March 18, 2019

Vancouver Island University employees continue to amaze with their pursuit of education and career excellence. In this issue, we want to recognize the following people for their achievements: Kristine Chyplyk for receipt of her Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Her thesis was titled Recognition at Vancouver Island University for Non-Instructional... Read more

Second Annual Sustainability Across Curricula Workshops Rocks VIU

March 18, 2019

By Don Alexander, Geography & Community Planner Professor, Co-chair VIU Sustainability Advisory Committee  Following on the heels of last year’s successful Sustainability Across Curricula workshop, faculty, students and community members came together on February 27th to discuss steps to make VIU a leader in sustainable teaching and learning. As occurred last year, faculty members... Read more

VIU Dental Hygiene Students Brighten Children's Days

VIU Students Brighten Children's Smiles

February 27, 2019

VIU’s Dental Hygiene and Child and Youth Care students team up to provide free teeth cleanings for low income families.  Watch the video here: “If the children walk away with a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job,” says Connor Edwards, a fourth-year student in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Child and Youth Care (CYC)... Read more

Hundreds of High School Students to Experience University for a Day at VIU

February 22, 2019

WHAT: Discovery Days 2019   WHO: High school students, Grades 10-12, from across the Island and further   WHEN: Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27, 2019   WHERE: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus, various locations While Vancouver Island University (VIU) students hit the books during reading break, hundreds of high school students from across the... Read more

Hundreds of High School Students Come to VIU for Skills Canada Regional Competition

February 20, 2019

WHAT: Skills Canada British Columbia Vancouver Island Central regional competition WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm WHERE: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus; Nanaimo District Secondary School; Dover Bay Secondary School; John Barsby Secondary School   Up to 700 secondary school students from Duncan to Nanaimo and Powell River will be at Vancouver Island University... Read more

VIU ECEC Alum Summer Lin opens her own daycare and helps inspire future ECEC workers

VIU’s Early Child Education and Care Program Doubles Seats for 2019

February 19, 2019

To meet the high demand for jobs, VIU is doubling its capacity for Early Child Education and Care program for the September 2019 intake. Students can receive up to $4,000 per semester for their studies in the ECEC program. Working with children has always been a passion for Summer Lin.  “I worked as an ESL teacher for eight years in Taiwan. When we moved to Canada, I knew I wanted to... Read more

VIU Wins Provincial Award for its Commitment to Indigenous Learners

January 23, 2019

Vancouver Island University continues to be a leader in supporting Indigenous learners and building relationships within community, and was recently recognized for its efforts with the 2018 Perry Shawana Award from the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS).  “VIU was chosen for its long history of working closely with local Aboriginal communities and agencies to provide... Read more

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

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