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Trigger warning: Safety and security reminder following an incident on campus

December 8, 2023

Please note: this message addresses an incident of indecent exposure. Supports are available for students and employees. On the evening of December 6 on the Nanaimo campus, an unknown male on a bicycle exposed himself to a student. VIU is supporting the affected student and the RCMP has been... Read more

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VIU researcher studying social and economic impacts of trail systems in Cowichan Valley

December 7, 2023

The research includes a public survey online now until the end of December. How, when and for what purpose people use trails in the Cowichan Valley region is the subject of a Vancouver Island University (VIU) researcher’s latest project. Aggie Weighill is a VIU Tourism and Recreation Management... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: December 1, 2023

December 1, 2023

What can COP28 realistically achieve? 🌍 We had a soul-filling week at VIU. The VIU Foundation's Giving Tuesday campaign raised more than $350,000 for students in need and engaged with a record number of new donors. We celebrated by giving students cookies, smiles and heart balloons. Every dollar... Read more

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VIU Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign raises more than $350,000 for students in need

November 30, 2023

The campaign engaged with a record number of new donors. ­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) students will have more access to scholarships, awards and bursaries following the university’s annual Giving Tuesday campaign. The campaign, which wrapped up on Tuesday, November 28, saw the community band... Read more

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