A big announcement for VIU.
The provincial and federal governments, together with the University are kicking in 22 point 4 million dollars for a major new construction and renovation project for the marine, automotive and trades complex and a new geothermal project.
Dr. Ralph Nilson, VIU President and Vice-Chancellor says the work in the trades precinct will improve and expand training spaces for in-demand trades programs….
The expansion will increase capacity by 128 full-time equivalent spaces across the automotive, motorcycle, marine and carpentry programs.
A second project will create a District Geo-Exchange Energy System, which will reduce the carbon output for heating and cooling at VIU’s Nanaimo campus.