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VIU News

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Alum of the Month: Dr. Serene Kerpan

When Dr. Serene Kerpan returned to Vancouver Island University this fall to teach and conduct research in the Kinesiology program, she was joining professors...

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VIU Colloquium Series kicks off with a deep dive into the action thriller Atomic Blonde

Arts and Humanities lectures at the VIU Nanaimo campus are free and open to everyone to attend.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities...

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VIU research projects receive funding boost

BC government invests in three projects with conservation and resource management themes.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to receive funding from...

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VIU Events


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...


Study Smarter, Not Harder PSL Leader Panel

Join the Peer Supported Learning Leaders and Guests for a 45 minute panel where they answer your questions about studying and how you can boost your GPA....


Liberal Studies field school to Italy 2023, information session

Planning for our 2023 Liberal Studies Abroad trip to Italy is underway! And we are inviting you to join us to find out more about the program.What is Liberal...


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/...

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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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