VIU Honours Tireless Fighter for Human Rights with Honorary Degree

February 7, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Wade receives Doctor of Laws at February Convocation As long as she can remember, Dr. Jennifer Wade has had a deep sense of the importance of fairness. Starting back on the playground at school, she has been fighting for people who haven’t been able to make their... Read more


Lunch and Learn Series Allows Researchers to Share Insights With Community

February 5, 2018

VIU’s Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office presentations explore diverse topics Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Bring Your Lunch and Learn series delves into diverse research topics this semester, including Canadian art, the video game industry and the total... Read more


VIU Students Host Model United Nations Conference

January 31, 2018

Conference takes place February 9-10, during Global Citizens Week Things are about to get very diplomatic in Nanaimo, as Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Model United Nations Club prepares to host its second annual model UN conference February 9-10. A Model United Nations,... Read more


World Leisure Centre of Excellence Hosts Three Outstanding Scholars

January 30, 2018

Rare opportunity for public to hear from leading experts in leisure industry NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Department of Recreation and Tourism will host three distinguished visiting scholars through the University’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence. This... Read more


Global Citizens Week Weaves Local and International Issues Together

January 29, 2018

Annual week of events celebrates change-makers and allies in struggles for social justice Every year, Vancouver Island University (VIU) hosts Global Citizens Week – a week filled with visiting speakers, films and campus events, including live music and classroom dialogues that... Read more


Fighting for Justice Exhibit Brings to Light Lesser Told Stories

January 26, 2018

Travelling display a collaborative effort between VIU, UVic and community partners Wing Hay Young, a popular Port Alberni-born boxer, decided to enlist in the Canadian Army in 1940 during the Second World War. He was denied entry based on his ethnicity, prompting his white boxing... Read more


VIU's Kaitlyn Lafontaine Receives Prestigious Aboriginal Youth Sports Award

January 26, 2018

Mariners student-athlete recognized for her skill, dedication and commitment to basketball and community contributions Kaitlyn Lafontaine is a dedicated athlete, a mentor and a Vancouver Island University (VIU) student who dreams of using her education to make a positive impact on... Read more


VIU Graduate Reaches Unreachable With Unique Program

January 25, 2018

  Horses help in healing old wounds No amount of talking or medication can heal some wounds. It’s when people discover this that they tend to find Anastasia Hirst and Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW).     Hirst enrolled in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s... Read more


VIU Encouraging Conversations About Wellness and Self-Care

January 25, 2018

Mariners basketball players asking fans to Make Some Noise for Mental Health Every one of us has ups and downs in our mental health and mental illness will affect all Canadians either directly or indirectly in their lifetime. They may experience mental illness themselves or have a... Read more


VIU's New Peer Support Navigator Removes Barriers for Students

January 24, 2018

Ruby Barclay was hired to support students accessing the University’s Tuition Waiver Program  Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new Peer Support Navigator for the Tuition Waiver Program for former youth in care is ensuring fewer of the University’s most vulnerable students... Read more


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