March 23, 2018

VIU LOOKS TO FUTURE WITH BALANCED BUDGET IN 2018/2019  With a consolidated balanced budget of $150.9 million, Vancouver Island University is well-positioned for growth in 2018/2019, and focused on supporting the six key objectives outlined in the University’s core... Read more


March 23, 2018

Students benefit from funding and participate in polar tourism conference Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professor Dr. Suzanne de la Barre has been awarded a $23,485 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection grant in support of her work on the sixth... Read more

Alumni of the Month: Denise Tierney and Ruben Galdames

March 22, 2018

Two VIU alumni – mixed-media artist Denise Tierney (Bachelor of Arts ’17, Visual Arts major) and sculptor Ruben Galdames (Visual Arts) have teamed up to put on a show together at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery. Opening on Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm, Immortal Narratives reflects... Read more

VIUPoints: 5 Questions With Emeka Udeagha

March 21, 2018

Emeka Udeagha is a Vancouver Island University alumnus, who now works at as a Financial Consultant at Investors Group Financial Services Inc. In 2014, he completed his Master in Business Administration, and after living on four different continents decided to call Nanaimo his... Read more

Global Citizenship At The Heart Of VIU's GIS Training Program in Ukraine

March 19, 2018

Courses help Ukraine government develop sustainable economic policies NANAIMO, BC: In the spirit of global citizenship, professors from Vancouver Island University (VIU) have helped Ukraine launch a training program in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) to support sustainable... Read more

VIU Students Learn Responsible Tourism Management at Field School

March 19, 2018

Yukon provided stunning backdrop for immersive education experience in growing industry In a changing climate, the importance of responsible tourism is top of mind for tour operators and tourists alike. Vancouver Island University (VIU) undergraduate students in the Bachelor of... Read more

VIU Press Launches First Book

March 16, 2018

Adjunct Professor Michael A. von Hausen pens Small is Big, a guide to revitalizing small- and mid-size downtowns Vancouver Island University (VIU) Press celebrated an important milestone this week with the launch of its first book. This special honour goes to Small is Big: Making... Read more

Scientist Uses Television Signals to Send Internet Data to Remote Locations

March 16, 2018

VIU partnering with Pixelstream Communications to field test technology What if you could turn the world’s television infrastructure into a system that can broadcast data that people access on the Internet? It could help people in remote communities gain access to information they... Read more

VIU Women's Volleyball Team Wins Gold at National Championship

March 13, 2018

Mariners beat British Columbia rivals to claim victory The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners women’s volleyball team fought for every point during the national championship to claim gold. Despite entering the championship ranked fourth for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic... Read more

VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Emmy Manson

March 8, 2018

Emmy Manson, who became a Snuneymuxw First Nation Councillor on February 2, is proud to be living, working and raising her family in her territory. After receiving her Human Services Worker Diploma from VIU in 2002, Emmy went on to complete her Bachelor of Social Work from the... Read more

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