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VIU News

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Using technology to support Indigenous data sovereignty

Dr. Shanna Lorenz, VIU’s 2022 Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Indigenous Studies, is working with Indigenous communities on a data gathering app....

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Severe fire activity declines in Equatorial Asia

Research led by VIU’s Dr. Sean Sloan finds wildfire activity less severe today than in early 2000s, particularly in managed landscapes.Fires have become less...

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5 Questions with Kelly Black

Kelly Black, a Vancouver Island University Adjunct History Professor, received the Anne and Philip Yandle Best Article Award from the BC Historical...

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VIU Events


Every Child Matters Walk for Reconciliation

Please join us for an event to honour those children who survived Indian Residential School and to remember those who didn’t make it home.Every Child Matters/...


Go By Bike Weeks Film Fest and Kick Off Event

Go By Bike Weeks Kick-Off EventSaturday, October 1, 4:30 - 6:30pmVIU Nanaimo Campus Quad*FREE*Stop by and check out Modo’s electric vehicle, try an e-bike, get...


ITCH! (Inclusive Theatre Collective, Hurray!)

Got the acting bug? Come out to ITCH!Free, drop-in sessions in our "Inclusive Theatre Collective, Hurray!" series run all fall semester, starting with Mon Sept...


Student Club Fair

Our clubs have a lot of exciting things planned for the upcoming year, don’t miss this opportunity to see what is in the works and grab some FREE food and...

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Cassandra Twiname, a VIU Bachelor of Science degree student, on a field trip

Cassandra Twiname

“Being from a small town in Northern B.C., coming to VIU was an easy adjustment with its welcoming atmosphere, small class sizes, approachable professors, and beautiful forested campus. The biology program is challenging but has an amazing faculty who have inspired my love for biology and have been there to help me throughout my academic career.”

Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Biology and Psychology 

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