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16 Days of Activism Campaign Aims to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence

November 20, 2020

Vancouver Island University organizations spreading awareness to help create a future free from gender-based violence.Orange the world – it’s the message being spread during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.The campaign begins on November 25, the... Read more


VIU Introduces Bachelor of Kinesiology Program

VIU Introduces Bachelor of Kinesiology Program

November 13, 2020

VIU professor reflects on the progression of a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree as well as his own evolution as a teacher in the program over the past four decades.Les Malbon, Professor of Kinesiology at Vancouver Island University (VIU) has fond memories of when he was a student in... Read more


Ashley Sandhu is a VIU Student Wellness Promoter

VIU Focuses Fundraising Campaign on Helping Students Impacted by Pandemic

November 13, 2020

The University’s seventh annual Giving Tuesday campaign, which runs from November 16 to December 1, will target supports for students impacted financially and mentally by COVID-19.Vancouver Island University (VIU) students, employees and community friends are teaming up to support... Read more


: Dr. Georgina Martin, a VIU Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies Professor.

VIU Professor Appointed to Reference Group for Review of Indigenous Research

November 12, 2020

Georgina Martin is the only BC representative to be elected to a national group responsible for providing direction on building mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous communities and researchers.Dr. Georgina Martin, a VIU Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies Professor, has been... Read more


Jesse Wente, VIU's 2020 Indigenous speaker

VIU Indigenous Speaker Shares a Story of Joy

November 12, 2020

Jesse Wente, an Anishinaabe writer, broadcaster, speaker and arts leader, shares his perspective on Canada’s truth and reconciliation process during VIU’s sixth annual Indigenous Speakers Series on Wednesday, November 25.Jesse Wente is taking a harm reduction approach to the truth... Read more


A Different Kind of University draft strategic plan

VIU Seeking Feedback on Draft Strategic Plan

November 9, 2020

The University’s draft strategic plan, called A Different Kind of University, outlines a five-year vision and direction for VIU that builds on community input heard last spring and summer.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) has developed a vision for the future it would like to see... Read more


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VIU Professors Examine the Social Impacts of Wearing Masks

November 6, 2020

Expert Commentary: As the number of businesses and organizations implementing mask-wearing policies and guidelines increases, we were curious about some of the effects of this new way of interacting with one another. Dr. Lindsay McCunn, a VIU Psychology Professor, and Maureen O’... Read more


Business donations benefit VIU Horticulture program

Business Donations Benefit VIU Horticulture Program

November 5, 2020

Industry support provides VIU students with opportunities to investigate environmentally sustainable lawn alternatives and become certified Allan Block installers.With help from a variety of businesses, students in the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Horticulture Technician... Read more


Beyond 2020

Island Institutions Team Up to Host Virtual Career Fair

November 4, 2020

Beyond 2020 seeks to match employers with qualified students in an all-day event on November 19, 2020.­­Registration is now open for the first-ever multi-institutional virtual career fair on Vancouver Island.Beyond 2020 – Vancouver Island Career and Connections Fair aims to bridge... Read more


Be Ready for What's Next fall recruitment campaign

VIU Helps Future Students Prepare for What's Next

November 3, 2020

Campaign shows how post-secondary can help people take that first step toward their career aspirations.­­The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how we learn, work and spend time together, and Vancouver Island University (VIU) wants people to know the University is here to... Read more


VIU Voices

Here you will find helpful information about new initiatives at VIU, process and policies changes that affect how we work, stories about the people who make up this fantastic community and examples of the life-changing work our employees undertake on a regular basis.

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Community Classroom

Building resilience and community from home.

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