VIU Faculty Strengthen Global Ties With Colleagues in Tanzania

August 28, 2017

Partnership between VIU and Tanzania’s National College of Tourism aims at launching new program by 2019 Vancouver Island University (VIU) faculty embarked on a trip through Kenya and Tanzania this summer to strengthen existing partnerships and forge new ones. One of the main goals of the trip was to reconnect with partners at Tanzania’s National College of Tourism (NCT). It was a reciprocal... Read more


VIU Offers New Graduate-level Business Program for People with No Formal Business Education

July 13, 2017

The Graduate Certificate in Business, launching in September 2018, provides the specialized education needed to run a business effectively A new graduate-level program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) aims to give people with no formal business education the information they need to run a business effectively. The Graduate Certificate in Business is a one-year, three-semester program that... Read more


Where Coding and Jane Austen Meet: Digital Humanities at VIU

June 30, 2017

Course uses computing tools to look at traditional texts in new ways Vancouver Island University (VIU) Creative Writing and English alum Melisa Jones loves Victorian novels. She also loves computers, and a new course at VIU helped her combine these two passions and discover a talent for research that has driven her to pursue a master’s degree. That life-changing course is English 392:... Read more


VIU Baking Students Head to Belize for Two-week Baking Field School

April 27, 2017

Nearly two dozen students and faculty from VIU and two other institutions go to Belize May 2-14 to learn more about key ingredients bakers use every day Learning how to make chocolate from scratch is something Eve Barrieau never thought she’d get the chance to do, but in a week, the VIU Professional Baking and Pastry Arts student will be doing just that – in Belize. Barrieau, 21, from Ladysmith,... Read more


VIU Carpentry Students Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Build Houses

April 12, 2017

The University’s partnership with the non-profit group allows students to experience working on a real job site while helping out families in need Vancouver Island University (VIU) carpentry students are building a strong foundation for a career in the construction industry, thanks to a partnership between the institution and Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island. Five years ago, the... Read more


Team-Based Learning at VIU Energizes Professors and Engages Students

April 10, 2017

More than 30 instructors have implemented Team-Based Learning in their classrooms since its introduction by VIU’s Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning  A teaching method called Team-Based Learning (TBL) that flips the traditional classroom model on its head is showing positive results in dozens of classrooms across Vancouver Island University (VIU). Take Hospitality Management... Read more


VIU Presents Eight Talks on Teaching in a World of "Alternative Facts"

April 3, 2017

Teaching in a Post-Truth Era, a free event open to the public, explores the impact a mistrust of facts has on society from multiple perspectives Oxford Dictionaries has identified “post-truth” as their 2016 Word of the Year, citing a “general decrease in the influence of objective facts on people’s opinions.” On Wednesday, April 12, eight VIU professors and instructors with a wide range of... Read more


VIU Library Group Study Rooms Get a Tech Makeover

March 31, 2017

The new technology includes digital displays and attachments to hook laptop computers and other mobile devices up to the displays Walk past the group study rooms at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Nanaimo Campus Library and you will see groups of students hard at work, typing away on laptops, scrawling notes in notebooks and talking and laughing with each other. Chances are good you will... Read more


Students from The High School at VIU are Inspired by Nature

March 17, 2017

A unique high school class joins science and art in a natural setting to inspire students to see the world around them in a new light  A student art show at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Museum of Natural History recently showcased some incredible work with nature as its theme – birds, trees, rivers, landscapes and more. The masterpieces were created by students from The High School at VIU... Read more


VIU's Unique First Nations Housing Manager Certificate Program Fills Important Niche in Canada

March 9, 2017

The program is one of only two of its kind in Canada, and the only one that’s online and available for students nationwide When Lory Oberst took on the role of Housing Manager for Skwah First Nation in Chilliwack almost six years ago, she had to learn the job as she went. With a background in management and administration, Oberst was given a portfolio of 15 rental homes on the reserve. She also... Read more


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