Teaching and Learning

VIU HR Students Take Major Step in Achieving Professional Designation

November 21, 2017

VIU one of a few post-secondary institutions offering accreditation coursework Students taking Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Bachelor of Business Administration, major in Human Resources (HR), will graduate knowing their education reaches the highest professional standard in their field in Canada. The program is supported by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of BC &... Read more

New Addictions Studies Program Helps VIU Grads Find Rewarding Careers

November 16, 2017

Program teaches the theory of addiction from a variety of different perspectives and disciplines Meg Hansell loves helping people turn their lives around. The Vancouver Island University (VIU) alum graduated in the spring with an Addiction Studies Certificate and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and was immediately hired at Edgewood Treatment Centre.   “I love helping people... Read more

VIU Symposium Discusses Effects of Climate Change on Human Health

October 30, 2017

The November 4 event is free and open to the public Degraded air quality due to increased wildfires, pollen production and emissions of air contaminants; an increased number of heat-related deaths; and increased risks associated with some infectious diseases are some of the impacts Health Canada estimates climate change will have on humans. On Saturday, November 4, ACER (Awareness of Climate... Read more

VIU Teaches Kids To Code

September 28, 2017

Nanaimo club inspires kids to learn Computer Science in a fun, engaging way Colourful animated characters, a bit of string and interactive puzzles are some of the tools Vancouver Island University (VIU) Computing Science students will use to help kids grasp the concept of coding. VIU is partnering with University of Victoria’s (UVic) Science Venture, a non-profit organization that offers... Read more

Birth, Death and the End of the World Explored in VIU's Fall Colloquium Series

September 25, 2017

Free public lecture series hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities starts Friday, September 29 From a birthday party, to the apocalypse, to what happens after death, community members can explore a range of themes and timely issues during The Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series fall lineup. Every year, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Faculty members share their... Read more

VIU Faculty Strengthen Global Ties With Colleagues in Tanzania

August 28, 2017

Partnership between VIU and Tanzania’s National College of Tourism aims at launching new program by 2019 Vancouver Island University (VIU) faculty embarked on a trip through Kenya and Tanzania this summer to strengthen existing partnerships and forge new ones. One of the main goals of the trip was to reconnect with partners at Tanzania’s National College of Tourism (NCT). It was a reciprocal... Read more

VIU Offers New Graduate-level Business Program for People with No Formal Business Education

July 13, 2017

The Graduate Certificate in Business, launching in September 2018, provides the specialized education needed to run a business effectively A new graduate-level program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) aims to give people with no formal business education the information they need to run a business effectively. The Graduate Certificate in Business is a one-year, three-semester program that... Read more

Where Coding and Jane Austen Meet: Digital Humanities at VIU

June 30, 2017

Course uses computing tools to look at traditional texts in new ways Vancouver Island University (VIU) Creative Writing and English alum Melisa Jones loves Victorian novels. She also loves computers, and a new course at VIU helped her combine these two passions and discover a talent for research that has driven her to pursue a master’s degree. That life-changing course is English 392:... Read more

VIU Baking Students Head to Belize for Two-week Baking Field School

April 27, 2017

Nearly two dozen students and faculty from VIU and two other institutions go to Belize May 2-14 to learn more about key ingredients bakers use every day Learning how to make chocolate from scratch is something Eve Barrieau never thought she’d get the chance to do, but in a week, the VIU Professional Baking and Pastry Arts student will be doing just that – in Belize. Barrieau, 21, from Ladysmith,... Read more

VIU Carpentry Students Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Build Houses

April 12, 2017

The University’s partnership with the non-profit group allows students to experience working on a real job site while helping out families in need Vancouver Island University (VIU) carpentry students are building a strong foundation for a career in the construction industry, thanks to a partnership between the institution and Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island. Five years ago, the... Read more