VIU's Dental Hygiene Faculty Member Deanna McKay

VIU Points – 5 Questions with Deanna Mackay

March 7, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s newest faculty member in Dental Hygiene, Professor Deanna Mackay, relocated from the prairies in Manitoba to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. After a lengthy career in the clinical dental world – seven years as a dental assistant and... Read more


VIU English Instructor Belinda Williams

VIU Points: 5 Questions with Belinda Williams

February 14, 2019

VIU English Language Instructor Belinda Williams is passionate about sharing her love of language with her students. Whenever she’s able, she also works as an Education Assistant in the public-school system for Port Alberni, where she supports learners with special needs.... Read more


VIU's Marilyn Funk takes on a different approach to teaching and learning

VIU Points: Teaching from the Heart with Marilyn Funk

February 7, 2019

It’s likely not a concept at the forefront of teaching strategy discussions, but for Marilyn Funk, it is the most crucial aspect for creating an engaged learning environment for students.  “If I am grounded in who I am and model kindness, then our students will hopefully... Read more


VIU Points: 5 Questions with Hamish Thomson

November 1, 2018

Hamish Thomson, the cooking and nutrition teacher at the High School at VIU, has spent a large part of his life at the Nanaimo campus starting from when he was a toddler. Thomson was first introduced to VIU when he attended the Malaspina Childcare Centre’s preschool program. After... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions With Maggie Hinbest

September 12, 2018

If you’ve wandered into The View Gallery at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus to check out an exhibit in recent years, chances are you’ve met Maggie Hinbest. The fourth-year Visual Art major at VIU has been working in the gallery for several years, both as a volunteer and... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Kathy Page

September 7, 2018

Award-winning author Kathy Page, whose work has been nominated twice for the Scotiabank Giller Prize amongst other accolades, enjoys mentoring emerging writers as a Professor with the Creative Writing and Journalism department at VIU. As Chair of her department, she’s organized... Read more


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