Teaching and Learning

Check Out InVIU for Professional Development Opportunities

May 8, 2019

There are tons of professional development and training opportunities currently listed on VIU's intranet service inviu.viu.ca. All you need to find out what is going on is your CAPITAN credentials. Once you login, choose the Pro D Calendar button on the top left. You can read descriptions and register right on the site.  There are such tantalising options as Research Grant Writing Bootcamp - a... Read more

HR Corner

May 8, 2019

People Plan Coming This Month  By Dan VanderSluis, Associate Vice President, Human Resources In the Fall of 2017, Vancouver Island University undertook to complete one of the recommendations of the Academic Plan – to create a comprehensive strategy for our people. The result is the People Plan. The People Plan was developed based on the feedback VIU employees provided through a series of... Read more

VIU Climate Change Symposium Focuses on Local Solutions

May 7, 2019

VIU student-led climate change symposium on Saturday, May 11 will spotlight sustainable energy solutions for Vancouver Island. ­­ NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) student-led climate change initiative, Awareness of Climate Change through Education and Research (ACER), is hosting its sixth annual public symposium on Saturday, May 11.  The symposium, called Local Solutions to a... Read more

VIU will offer the Early Childhood Education and Care Program in Powell River this September.

VIU Expands Early Childhood Education and Care Program to Powell River

May 7, 2019

Many families with young children in British Columbia struggle to find quality childcare. In Powell River, there are only 28 licensed spaces for children 36 months and younger, and those spaces are not always filled to capacity due to the inability to hire qualified staff. To support the growing demand for childcare, Vancouver Island University is expanding its Early Childhood Education and Care... Read more

Kisii National Polytechnic in Kenya will be rolling out a new trades program in the fall in partnership with Vancouver Island University.

Kenyan Partnership Takes VIU Trades Training Global

May 1, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) institutional partnership with Kisii National Polytechnic (KNP) in Kenya is taking the next step this fall with the roll out of KNP’s new foundations program in Building Technology. Six KNP instructors are at VIU this month being trained on project-based learning and technical skills to deliver the new program, which includes elements of plumbing, carpentry... Read more

Aunalee Boyd-Good, Ay Lelum - the Good House of Design

Alum of the Month: Aunalee Boyd-Good

April 30, 2019

As co-owner of the second-generation Coast Salish fashion design house Ay Lelum – the Good House of Design, Aunalee Boyd-Good (Bachelor of Arts, Major in English ’15) is playing an important role in the preservation of culture – one garment at a time. Growing up, Boyd-Good was surrounded in art – her parents are both artists – instilling in her a deep respect for traditional Coast Salish culture... Read more

Evangeline Clifton, Tourism Management

Student Group Discusses Truth and Reconciliation

April 25, 2019

The Indigenous Perspectives Learning Circle group, made up of 10 Indigenous, five international and five non-Indigenous students, met monthly over the school year to discuss how to better incorporate Indigenous perspectives into their work, studies and personal lives. ­­ The more Evangeline Clifton talks with others about her people's experiences, the more she realizes that further awareness... Read more

Terrence Good with his project at Shq'apthut, VIU's Aboriginal Gathering Place

VIU Partners with Elementary Schools on Body Mapping Projects

April 18, 2019

The University is reaching out to young students while they are still in the K-12 system to help instill a desire to continue with their education as part of outreach efforts through the EleV learning partnership, which aims to better support Indigenous learners throughout their post-secondary journeys. ­­ Terrence Good feels happy when he looks at his body map – a large poster paper outline of... Read more

Innovative Chemistry Major Now Being Offered at VIU

Innovative Chemistry Major Now Being Offered at VIU

April 10, 2019

The emerging disciplines of green chemistry and analytical chemistry are just two of several unique aspects of the new Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry degree program being offered at VIU this fall.  Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award holder Misha Zvekic is excited to be among the first to graduate with Vancouver Island... Read more

VIU business management students

VIU Expands Graduate Business Programs to Support Regional Needs

April 9, 2019

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has developed two new Faculty of Management graduate programs to support the substantial growth of the business sector.  The Graduate Diploma in International Trade (GDIT) and Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM) are both 12-month programs that will be starting in September 2019.  “As a regional university, we are constantly assessing the needs of the... Read more