Teaching and Learning

Program Helps VIU Students Develop Commercial Enterprise

Program Helps VIU Students Develop Commercial Enterprises

August 25, 2020

VIU business training program helps remove barriers to self-employment for persons with disabilities. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cooperative Entrepreneur Training Program (CETP) provides students with disabilities the skills they need to develop robust business plans and secure funding to launch their business initiatives. Entrepreneurship is one option for persons with disabilities to... Read more

Dr. Dan Baker a VIU Fisheries and Aquaculture Professor, examines some of the produce growing in the aquaponics greenhouse.

Students Learn about Sustainable Food Production at Aquaculture Greenhouse

July 2, 2020

VIU Fisheries and Aquaculture students learning in the aquaponics greenhouse gain knowledge about economic, environmental and socially sustainable food production. A state-of-the-art greenhouse at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is giving students hands-on experiences while they learn about the environmentally sustainable method of growing food through aquaponics. Aquaponics is a local, organic... Read more

VIU Building Partnerships for Hands-on Learning Experiences

Building Partnerships for Hands-on Learning Experiences

June 24, 2020

Community partnership ensures VIU carpentry students continue to get experience working on a real construction site while maintaining physical distancing guidelines. Experiential learning is vital for construction trades students to gain the skills they need to enter the homebuilding sector, but the COVID-19 pandemic threw a new challenge at the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Carpentry program... Read more


June 18, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we have moved from an emergency situation to a place where changes related to the pandemic are evolving a bit more slowly. We find ourselves reacting less and spending more time planning for a variety of possibilities in the future. Due to this shift and feedback we have received, we are in the process of transitioning these updates into two separate more... Read more

Dr. Eve Stringham, Dean, Science and Technology

VIU Welcomes New Dean of Science and Technology

June 11, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Eve Stringham has been appointed Dean, Science and Technology. In this key role Dr. Stringham will provide academic and administrative leadership to VIU’s Faculty of Science and Technology where she will be responsible for developing and empowering a team of 100+ faculty, support staff, and administrators to ensure continuous... Read more

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... 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... Read more

Transformational Leadership Professional Development

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 recovery.  Many... Read more