Deborah Saucier Next President of Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Deborah Saucier as the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. Saucier, who starts a five-year term on July 4, 2019, is an accomplished neuroscientist, dedicated educator and university administrator with a deep commitment to Indigenous education and reconciliation. Originally from Saskatoon with Métis heritage and connections to Vancouver Island through both her education and her family, Saucier comes to VIU from MacEwan University in Edmonton, where she has … Continued

Royal Roads University and Nicola Valley Institute of Technology sign memorandum of understanding

Victoria – Royal Roads University and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore how the institutions can work together to benefit students’ learning. The five-year MOU sets the foundation for collaboration between the institutions in research, academic programs and student and faculty exchanges.   Read more…

Dr. Gillian Siddall to Become President + Vice-Chancellor of Emily Carr University

The Board of Governors of Emily Carr University of Art + Design today named Dr. Gillian Siddall as the University’s next President and Vice-Chancellor. “I am delighted to announce Dr. Gillian Siddall as ECU’s new President and Vice-Chancellor,” said Kim Peacock, Chair, ECU Board of Governors. “As the University begins writing the next chapter of its story, Dr. Siddall has the qualities, experience and track record to harness the best ideas from the ECU community and the leadership experience to … Continued

Yukon College hosts workshop on Indigenizing university governance

For immediate release   |  Friday, March 23, 2018 Yukon College hosts workshop on Indigenizing university governance WHITEHORSE—Twenty-two university Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Directors, Indigenization leads and Elders from across Canada are in Whitehorse on Monday for a one-day workshop on Indigenizing University Governance hosted by Yukon College and the BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU). The event will be co-facilitated by University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons and Professor of Higher Education and Dean of the Ontario Institute … Continued

VIU turns black into green

Times Colonist January 25, 2018 12:36 AM Vancouver Island University is betting that one of the world’s blackest fuels can be the foundation of one of its greenest energy sources. The Nanaimo campus is delving into an abandoned coal mine to provide heating and cooling for some of its buildings. The university deserves an A+ on this idea. Read more…. .  

Vancouver’s urban conundrum: Let’s design better cities

THE CANADIAN PRESS “Over the last 16 years, I have been working on the development of a new campus for Emily Carr University of Art and Design. As a consequence, I have learned more than I ever could have imagined about the challenges of creatively engaging with the built environment in urban centres and with the ways in which cities like Vancouver are organized to both facilitate and impede the development of new areas of the city and the buildings … Continued

Yukon College and Vancouver Island University to increase enrollment and completion rates of Indigenous learners

NANAIMO, B.C. In the spirit of reconciliation, a new learning partnership for Indigenous youth at Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Yukon College is being announced today. Building from the guidance of Elders and the aspirations of Indigenous youth, VIU will join Yukon College in a collaboration supported by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Mastercard Foundation that creates opportunities for Indigenous learners to be full partners in their education.  Read more…..