Teaching and Learning

Finding Hope in Higher Education

Finding Hope in Higher Education

October 24, 2019

VIU Student Refugee Program gives young people life-changing opportunities to continue their education in Canada and build a better future for themselves. Khalid Dahir has spent his entire life in a refugee camp with more than 211,000 other people, hoping and dreaming of a better life. That chance came this year when Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) World University Service of Canada (WUSC)... Read more

Deb Saucier and Amanda Simon

VIU Chosen to Offer National Land Management Training for First Nations

October 22, 2019

University will begin offering the Professional Indigenous Lands Management Certificate program in summer 2020. ­­ Behind every sustainable, thriving community is the guiding hand of a land manager tasked with balancing the needs of the people who live there with what needs to be done to ensure resources are protected for future generations. Thanks to the expertise of Vancouver Island University’... Read more

Nursing Students Go On The Air To Promote Good Health

Nursing Students Go On The Air To Promote Good Health

October 21, 2019

VIU’s nurses of tomorrow address community health-care issues on unique Nanaimo radio show.­­ NANAIMO, BC: Five Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) students are taking to the airwaves to provide reliable health information to the community. A Sound Constitution is a radio show that focuses on community well-being, hosted on CHLY 101.7 every Thursday between 10 and... Read more

VIU Music Department Instructor Hans Verhoeven sits on a rock near a pond holding a drum.

Cozy Classrooms, Biomusical Beats, and Crime and Punishment Explored in Colloquium Series

September 23, 2019

Lectures allow VIU faculty to explore questions and share their passions with students, colleagues and the public. This fall, three Vancouver Island University (VIU) drummers will attempt to merge into a single entity of sound during a performance of Nebojša Živković’s Trio Per Uno. The piece, which requires the musicians to play on multiple percussion setups, combines quick tempos, complex... Read more

A woman meditates on a wooden bench next to a koi pond at Vancouver Island University

Lunch Series Feeds Curious Minds Looking to Satisfy Appetites for Knowledge

September 19, 2019

VIU Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office’s fall lunch and learn series fosters supportive environment to present and discuss ideas. Lunch can be a time to nourish the mind as well as the body thanks to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) annual Bring Your Lunch and Learn Series starting this fall. The series, presented by VIU’s Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office, ... Read more

VIU Geoscience Student Finds A Way To Help Others While Earning His Pilot's Licence

VIU Geoscience Student Finds A Way To Help Others While Earning His Pilot's Licence

September 13, 2019

VIU Geoscience student combines passion for flying, photography and science to help other students and the environment.  When Vancouver Island University (VIU) Geoscience student Nick Temos started crisscrossing the Island in a Cessna 172 single-engine aircraft building flight time to obtain his commercial pilot licence, his perspective about the environment we live in changed.  “While flying 12,... Read more

Q & A with VIU Creative Writing Professor Dr. Sonnet L'Abbe

September 12, 2019

Vancouver Island University is a hive of incredible, creative activity. We like to share as much of it as we can. Check out our Q and A with Creative Writing Professor Dr. Sonnet L'Abbe about her latest book of poetry, Sonnet's Shakespeare.  1.       Tell us about you and your background. My name is a combination of parts of my parents' names, Jason and Janet. I was born in Toronto, but we moved... Read more

VIU Engineering Filed School in Trà Vinh, Vietnam.

VIU Engineering Students Tackle New Challenges in Overseas Study Program

September 6, 2019

Engineering solutions and relationships more than 10,000 kilometres from Nanaimo ­­ Nine first-year Vancouver Island University (VIU) engineering students put their knowledge to work in another country and came back with new skills, friends, and insight about living and working with people in a different part of the world.  At the end of the instructional year, students from the Engineering... Read more

Graduate Business Studies Office Renamed Graduate Programs Office, Faculty of Management

September 4, 2019

The Graduate Business Studies Office has been renamed. It is now the Graduate Programs Office, Faculty of Management in Building 250 Room 302. The reason for the change was to more accurately reflect what the Office does. Soon, signage and other important communications will begin to change to Graduate Programs, Faculty of Management, so please be sure to use this term when talking about it or... Read more

Dr. Cynthia-Lou Coleman leans against a railing near VIU's koi pond with sun hitting her hair.

Scholar Focuses on How Indigenous Issues are Covered in Media

September 3, 2019

Dr. Cynthia-Lou Coleman is curious about the similarities and differences between how Indigenous scientific and cultural issues are covered by the media in Canada and the United States. Coleman, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) 2019 Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Foundation Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies, will explore the issue over the next four months. Coleman is a professor... Read more