Teaching and Learning

VIU Students Look To Help The Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

February 20, 2018

Societal stigma biggest obstacle in helping those in need It has been called the most urgent healthcare crisis today. A few times each year, the Ministry of Health for British Columbia releases statistics, which indicate more than three people every day are dying of opioid poisoning in the province. The substances doing the killing are fentanyl and carfentanyl. The stories that accompany the... Read more

Lisa Lewis, VIUs acting chair of Adult Basic Education, draws math equations on a chalkboard while holding a cellphone

VIU Online Math Course Allows Students to Complete Assignments on their Cellphones

February 8, 2018

Mobile friendly class provides students flexible learning options Accessing assignments for Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Math 047 online course can be as easy as picking up a phone. The course allows learning to happen anywhere and at any time. Students can access course materials on their cellphone while they are waiting at a bus stop, late at night after a long day of work or while they... Read more

World Leisure Centre of Excellence Hosts Three Outstanding Scholars

January 30, 2018

Rare opportunity for public to hear from leading experts in leisure industry NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Department of Recreation and Tourism will host three distinguished visiting scholars through the University’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence. This series supports the work the department does to provide access to exceptional experts for students as well as the... Read more

VIU Writers Tackle Assimilation, Cultural Collaborations and Acceptance in Spring Colloquium Series

January 22, 2018

Free public lecture series hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities starts Friday, January 26  From overwriting the Bard, to Seamus Heaney’s contributions to the world, to a unique playwriting collaboration, community members will get to look at the world from several different writers’ perspectives during The Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series spring lineup. The Colloquium presentations... Read more

VIU Learning Series Aims to Help People Understand Indigenous Perspectives

December 21, 2017

Organized by the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement, the free sessions are open to community A unique learning series designed by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement invites community to join the conversation about reconciliation. The Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun: One Heart, One Mind learning series includes a range of half-day, full-day and... Read more

VIU Cowichan Volunteer Tutors

VIU Cowichan Seeking More Volunteer Tutors

December 14, 2017

Demand for tutors on the rise due to increasing enrolment at the campus As a volunteer tutor at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cowichan Campus, David Johnson enjoys interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, and breaking down complex math concepts into small steps. “When you see them get it, that just makes it all worth it,” he says. “It’s really rewarding when they realize they... Read more

Kenyan College Delegation Visits VIU Trades Programs

November 23, 2017

Representatives from Kisii National Polytechnic visited VIU’s Nanaimo Campus last week as part of a three-year partnership Faculty and staff from Kisii National Polytechnic in western Kenya got a whirlwind tour of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) trades programs last week. Five faculty and staff members from Kisii spent a week observing various VIU trades programs. The delegation was here as... Read more

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 & Yukon (... 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 fundamentally change... 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