Photograph of a chemistry instructor in the chemistry lab. Links to Chemistry faculty bios at

About the Museum of Natural History

Photo above: (Sept.1977) A facet of the new Malaspina College
campus. Biology instructor Dave Kerridge is seen placing the
finishing touches to the major display assisted by student aide
Druanne Tucker

The Museum of Natural History first opened in the fall of 1977.

The museum provides services in the areas of:

  • Supporting collections-based research for students and faculty
  • Providing for collections-based teaching (over 10 different courses in over 4 different departments)
  • Providing a research resources for local and regional researchers
  • Providing independent study opportunities for VIU students
  • Supporting community outreach programs for students of all ages.