Teaching and Learning

New Pathway to a Master's Degree From Fleming College to Vancouver Island University

June 28, 2016

Fleming College graduates now have the option of completing a master’s degree at Vancouver Island University (VIU) – the first pathway of its kind for the college. VIU and Fleming have signed an agreement that allows eligible graduates of Fleming’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs to enter the second year of VIU’s Master of GIS Applications program (MGISA). “This agreement is... Read more

In.Business Youth Celebrate At VIU

June 10, 2016

32 Aboriginal youth from across BC and Alberta came together for the conclusion of six-month business program There were many high fives being thrown about along with a lot of hugs and a few tears at Vancouver Island University (VIU) as 32 Aboriginal high school students celebrated the successful completion of the 2016 In.Business program. The group came to the Nanaimo Campus from across BC and... Read more

Indigenous Portfolio Sessions Highlight VIU Approach to Aboriginal Education

June 7, 2016

VIU’s Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement brings scholars and Elders together to affirm traditional knowledge as a teaching method  With a focus on land-based teachings and traditional knowledge, the Indigenous Knowledge and Portfolio Dialogue Sessions, hosted at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Nanaimo Campus, brought delegates from around the world to discuss how best to weave... Read more

VIU's New Gerontology Diploma Fills Island's Need for Age-specific Care and Services

April 19, 2016

Interdisciplinary diploma will prepare practitioners to work holistically with older adults Vancouver Island’s population is aging and the percentage of people aged 75 and older is expected to increase exponentially over the next two decades compared to other age groups. To serve this aging demographic, the Island needs professionals who understand the diverse and evolving needs of older adults... Read more

Joint-Conference Brings Two VIU Departments Together

April 18, 2016

Articulation and student success come together in VIU Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning/Recreation and Tourism Department joint-conference What do you do when the conference you’re planning is at the same time as another equally important one? If you are Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Recreation and Tourism Department and VIU’s Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning... Read more

VIU Trades Programs Use Skype To Bridge Oceans

April 4, 2016

Hairdressing and aesthetics students from Nanaimo and Trinidad share skills via Internet There they were on the big screen, live from Trinidad, smiling and waving at the Vancouver Island University (VIU) hairdressing students who excitedly waved back from their Nanaimo classroom. The Trinidadians on the wall-mounted video screen were hairdressing students from Youth Training and Employment... Read more

Innovative Program Changing Lives For VIU Students And Nanaimo Correctional Centre Inmates

March 22, 2016

Inside-Out program opens doors to new ways of learning with transformative results  When fourth year Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Criminology student Jason Harms signed up for his program, he didn’t realize that one of his courses would be taking place inside a jail and that he’d be discussing challenging ideas and concepts with inmates. Thanks to a one of a... Read more

VIU Discovery Days Opens Up A World Of Opportunities To Grade 10 Students

March 2, 2016

High school students from across Canada enjoy three days of campus life at VIU  More than 20 Grade 10 students came from great distances, wide-eyed and ready to find out where a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vancouver Island University (VIU) might take them. This is the sixth year VIU’s Grade 10 Discovery Days showcased the Bachelor of Arts programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the... Read more

VIU Project Will Help Build New Hospitality and Tourism Degree Program in Tanzania

February 22, 2016

VIU Hospitality and Tourism faculty excited about growing links to African partners The East African country of Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness areas and expansive Indian Ocean coastlines. The legendary Serengeti plains stretch across the country and the tropical islands of Zanzibar and incredible coral reefs of Mafia Marine Park draw tourists from around the world. While tourism in... Read more

VIU and SFU Sign First Year Engineering Transfer Agreement

January 6, 2016

Options for students wanting to study engineering at Vancouver Island University are expanding. VIU and Simon Fraser University (SFU) have signed a first year engineering transfer agreement allowing students to complete their first year of studies at VIU before transferring to the School of Engineering Science at SFU, or two other BC universities. In the agreement between VIU and SFU, VIU’s... Read more