VIU Honours First Nations Advocate with Honorary Degree

May 29, 2018

Gene Anne Joseph, the first librarian of First Nations heritage in BC, will receive Doctor of Laws at VIU’s June 5 convocation ceremony Since childhood, Gene Anne Joseph was always happiest with a book in hand. “My parents and family would joke that I wouldn’t move in an... Read more


VIU Shortlisted for International Teaching Excellence Award

May 28, 2018

Institution one of 17 finalists from six countries Vancouver Island University (VIU) is receiving international recognition for its high standard of teaching and learning. VIU has been named a finalist for the Higher Education Academy’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award.... Read more


VIU Library Takes Role in Preserving Regional History

May 23, 2018

Newspaper archives to be digitized at VIU Who are we without our stories? It is in sharing our stories – our history – that we build our connection to community. Ben Hyman, University Librarian at Vancouver Island University (VIU), hopes to strengthen residents’ connections to... Read more


VIU Mariner Hockey Player Earns International Attention

May 22, 2018

Criminology student Joshua Cook invited to Great Britain try-outs Sports are not just about the games we play. It’s about the meaningful friendships we build along the way, how we learn to handle defeat and victory, and how we grow as individuals.  This has certainly been... Read more


VIU and MIBI Host Consuls General Visit

May 17, 2018

University and Mid Island Business Initiative participated in a regional familiarization tour for 14 international representatives on May 15 Students and employees got the opportunity to showcase Vancouver Island University (VIU) to more than a dozen representatives from countries... Read more


VIU Geography Students Research Barriers to Bio-Diesel Use

May 11, 2018

Research used to increase awareness of bio-diesel as an alternative to fossil fuels What stops a person from adopting a change in their business operations, and what factors could convince them to make that change? Students in Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professor Dr.... Read more


Syrian Painter Exhibits Work at VIU

May 10, 2018

Dema Maksod’s exhibit on the fifth floor of the Library opens May 15 A well-known Syrian painter who is using studio space in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Art and Design Department will display her work in the VIU Library this summer. In 2014, Dema Maksod lost everything... Read more


VIU's Canada Research Chair Focused on "Future Proofing" Shellfish

May 9, 2018

Dr. Timothy Green will be CRC Research Chair in Shellfish Health and Genomics Climate change is one of the biggest threats to shellfish populations and sustainable shellfish farming in Canada and worldwide. In British Columbia, ocean acidification caused by climate change is... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Dr. Rosendo Da Costa

May 7, 2018

When Dr. Rosendo Da Costa moved to Canada from India at the young age of 16 to study at VIU, culture shock took a heavy toll. At first, his grades suffered as he struggled to adjust to life in a very different country from where he grew up, but Da Costa found a welcoming, supportive... Read more


Students, Employers to Benefit from More Engineering Spaces at VIU

May 2, 2018

An additional 40 engineering diploma and certificate seats at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will give more students access to the technical skills needed for good-paying jobs in the booming tech industry. “There hasn't been any significant investment in tech programming for... Read more


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