VIU Professors Explore Ways to Go Green in the Chemistry Lab

September 23, 2016

Glenda Hunter will show off her research at the VIU Sustainability Fair on September 28 When you think of chemistry, the word “green” does not immediately come to mind. By its very name, chemistry implies the use of chemicals, which suggests toxic substances that are harmful to humans and the environment. Indeed, many of the chemicals traditionally used in school chemistry labs are hazardous, and... Read more


VIU Key Organizer of Festival of Learning - A First in BC

September 12, 2016

Festival of Learning brings together 400 post-secondary educators in Burnaby, BC to share resources and teaching and learning best practices  A one-of-a-kind collaboration between a number of teaching and learning organizations in BC has resulted in a relationship that will support more information, technology and pedagogy sharing at the post-secondary education level. The first ever Festival of... Read more


VIU's ElderCollege Course Explores UNESCO Biosphere Region

August 31, 2016

New four-week course aims to inspire community experts and ‘biosphere champions’  With class titles like ‘Biosphere Basics’ and ‘A Collective Vision of the Region’, a new course at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) ElderCollege takes an in-depth look at the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR), what it means to be a UNESCO biosphere reserve and what makes the region so unique.  The course “... Read more


VIU Explores Refugee Crisis in Literature Course

July 27, 2016

University invites public to enroll in third-level English course that tackles this timely issue Today, more than 65-million people, or one out of every 113 people in the world, have been forced to flee their homes as a result of war, persecution or the effects of climate change – a population greater than all of France. More than two dozen of these refugee families have found a new home in the... Read more


VIU Trades Exploration Program Builds Interest and Awareness for Careers in the Trades

July 25, 2016

Students from Dehcho First Nations in the Northwest Territories get a taste of university life during two-week camp For Rick Lesage, a trip to Vancouver Island University (VIU) this summer has changed his direction in life. The 19-year-old from Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, is one of nearly 20 students visiting from Dehcho First Nations, which includes a dozen communities in the south-... Read more


VIU Prof's Menu Collection Highlights Cultural Connections

July 5, 2016

Imogene Lim’s impressive collection of Chinese restaurant menus featured in Museum of Vancouver exhibition For Imogene Lim, a menu isn’t just a list of culinary choices – it’s also a cultural symbol that offers a glimpse into a rapidly disappearing world. Lim, an anthropology professor at Vancouver Island University, has been collecting Chinese restaurant menus for decades. She estimates she now... Read more


VIU Supports Work of Mexican and Canadian Leaders to Collaborate on Education

June 28, 2016

VIU working with consortium of Universities to focus specifically on international Indigenous Education OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today announced their shared commitment to international education and training. They highlighted the efforts of a consortium of Canadian universities, including Vancouver Island University (VIU), which... Read more


New Pathway to a Master's Degree From Fleming College to Vancouver Island University

June 28, 2016

Fleming College graduates now have the option of completing a master’s degree at Vancouver Island University (VIU) – the first pathway of its kind for the college. VIU and Fleming have signed an agreement that allows eligible graduates of Fleming’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs to enter the second year of VIU’s Master of GIS Applications program (MGISA). “This agreement is ground-... Read more


In.Business Youth Celebrate At VIU

June 10, 2016

32 Aboriginal youth from across BC and Alberta came together for the conclusion of six-month business program There were many high fives being thrown about along with a lot of hugs and a few tears at Vancouver Island University (VIU) as 32 Aboriginal high school students celebrated the successful completion of the 2016 In.Business program. The group came to the Nanaimo Campus from across BC and... Read more


Indigenous Portfolio Sessions Highlight VIU Approach to Aboriginal Education

June 7, 2016

VIU’s Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement brings scholars and Elders together to affirm traditional knowledge as a teaching method  With a focus on land-based teachings and traditional knowledge, the Indigenous Knowledge and Portfolio Dialogue Sessions, hosted at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Nanaimo Campus, brought delegates from around the world to discuss how best to weave oral... Read more


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