Teaching and Learning

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


VIU Wins Provincial Award for its Commitment to Indigenous Learners

January 23, 2019

Vancouver Island University continues to be a leader in supporting Indigenous learners and building relationships within community, and was recently recognized for its efforts with the 2018 Perry Shawana Award from the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS).  “VIU was chosen for its long history of working closely with local Aboriginal communities and agencies to provide... Read more


VIU's Dr. Patrick Brouder Named BC Regional Innovation Chair for Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development

January 18, 2019

A VIU researcher will explore the impact of tourism development and how it relates to community resilience in rural areas across British Columbia. Vancouver Island University (VIU)’s Dr. Patrick Brouder has been named the new British Columbia Regional Innovation Chair (BCRIC) for Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development.  “VIU is excited to have Dr. Brouder join the institution... Read more


VIU Research Will Inspire Youth to Preserve Culture and Protect Salmon

January 16, 2019

Having the opportunity to go back to her community as a scholar to support the development of programs to preserve her language and culture is exciting to Vancouver Island University (VIU) Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies Professor Dr. Georgina Martin.  Martin has been awarded a $50,000 dollar Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation... Read more


Training the Next Generation of Nurses

January 7, 2019

Candace Boland always knew she wanted a career that helped people. As a fourth-year nursing student at Vancouver Island University (VIU), she is close to achieving that goal.  “When I got started in the VIU Nursing program, I realized this felt right. This is where I am meant to be,” she says.  Born and raised on the Island, Boland and her three boys call Cobble Hill their home... Read more


VIU History Class Partners with Nanaimo Museum on Local History Exhibit

December 20, 2018

Students in an upper-level History course at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are combining the research skills they are learning in the classroom with a crash course in exhibit development. VIU History Professor Dr. Katharine Rollwagen’s Public History class has teamed up with the Nanaimo Museum to create an exhibit for the museum’s Community Gallery on the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 and its... Read more


Learn What Provost Dr. Carol Stuart Has Been Working Hard On

December 20, 2018

VIU Provost and Vice-President, Academic Dr. Carol Stuart has been hard at work since she took over the role in June. Watch her video to learn about the exciting initiatives she has undertaken, as well as some institution-wide learning projects.                         ... Read more


Network Remediation Project Planned IT Outage

December 20, 2018

VIU’s technology infrastructure is in need of significant remediation and renewal. Due to this VIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is moving forward with a major Network Remediation Project (NRP). TheNRPis a critical part of Program Borealis and is tied to other major projects such as AURORA, Constellation, Physical Plant Assessment, and achieving Remediation and Network... Read more


Record-Setting Giving Tuesday Campaign At VIU

December 20, 2018

by David Forrester Vancouver Island University supporters came together to make our fifth annual Giving Tuesday campaign the biggest yet! Throughout November, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends set new records with more than 350 gifts made to the campaign for a total raised of $304,500, a 92 per cent increase from the previous year. With matching gifts from the VIU Foundation... Read more


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