VIU Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Foundation Visiting Research Chair Focuses on Aboriginal Learning

August 16, 2018

Vancouver Island University (VIU) welcomes Dr. Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller, the Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Foundation Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studiesfor 2018.  “I feel very humbled,” says Drywater-Whitekiller. “It seems surreal that I have been honoured... Read more


VIU Supported Business Program Inspires Indigenous Youth

August 15, 2018

As the only Indigenous student in his university undergraduate and graduate classes, Bernard Gilbert struggled to find connection to campus life.  “There were times where I felt I did not belong in university,” says Gilbert, whose traditional Nlaka’pamux name translates to “... Read more


VIU English Professor Explores Inter-cultural Dialogue with Play Collaboration

August 3, 2018

Dr. Nelson Gray and renowned Métis playwright Marie Clements tackle one storyline from two different perspectives How we perceive the world through our cultural beliefs can vary so much that if two people are asked to recount the same event, the result can be two radically... Read more


VIU to Increase English Language Requirement for International Students

August 2, 2018

To better support students’ academic success, Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be increasing the English language proficiency requirement for international students.  “A number of studies demonstrate that English language proficiency is a critical factor in academic... Read more


VIU Launches Regional Air Quality Mapping Pilot Project in Alberni Valley

July 26, 2018

Applied Environmental Research Lab’s research vehicle hits the streets in August Researchers with Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Applied Environmental Research Laboratories (AERL) are trolling the streets this summer in the name of science. Faculty, researchers and students... Read more


VIU Gives Students Accessibility to Succeed as Entrepreneurs

July 24, 2018

With the support of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) pilot program, people with disabilities will have the opportunity to learn about becoming their own boss.  “Equipping people with the skills they need to thrive and succeed is vital. I’m proud of the work being done at... Read more


VIU Receives International Recognition for High Teaching Standards

July 19, 2018

Vancouver Island University is now recognized as a world leader in teaching excellence. At a special ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 18, UK-based Advance HE announced the overall winner for its 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award, Canada’s McMaster University, and... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Ebrahim Lababidi

July 12, 2018

After graduating from VIU in 2016 with a double major in History and Political Studies, Ebrahim Lababidi rushed home to Beirut, Lebanon, for a quick visit with family before starting his master’s degree at the University of Toronto’s (U of T’s) Munk School of Global Affairs. While... Read more


VIU Receives International Attention for Teaching and Learning Excellence

July 12, 2018

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) dedication to a high standard of teaching and learning is gaining international recognition. The University is a finalist for the Higher Education Academy’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA). The award is given to an institution in... Read more


VIU Cowichan Fills Need for More Education Assistants

July 9, 2018

Campus partners with School District 79 to offer the Education Assistant and Community Support certificate program in Duncan From classrooms to community settings, there’s a greater need for people trained to work with children, youth and adults with diverse needs. This need is... Read more


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