Teaching and Learning

Community Classroom

VIU Launches Digital Platform to Share Knowledge and Expertise

June 8, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the shutdown of many face-to-face activities, members of the VIU community have gotten creative, designing a range of virtual at-home activities and experiences to replace in-person activities, lectures and other educational events planned.To provide a new venue for showcasing these efforts, we are pleased to present VIU Community Classroom. The website features... Read more


An “All My Relations” Approach to Supporting Indigenous Learners at VIU

June 8, 2020

By Heather Burke, Learning Facilitator  A series of encouraging learning practices coming forward from five program areas within the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement are informing a united planning process including an integrated learning series for VIU’s students and employees.These five programs are:Relational Land-Based Learning: a community-based course delivery program... Read more


Homewood Health: Managing the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

June 8, 2020

This article can be found in the Articles section of your Homewood Health account, which is available to all VIU employees.An aide to support yourself, other employees and family members as a result of the questions and possible anxiety that has arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic.This news has placed global populations on alert causing varied reactions in different countries and regions including... Read more

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Homewood Health: COVID-19: Virtual Workplaces, the New Norm

June 8, 2020

This article can be found in the Articles section of your Homewood Health account, which is available to all VIU employees.Could remote working be the new normal for work workplaces? We’re getting a taste of what that looks and feels like right now.As we publish this article, a coronavirus called Covid-19 is evading containment around the world. (1)The fast-spreading virus is causing many... Read more

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Homewood Health: Health-Promoting Leadership Strategies

June 8, 2020

This article can be found in the Articles section of your Homewood Health account, which is available to all VIU employees.Despite the fact there is a strong correlation between productivity and health promoting strategies, not all workplaces are implementing them. In 2011, Homewood Health and the Graham Lowe Group undertook a market survey of private sector organizations across Canada employing... Read more

VIU Master of Business Administration Students learning to be leaders in today's increasingly complex, digital world.

VIU Business Interns Focus on Economic Recovery

May 29, 2020

University partners with national organization to offer businesses and organizations help with solving challenges or exploring new opportunities. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is launching an initiative designed to leverage the experience and intellectual resources of students in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program to support the local community’s economic... Read more

VIU Planting Vegetable Seeds for a Growing Need

Planting Vegetable Seeds for a Growing Need

April 27, 2020

VIU Horticulture facility ramps up the cultivation of vegetable starters for Nanaimo Foodshare’s Good Food Box Program.Vancouver Island University (VIU) has joined with others in the effort to meet the anticipated demand for affordable food during the COVID-19 pandemic. VIU’s G.R. Paine Horticultural Training Centre has made space in its greenhouses this spring to grow more seedlings for... Read more


April 23, 2020

We know for many in our community, the past month and a half has been challenging ‒ filled with rapid changes, upheaval and uncertainty about the future. With exams almost over for many of our students and faculty, we wanted to send a big thank you to everyone for the hard work and resilience you have all shown. It is incredible to witness what a community can do when it comes together to... Read more

Recipients of the 2020 Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice

April 16, 2020

The following announcement was made by Dr. Carol Stuart, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, on April 2. Congratulations to the recipients!It is my great pleasure to announce the 2020 winners of the Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice.Teaching Design and Practice that Focuses on Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being: Les Malbon (Sport, Health and Physical... Read more

DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 13, 2020, 6 pm

March 13, 2020

We’d like to let everyone know that we are working hard to address this challenging situation and support our community. There is a lot of background work going on to try and implement best practices to do this. We’d like to thank our community for supporting each other – we all have a role to play to help minimize the risk of transmission. Some key information to share in this update is... Read more