VIU Students at Beach

Computer Science

Computer Science student develops digital dashboard for BC music festival

Submitted by Rachel Stern on July 10, 2024 - 9:17am

Attending VIU allowed Zeke Critchlow to push his limits and uncover a “deep-seated passion for programming and research.” 

“The VIU community has enriched my experience, making it a delightful place to study and grow. The support and encouragement from my instructors have been crucial, pushing me to exceed my perceived limits and explore new heights in my capabilities,” says Zeke. “Thank you to everyone who helped make my VIU experience awesome!”

Creating accessible computer science courses

Submitted by Rachel Stern on May 24, 2023 - 12:49pm

Everyone deserves equal access to education, yet barriers remain for some learners.

Amber Thomas ran into challenges when she wanted to take a computer science course at her university in Alberta. The accessibility tools available there would not work for her computer science course because it needed specialized tools. Amber is blind and uses a screen reader to complete her courses. 

Applying classroom learning in the workplace

Submitted by Rachel Stern on August 16, 2022 - 1:41pm

Madelaine Jones says students should enrol in VIU’s Co-operative Education program because they can gain work experience that could help them land a good job after graduation.

She is currently completing an eight-month work term for the Federal Government of Canada doing software development and loves it. For the first half of her work term, Madelaine worked remotely. For the second half she moved to Ottawa, Ontario. One of the great things about co-ops is you can discover which jobs are the right fit for you, says Madelaine.