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5(ish) Questions with Burke Gulbranson

December 6, 2022

Snowy conditions have brought an early-season dose of winter to Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia. This means VIU’s snow removal crews have already had their share of starts in the middle of the night to clear the snow and ice from our campuses. We asked Burke Gulbranson, Director of... Read more


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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Vigil happening today

December 6, 2022

The Status of Women is hosting a vigil today (December 6) in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Dec. 6 is a day to honour and remember the 14 young women who were murdered in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique. The vigil is being held in the... Read more


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Sunday, December 4: All campuses and locations open for regular Sunday activities

December 4, 2022

Campuses and locations open for regular Sunday activities Sunday, December 4, 2022: All of Vancouver Island University’s campuses are open for regular Sunday activities today, Sunday, December 4, 2022. Slippery areas are present. Individuals should use caution. Re-opening information  Employees: If... Read more


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Sunday, December 4: All campuses and locations open for regular Sunday activities

December 4, 2022

Campuses and locations open for regular Sunday activities Sunday, December 4, 2022: All of Vancouver Island University’s campuses are open for regular Sunday activities today, Sunday, December 4, 2022. Slippery areas are present. Individuals should use caution. Re-opening information  Employees: If... Read more


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Saturday, December 3: Nanaimo campus closed today

December 3, 2022

Severe weather campus closure notice Saturday, December 3, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus is closed today (Saturday, December 3, 2022) due to severe weather. The tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus, Parksville centre and Deep Bay Marine Field Station are closed as regularly scheduled.  Please... Read more


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From climate change to fish kills – environmental chemistry enabled by innovative research

December 1, 2022

VIU Chemistry Professor Dr. Erik Krogh receives NSERC Discovery Grant to continue groundbreaking research. Dr. Erik Krogh, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Chemistry Professor, is expanding the frontiers of mass spectrometry to develop real-time measurements of emerging contaminants in real-... Read more


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Campuses and locations open for regular business today, December 1, 2022

December 1, 2022

Campuses and locations open for classes and regular business Thursday, December 1: All of Vancouver Island University’s campuses are open for classes and regular business today, Thursday, December, 1, 2022. Slippery areas are present. Individuals should use caution. Re-opening information ... Read more


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Wednesday, November 30 update: Nanaimo campus CLOSED for the rest of the day

November 30, 2022

SEVERE WEATHER CAMPUS CLOSURE NOTICE Wednesday, November 30, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus remains CLOSED for the day (Wednesday, November 30, 2022) as crews continue to work to safely clear the campuses of snow and ice. The Cowichan campus is OPEN as regularly scheduled. The... Read more


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Severe weather morning campus closure: November 30, 2022

November 30, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo and tiwšɛmawtxʷcampuses and Parksville Centre are CLOSED this morning (Wednesday, November 30, 2022) for the morning due to severe weather.  The Cowichan campus is OPEN as regularly scheduled. Milner Gardens & Woodland is... Read more


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Tuesday, November 29: Nanaimo, Cowichan and Parksville Closed for evening classes

November 29, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses, and Parksville Centre are Closed today (Tuesday, November 29, 2022) as of 5:30 pm for evening classes due to severe weather.  The tiwšɛmawtxʷ  Campus, Deep Bay Marine Field Station, and Milner Gardens & ... Read more


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Vancouver Island University organizes several annual speaker series as well as visiting guest lectures, one-off talks and other speaker events of interest to the wider public. Learn more and view the upcoming calendar on our Speaker Series website.

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