VIU Students Win Major National Award for Work on MBA Games

October 16, 2017

Contribution to global citizenship, large fundraising effort for Moose Hide Campaign recognized  The desire to win combined with the desire to change lives turned out to be a magic combination for four Vancouver Island University (VIU) MBA students, who recently won the Canadian... Read more


VIU Online Auction Supports Students

October 12, 2017

Bidding opens October 19 on more than two dozen prize packages Finding the money to pay for important things like textbooks, childcare and essential learning equipment like a laptop computer can be hard when you’re going to university. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Online... Read more


Prison Inmates Perform Play Directed by VIU Theatre Prof

October 11, 2017

Eliza Gardiner, along with theatre and criminology student volunteers, are working with the inmate-run William Head on Stage Theatre Society to produce a play for the public Male offenders incarcerated at William Head Institution are breaking down stereotypes and connecting with... Read more


Red Seal Endorsement Now Available for VIU Hairdressing Students

October 11, 2017

The change means access to standardized training and the ability to have education apply across Canada Vancouver Island University (VIU) Hairdressing student Gabrielle Mayor loves everything about her chosen trade, from cutting and colouring hair to creating elaborate up-styles. It’... Read more


VIU Offers Brown Bag Education Opportunities

October 10, 2017

Lunch & Learn Series aims to highlight research, scholarly and creative activity at Vancouver Island University Crises happen, usually when we least expect it. People don’t want to think about a catastrophic event, however being prepared is the best defence when an emergency... Read more


VIU Welcomes New Dean of Social Sciences

October 4, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Brimacombe ready to take on important academic leadership role with the University Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Elizabeth Brimacombe has accepted the role of Dean, Social Sciences. Brimacombe brings 25 years of experience in post-... Read more


VIU Teaches Kids To Code

September 28, 2017

Nanaimo club inspires kids to learn Computer Science in a fun, engaging way Colourful animated characters, a bit of string and interactive puzzles are some of the tools Vancouver Island University (VIU) Computing Science students will use to help kids grasp the concept of coding... Read more


VIU President's Scholarship Program Waives Tuition for More Than 30 Island Students

September 28, 2017

Top scholars from regional high schools choose Vancouver Island University From developing new medical technologies, to pursuing careers in research, to teaching students with disabilities, the latest round of President’s Scholars began their studies at Vancouver Island University (... Read more


VIU Names New Dean of Education

September 27, 2017

Dr. David Paterson joins University in this key academic leadership role Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. David Paterson has recently taken on the key role of Dean for the Faculty of Education. Reporting to the Provost and VP Academic, the Dean of... Read more


VIU Alumnus Tracking Migration Habits of Canada Geese

September 26, 2017

Public participation is crucial for the success of the VIU Canada Goose Project While some Canada geese in the Nanaimo area are frequent flyers others are homebodies. Stew Pearce, a VIU alumnus, has been monitoring the migration habits of Canada geese through the VIU Canada Goose... Read more


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