Teaching and Learning

VIU Forestry Department Goes Paperless

September 9, 2014

Goodbye textbooks, hello iPads. First-year Forestry students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo, BC are using iPads instead of textbooks as the department goes paperless. “We’re embarking on an exciting new approach to learning,” says Doug Corrin, instructor in Forest Resources Technology program, who launched the initiative with colleague Bill Beese. “We’re going digital with all of... Read more


VIU is First Canadian Member in National College Testing Association

August 18, 2014

Sweaty palms, racing minds, and nerves set on edge by the intense pressure of applying your knowledge in a high stress, time-constrained environment. These describe a few of the normal human responses to exams and test situations faced by students everywhere. As Canada’s first accredited member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA), and the first non-US based institution to earn this... Read more


VIU Students and Faculty Explore Aboriginal Health Perspectives

May 15, 2014

A rare opportunity to learn about First Nations healing and cultural practices brought together 370 students, faculty and members of the region’s health professions for two days last month at the Snuneymuxw Nation’s Big House. Organized by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Office of Aboriginal Education and Health and Human Services (HHS), the second annual “Seasons of Health and Healing” forum... Read more


Discover Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises And Sea Turtles In BC Waters

April 11, 2014

Discover whales, dolphins, porpoises and sea turtles living in BC waters at a special presentation hosted by Vancouver Island University’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station on April 24 at 7 pm. In a presentation entitled “Wild Whales of the BC Coast”, Tessa Danelesko, coordinator of the BC Cetacean Sightings Network (BCCSN), will discuss which species are commonly seen around Vancouver Island, their... Read more


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