Smoked Sturgeon, Anyone?

January 8, 2018

Something deliciously fishy is happening at VIU’s International Centre for Sturgeon Studies these days – and it’s caught on at local restaurants and retail outlets. The Centre began selling cans of smoked sturgeon and fresh and smoked fillets to restaurants and retail shops last... Read more


"Auntie Ellen" Appointed to the Order of Canada

January 8, 2018

VIU’s beloved former Elder-in-Residence Ellen White was recognized with Canada’s highest civilian honour earlier this year. Known affectionately as “Auntie Ellen” at VIU, the Coast Salish Elder touched the lives of many students, staff and faculty during her 13 years as an Elder-in... Read more


VIU Joins the Green Chemistry Commitment

January 8, 2018

A green transformation is taking place in VIU’s Chemistry Department. The University recently joined the Green Chemistry Commitment, a consortium launched by the non-profit Beyond Benign that aims to create systemic and lasting change in university-level chemistry education and,... Read more


Q&A with Mat Snowie

January 5, 2018

As the Liberal Party of Canada’s videographer, VIU Creative Writing alum Mat Snowie has seen almost every part of the country and met a lot of high-profile politicians along the way – including, of course, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whom he films every few weeks.   Snowie... Read more


Alumni Feature: From Nanaimo to Hollywood: Alex Pangburn

January 5, 2018

By Jenn McGarrigle   VIU Theatre alum Alex Pangburn’s acting career has taken off this year. He managed to snag several roles recently that have given him the chance to work with high-profile actors and directors, including in the popular post-apocalyptic TV series The 100... Read more


Alumni Feature: Indigenous Education Advocate Tasha Brooks

January 5, 2018

By Jenn McGarrigle   Ten years ago, Tasha Brooks was struggling through the accounting classes she had to take as part of her Bachelor of Business Administration degree and wondering what her career options might be if she quit.  Fast forward to 2017, and Brooks just... Read more


Alumni News: VIU Magazine Winter 2017-18

January 5, 2018

Where are they now? VIU alumni share how their education helped them get where they are today. Stories are organized by graduating year.  1990s A lot of people would be thrilled to simply meet Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam, let alone work with him and the band on an... Read more


VIU Learning Series Aims to Help People Understand Indigenous Perspectives

December 21, 2017

Organized by the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement, the free sessions are open to community A unique learning series designed by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement invites community to join the conversation about... Read more


VIU Community Honours 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

December 19, 2017

Vancouver Island University Faculty Association, VIUSU and ResTide spearheaded events on Nanaimo campus Hanging a shirt with an anti-violence message, donating a warm coat or lighting a candle to remember a victim of gender-based violence may be small gestures, but these actions... Read more


VIU's Chancellor, Louise Mandell, Q.C.

Louise Mandell reappointed as VIU’s Chancellor

December 15, 2017

Louise Mandell, Q.C., has been reappointed as Vancouver Island University’s Chancellor, a role she says is close to her heart. “It is a great gift and responsibility to be given three more years as Chancellor,” said Mandell. “It’s a powerful experience being part of the VIU... Read more


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