VIU Program Trains First Nations in Resource Management

July 4, 2018

The community-based First Nations Stewardship Technicians Training Program developed to meet needs identified by different Nations A unique program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is helping First Nations communities monitor their lands and waters. The First Nations... Read more


VIU Hosts Three Summer Camps for Indigenous High School Students

July 3, 2018

Free camps held at the University’s Cowichan, Powell River and Nanaimo Campuses Making the transition to university can be scary if you don’t know anybody there and you’ve never stepped foot on a university campus before. Three free summer camps for Indigenous high school... Read more


VIU Volunteer Tutor Program Supports Students' Specific Learning Needs

June 28, 2018

In Grade 9, Matt decided to drop out of school with the belief he would never excel at learning. A few years later, he decided to upgrade his courses at Vancouver Island University (VIU), and a University counsellor connected him with Literacy Central Vancouver Island (LCVI). Since... Read more


VIU Visual Art Student Displays Work at Maffeo Sutton Park

June 21, 2018

Ben Sopow is one of 13 artists participating in the Temporary Public Art Program For many student artists, going from the private process of making art in a studio to displaying a finished piece in a public space is a big step. A Vancouver Island University (VIU) Visual Art... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Gord Buzzard

June 20, 2018

Gord Buzzard, a retiring instructor in the Faculty of Academic and Career Planning, has been passing on his belief in the transformative power of education to his ABE students for the past 35 years. A Malaspina ABE and university transfer student himself (he came here initially... Read more


VIU Plants for the Future with Local Partners

June 19, 2018

1,000 Trees Planted in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region In an effort to limit the environmental impact of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, in June 2018, the Government of Canada entered into an agreement with the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve to make the summit an... Read more


Retiring Provost Dr. David Witty Reflects on Years at VIU

June 14, 2018

Much to be proud of and thankful for at University  Dr. David Witty, outgoing Provost and Vice-President Academic at Vancouver Island University (VIU), knew he was blessed in his new role as he traveled on the ferry one day eight years ago to visit VIU’s Powell River Campus.... Read more


VIU Announces New Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic

June 13, 2018

Dr. Carol Stuart accepts key academic leadership role with University NANAIMO, BC:  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Carol Stuart has accepted the role of Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic. Dr. Stuart will provide leadership and direction... Read more


FOUR B.C. POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS TO COLLABORATE ON SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

June 12, 2018

June 11, 2017 B.C. post-secondary institutions are collaborating in a groundbreaking initiative to strengthen communities through social infrastructure development. Today, four of the province’s leading post-secondary institutions committed to establish the B.C. Collaborative for... Read more


VIU Graphic Design Student Wins Skills Canada Nationals

June 10, 2018

Joe Thoong takes top spot in country in his category A Vancouver Island University (VIU) student is the nation’s top graphic designer at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition. First-year Graphic Design student Joe Thoong beat out students from across the country to... Read more


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