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VIU News

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Alumni of the Month: Peter Wizinsky

Meet Peter Wizinsky, Vancouver Island University’s first Bachelor of Science in Math graduate since the new major option came into effect this year. Peter, who...

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VIU Points: 5 Questions with Hamish Thomson

Hamish Thomson, the cooking and nutrition teacher at the High School at VIU, has spent a large part of his life at the Nanaimo campus starting from when he was...

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VIU Partners with Non-Profit to Give Bikes to Those in Need

Are you in need of a way to get to campus, but can’t afford to buy your own bike? Did you have your bike stolen on campus and can’t afford to replace it? VIU’s...

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Soup & Bannock-Lunch & Learn

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Lights, Camera, Action!: Screencasting with VIUTube’s CaptureSpace

The student experience is shaped by a sense of connection with their instructor and their fellow students. When using online learning as part of your course,...


UnTeach: Engage Your Students for Lasting Impact

Successful teachers are agents of deep change. They can be singlehandedly responsible for altering permanently the way students think, act, and view the world—...


Meet the Lightboard: Creating Engaging Video Lessons

The Lightboard is a tool which enables faculty members to create engaging video resources for student learning. The Lightboard is a large piece of glass...

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Testimonial - Eric Friesen

Eric Friesen

All the professors in my department know me by name and have shown a genuine interest in not only teaching me, but helping me succeed. I would say that the teachers I’ve had have been more mentors than professors. It feels like everyone is there because they love science and it creates a wonderful atmosphere that makes good academic communication so incredibly easy. The professors taking a personal interest in the students, being approachable, and most importantly being passionate about biology has truly made me feel like my education matters to them.

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