VIU Joins the Green Chemistry Commitment

March 8, 2017

Two institutions in Canada are now part of the Commitment, which ensures the implementation and adoption of green chemistry educational objectives at participating schools Chemistry education at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is about to undergo a green transformation of a kind that only one other university in Canada has done so far. VIU recently joined the Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC), a... Read more


VIU Political Studies Professor Goes Above and Beyond for his Students

February 21, 2017

With cameras rolling, Shaw TV surprised Dr. Mark Williams during a lecture to honour him for their program Teachers Above and Beyond Dr. Mark Williams lectures in his classroom unaware that the producer of the Shaw TV series Teachers Above and Beyond, Bisola Alabi, is outside his door with a television crew, his partner Linda Brooymans, baby daughter Iris and colleague Alex Netherton. Alabi... Read more


VIU Baking Instructor Mixes Things up to Make Things Go Wrong

February 9, 2017

Professional Baking and Pastry Arts Program Chair Martin Barnett introduces cause and effect into his classroom Sometimes you have to get things wrong to make things right, which is a lesson students in the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professional Baking and Pastry Arts Program are about to find out as they gather around eight just-out-of-the-oven loaves of bread. Each one was baked with... Read more


VIU Offers Red Seal Tradespeople Credits Towards Academic Programs

February 2, 2017

The new option, approved last March, gives people a head start towards a second credential Martin Barnett, Chair of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Professional Baking and Pastry Arts program, is spending a lot of his spare time reading textbooks and writing essays these days. Barnett recently crossed to the other side of the desk to become a student and is one of the first people to take... Read more


Perfect Pitch, the Thalidomide Crisis and Telling Difficult Stories in Film: VIU Professors Share Their Research

January 16, 2017

The University’s Spring 2017 Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series begins January 27 at the Malaspina Theatre Are you interested in learning something new – for free? The Spring 2017 Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series delivers with three Vancouver Island University (VIU) professors sharing their research and expertise on a range of different topics. This series of free public lectures... Read more


New Course at VIU Cowichan Explores the Science of Plants and the Environment from Indigenous and Western Viewpoints

December 21, 2016

INTR 211: Indigenous and Western Sciences of Plants and the Environment is the first of its kind at VIU and the first of two courses in which a Biology Professor and a Traditional Knowledge Keeper will teach these two different ways of learning and knowing science There are many ways of looking at the world, and a new science course at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cowichan campus will... Read more


VIU Only Canadian Institution to Receive Funding through President Obama's 100,000 Strong Innovation Fund

November 29, 2016

100,000 Strong in the Americas will fund exchange opportunity for Indigenous high school students at California’s Pitzer College and VIU  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is the only Canadian university to receive funding through the US State Department’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund after a proposal submitted to the organization with California’s Pitzer College was successful... Read more


New English Courses at VIU Explore Diverse Ethnic and Cultural Perspectives

November 9, 2016

Courses are open to the community through the University’s Love of Learning program VIU’s English Department is pleased to present three new courses next semester that examine literature from a variety of non-traditional perspectives and mediums. From reconciliation, to post-colonial Caribbean lifestyles and cultures, to the quest for unforgettable journeys, these new courses incorporate a... Read more


New Course at VIU Helps People Deliver Effective Presentations

October 28, 2016

Interdisciplinary Public Speaking and Slide Design course offers key career skills to people looking for an edge in the workforce Do you want to become a pro at delivering presentations? A new, interdisciplinary course developed by Vancouver Island University (VIU) Public Speaking Professor Sandra Hagan and Graphic Design Professor Patrick Foster provides practical training in two highly ranked... Read more


VIU Master's Student Awarded Research Grant to Study Safe Leisure Spaces for LBGTQ2S+ Youth

September 30, 2016

VIU research student leading the way in defining what safe spaces mean for LBGTQ2+ youth Vancouver Island University (VIU) student Julia Froese is hoping her research project will help raise awareness about the importance of safe leisure spaces for the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer, two-spirit and other (LBGTQ2S+) youth of Vancouver Island and, when completed, offer helpful... Read more


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