Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New VIU Facility

Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New Facility

March 26, 2019

VIU’s new Centre for Health and Science encourages greater collaboration between students and professionals across all health disciplines.  Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new clinical skills and simulation labs engage students in interprofessional training that allows health care graduates to successfully compete for highly skilled, in-demand jobs.  The $40.9-million, 6,855-... Read more


VIU Graduate Student Miriam Juarez hopes to influence indigenous learning in Belize

VIU Graduate Student Hopes to Influence Indigenous Learning in Belize

March 19, 2019

VIU Master of Education in Educational Leadership student Miriam Juarez is researching how to incorporate more Maya culture and perspectives into the curriculum taught in her home country of Belize.  NANAIMO, BC: Inspired by the ways Vancouver Island University (VIU) has worked with First Nations to bring Indigenous ways of knowing and being into many of its programs and courses,... Read more


Dr. Deborah Saucier will be the next President and Vice-Chancellor at Vancouver Island University

VIU Announces Incoming President

March 18, 2019

In March, Vancouver Island University's Board of Governors announced that Vancouver Island University's next President and Vice-Chancellor will be Dr. Deborah Saucier, who currently serving as President at Grant MacEwan University.      Saucier was welcomed into the VIU community at a luncheon held on March 11 in the Trades Discovery Centre at the Nanaimo Campus. Snuneymuwx... Read more


Welcoming New Employees

March 18, 2019

Welcome to all new VIU employees since December 18, 2018! We hope you are enjoying it here and finding your way.  Deanna MacKay, Professor - Faculty of Health & Human Services Allison Lucier, Administrative Assistant - Cowichan Campus Rita Grower, Instructor - Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology Lynda Phillips, Associate Dean - Faculty of Health & Human Services... Read more


Congratulations!

March 18, 2019

Vancouver Island University employees continue to amaze with their pursuit of education and career excellence. In this issue, we want to recognize the following people for their achievements: Kristine Chyplyk for receipt of her Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Her thesis was titled Recognition at Vancouver Island University for Non-Instructional... Read more


Second Annual Sustainability Across Curricula Workshops Rocks VIU

March 18, 2019

By Don Alexander, Geography & Community Planner Professor, Co-chair VIU Sustainability Advisory Committee  Following on the heels of last year’s successful Sustainability Across Curricula workshop, faculty, students and community members came together on February 27th to discuss steps to make VIU a leader in sustainable teaching and learning. As occurred last year, faculty members... Read more


VIU Dental Hygiene Students Brighten Children's Days

VIU Students Brighten Children's Smiles

February 27, 2019

VIU’s Dental Hygiene and Child and Youth Care students team up to provide free teeth cleanings for low income families.  Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/NwHW0DiL0Wo “If the children walk away with a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job,” says Connor Edwards, a fourth-year student in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Child and Youth Care (CYC)... Read more


Hundreds of High School Students to Experience University for a Day at VIU

February 22, 2019

WHAT: Discovery Days 2019   WHO: High school students, Grades 10-12, from across the Island and further   WHEN: Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27, 2019   WHERE: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus, various locations While Vancouver Island University (VIU) students hit the books during reading break, hundreds of high school students from across the... Read more


Hundreds of High School Students Come to VIU for Skills Canada Regional Competition

February 20, 2019

WHAT: Skills Canada British Columbia Vancouver Island Central regional competition WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm WHERE: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus; Nanaimo District Secondary School; Dover Bay Secondary School; John Barsby Secondary School   Up to 700 secondary school students from Duncan to Nanaimo and Powell River will be at Vancouver Island University... Read more


VIU ECEC Alum Summer Lin opens her own daycare and helps inspire future ECEC workers

VIU’s Early Child Education and Care Program Doubles Seats for 2019

February 19, 2019

To meet the high demand for jobs, VIU is doubling its capacity for Early Child Education and Care program for the September 2019 intake. Students can receive up to $4,000 per semester for their studies in the ECEC program. Working with children has always been a passion for Summer Lin.  “I worked as an ESL teacher for eight years in Taiwan. When we moved to Canada, I knew I wanted to... Read more


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