Indigenous Health Care Assistant Program

Indigenous Health Care Assistant Program Changing Lives

February 22, 2019

The Kw’am Kw’um Shhwuli (Strong Health, Well-being) Health Care Assistant program at VIU Cowichan combines technical training with wraparound supports and Hul’qumi’num language lessons to help move students into high-demand careers. ­­ A unique new program at Vancouver Island... Read more


Hundreds of High School Students Come to VIU for Skills Canada Regional Competition

February 20, 2019

WHAT: Skills Canada British Columbia Vancouver Island Central regional competition WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm WHERE: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus; Nanaimo District Secondary School; Dover Bay Secondary School; John Barsby Secondary School... Read more


VIU ECEC Alum Summer Lin opens her own daycare and helps inspire future ECEC workers

VIU’s Early Child Education and Care Program Doubles Seats for 2019

February 19, 2019

To meet the high demand for jobs, VIU is doubling its capacity for Early Child Education and Care program for the September 2019 intake. Students can receive up to $4,000 per semester for their studies in the ECEC program. Working with children has always been a passion for Summer... Read more


VIU Alum of the Month: Annie Hepp

Alum of the month: Annie Hepp

February 19, 2019

It may take Vancouver Island University (VIU) Biology graduate Annie Hepp a little while to get used to living and working in one of the largest southern United States, where she has landed a position with Texas Parks & Wildlife.  “Living in Texas has definitely changed... Read more


Exploring the Importance of Snow to Vancouver Island Water Supplies

Exploring the Importance of Snow to Vancouver Island Water Supplies

February 15, 2019

VIU researchers are helping devise new methods of assessing the quality and quantity of water sources in coastal mountains using drones.  Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are taking a deeper look at snow packs in unique alpine forested watersheds on northern... 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


Severe Weather Week February 11 to 15, 2019

February 14, 2019

Vancouver Island University experienced an unusual weather event this week, during which we saw classes cancelled three days in a row. The decision to close is never taken lightly and is driven by the safety of our employees and students, which is our first priority. We want to send... Read more


VIU Launches Campaign to Help Complete New Buildings and Support Students

February 14, 2019

Imagine VIU is a campaign to equip and complete the three new facilities at the Nanaimo Campus – the Centre for Health and Science; the Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex; and District Geo-Exchange Energy System – and support the students who will be learning in these new... 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


Planned IT Outage Updates

February 7, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 IT OUTAGE   This is the next phase of VIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Network Remediation Project (NRP) to upgrade our network and provide significant benefit to all employees and students. Sunday, February 10, 8 am –... Read more


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