VIU Welcomes New Dean of Management

August 18, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Flannigan joins University in key academic leadership role Nanaimo, BC:  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Suzanne Flannigan has accepted the role of Dean, Faculty of Management. Reporting to the Provost and VP Academic, Flannigan will perform... Read more


Visiting Researcher at VIU Explores the Role of the Expert Witness in First Nations Communities

August 18, 2017

Dr. Daniel Boxberger, a Professor of Anthropology from Western Washington University, is VIU’s second Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies The Island is not only familiar ground for Dr. Daniel Boxberger, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s)... Read more


VIU Cowichan's Farm-to-Table Teaching Restaurant Now Open Year-Round

August 16, 2017

The Farm Table dining room at Providence Farm is a jewel in Cowichan Valley’s culinary crown Marie Seitcher is taking her passion for cooking to the next level with the help of a unique fine dining teaching kitchen run through Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Culinary Arts... Read more


From Myanmar with Love: VIU Alum Takes Her Degree on the Road

July 31, 2017

Shantel Beute’s year of travel and training opportunities started with a VIU Global Studies internship Vancouver Island University (VIU) alumnus Shantel Beute has travelled around the world following her passions this year. Beute has sat in Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson’s... Read more


VIU Forges Relationships With Sanala Residents and Neighbours

July 27, 2017

University staff host outreach event at Sanala, formerly King Arthur Court, to raise awareness about the Canada Learning Bond and VIU’s Tuition Waiver Program Vancouver Island University (VIU) staff is raising awareness about two programs that make post-secondary education more... Read more


From Struggling Student to Empowered Change Maker

July 26, 2017

How Tasha Brooks found her passion through VIU’s MBA Program and is making a difference in her community Ten years ago, Tasha Brooks found herself begging Santa Claus for a C+ in accounting so she could continue in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Bachelor of Business... Read more


VIU Centre Supports Federal Principles on Indigenous Relations

July 14, 2017

Centre’s Director believes principles are a starting point to true recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights The Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University is supportive of the Federal Government’s release of the Principles... Read more


VIU Offers New Graduate-level Business Program for People with No Formal Business Education

July 13, 2017

The Graduate Certificate in Business, launching in September 2018, provides the specialized education needed to run a business effectively A new graduate-level program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) aims to give people with no formal business education the information they... Read more


Where Coding and Jane Austen Meet: Digital Humanities at VIU

June 30, 2017

Course uses computing tools to look at traditional texts in new ways Vancouver Island University (VIU) Creative Writing and English alum Melisa Jones loves Victorian novels. She also loves computers, and a new course at VIU helped her combine these two passions and discover a talent... Read more


Shaping a Career Out of Making People Feel Beautiful: VIU Esthetics Grads Speak Out

June 28, 2017

Employment prospects look good for graduates of the eight-month Professional Esthetics program, held at VIU’s Parksville-Qualicum campus After spending her 20s working as a bartender, Lindsay Jacobson was tired of the late nights and ready to find her forever career. The 34-year-old... Read more


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