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Culinary Arts and Baking Students Design Signature Chocolate for VIU

VIU is the fourth Canadian educational institution ̶ and the fifth one in the world ̶ to create an exclusive chocolate recipe.Dark, milk, white, fruits and...

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Removing Barriers to Online Learning for Trades Students

Examining Trades and Technical education learning and teaching in a digital age.Digital access to textbooks, lesson plans and research has been transforming...

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VIU Reduces Barriers to Education on Global Day of Giving

VIU’s sixth annual Giving Tuesday campaign, running until December 3, highlights the need for additional scholarships and bursaries for students.­­Rebekah...

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VIU Events

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A Joyous Occasion

Come join us for this joyous caroling event! This year, a group of our wonderful employees would like to give back to the VIU community and spread the holiday...

Dec
05

Culinary Arts/Professional Baking Information Session

Calling all foodies! Shape your passion into a rewarding, hands-on career that can take you around the world with Vancouver Island University’s Culinary Arts...

Dec
05

Engineering Transfer and Technologist Programs at VIU Information Sessions

Come out and learn more about the Engineering Transfer and Technologist program at VIU. - why choose VIU? - transfer pathways into 2nd year engineering at...

Dec
06

Winter Art Sale-Stice

Fine art, crafts, and gifts - galore! Come down to visit and see what's in store! Easy payment with out debit machine, A unique gift you're sure to glean!

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Eric Friesen, a Bachelor of Science degree student, on a field trip

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.”


Bachelor of Science, Biology


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