VIU to Increase English Language Requirement for International Students

August 2, 2018

To better support students’ academic success, Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be increasing the English language proficiency requirement for international students.  “A number of studies demonstrate that English language proficiency is a critical factor in academic success. By requiring a higher level of academic English, VIU is ensuring that future students are better set up for... Read more


VIU Gives Students Accessibility to Succeed as Entrepreneurs

July 24, 2018

With the support of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) pilot program, people with disabilities will have the opportunity to learn about becoming their own boss.  “Equipping people with the skills they need to thrive and succeed is vital. I’m proud of the work being done at Vancouver Island University to help people with accessibility challenges improve their quality of life and... Read more


VIU Receives International Recognition for High Teaching Standards

July 19, 2018

Vancouver Island University is now recognized as a world leader in teaching excellence. At a special ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 18, UK-based Advance HE announced the overall winner for its 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award, Canada’s McMaster University, and presented trophies and certificates to VIU and the other 16 finalists from six continents. Here’s what Advance HE had to... Read more


VIU Receives International Attention for Teaching and Learning Excellence

July 12, 2018

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) dedication to a high standard of teaching and learning is gaining international recognition. The University is a finalist for the Higher Education Academy’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA). The award is given to an institution in recognition of outstanding approaches to teaching excellence. VIU is one of the 17 finalists shortlisted from... Read more


VIU Program Trains First Nations in Resource Management

July 4, 2018

The community-based First Nations Stewardship Technicians Training Program developed to meet needs identified by different Nations A unique program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is helping First Nations communities monitor their lands and waters. The First Nations Stewardship Technicians Training Program provides specialized training to work in the field of resource management. Designed... Read more


VIU Announces New Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic

June 13, 2018

Dr. Carol Stuart accepts key academic leadership role with University NANAIMO, BC:  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Carol Stuart has accepted the role of Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic. Dr. Stuart will provide leadership and direction to the academy, ensuring that VIU continues to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.... Read more


FOUR B.C. POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS TO COLLABORATE ON SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

June 12, 2018

June 11, 2017 B.C. post-secondary institutions are collaborating in a groundbreaking initiative to strengthen communities through social infrastructure development. Today, four of the province’s leading post-secondary institutions committed to establish the B.C. Collaborative for Social Infrastructure. Simon Fraser University, (SFU), The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), the... Read more


VIU Digitizes Nanaimo Pride Society's History

June 7, 2018

VIU and Nanaimo Pride Society collaborate to preserve society’s historical archives Instead of stashing away memories, VIU is helping the Nanaimo Pride Society preserve their history and present it  for an online audience. In the spring of 2017, Kathleen Reed, Librarian at Vancouver Island University (VIU), noticed a Facebook posting that the Nanaimo Pride Society (NPS) was forming a... Read more


VIU Supported International Polar Tourism Conference This June In Yukon

June 7, 2018

Yukon will host the 6th International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) conference from June 22-28, 2018. The Vancouver Island University (VIU) supported conference – “Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Cultures, Economies, Innovation and Change in Tourism” – will explore the relationship between polar tourism and a variety of cultural and economic areas, including: the arts and... Read more


VIU Honours First Nations Advocate with Honorary Degree

May 29, 2018

Gene Anne Joseph, the first librarian of First Nations heritage in BC, will receive Doctor of Laws at VIU’s June 5 convocation ceremony Since childhood, Gene Anne Joseph was always happiest with a book in hand. “My parents and family would joke that I wouldn’t move in an earthquake if I was reading,” Joseph says. Joseph’s father had an elementary-level education in federal Indian day school... Read more


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