VIU’s technology infrastructure is in need of significant remediation and renewal. Due to this VIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is moving forward with a major Network Remediation Project (NRP). TheNRPis a critical part of Program Borealis and is tied to other major projects such as AURORA, Constellation, Physical Plant Assessment, and achieving Remediation and Network... Read more


Record-Setting Giving Tuesday Campaign At VIU

December 20, 2018

by David Forrester Vancouver Island University supporters came together to make our fifth annual Giving Tuesday campaign the biggest yet! Throughout November, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends set new records with more than 350 gifts made to the campaign for a total raised of $304,500, a 92 per cent increase from the previous year. With matching gifts from the VIU Foundation... Read more


Tobacco and Cannabis Consultations Complete

December 20, 2018

The VIU-wide tobacco and cannabis consultations, which were undertaken this Fall in light of the legalization of cannabis use, are now complete. Here is a brief reminder of what the two-month consultation process entailed: An online survey sent to all students and employees whose email addresses were current. While the survey was running, two pop-up events were hosted by Master of Community... Read more


VIU Recreation Prescription Project Gets Youth Moving

December 7, 2018

Breaking down barriers to recreation for elementary school children could contribute to healthier, more active adults. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Island Health, Vancouver Island University (VIU) has partnered with the City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation, Division of Family Practice, and the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District to introduce Grade 5 students to more active lifestyles. The 16-... Read more


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