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VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland Receives Provincial Support to Aid in Recovery from Pandemic

July 30, 2021

The public garden is one of 80 anchor attractions and tour bus operators in BC receiving funding.After a year and a half of drastically reduced visiting hours and revenues, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland will receive a grant from the BC Ministry... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: June 19 - July 19, 2021

July 20, 2021

A round-up of VIU students and employees in the news. News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Yahoo News: New Evidence of Spawning Pacific Sand Lance Found in Salish Sea. Highlights a study conducted by VIU’s Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region... Read more

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Alum of the Month: Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun

July 15, 2021

Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies and Philosophy from VIU in 2018 with dreams of following his father and other family members into a career in Indigenous law. Right after graduation, he started a full-time job as Project Coordinator with... Read more

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Queen Elizabeth Scholars from Tanzania Learn Lessons in Resilience

July 7, 2021

VIU Master of Sustainable Leisure Management graduates conducted their research remotely this year due to the pandemic. The three final international participants of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QES) program will graduate this summer –... Read more

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Starting Over and Making a Difference in Canada

July 3, 2021

Alumnus Charlton Mapayi's storyComing to Canada in his mid-40s from Harare, Zimbabwe, where he worked in sales and marketing, Charlton Mapayi found himself looking for a new career after failing to find work in this field. Applying for position after position to no avail, he decided... Read more

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VIU classes back in session Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June 29, 2021

All VIU classes are running tomorrow, Wednesday, June 30, at all campuses and online as per normal. Temperatures are expected to return to normal summer conditions. Classes were cancelled on Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29 due to extreme heat. Read more

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VIU classes cancelled Tuesday, June 29, 2021, due to extreme heat

June 28, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be cancelling classes on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, as the extreme heat wave is expected to continue.While classes will NOT be in session tomorrow, students and employees are welcome to come to campus to take respite from the heat.... Read more

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VIU Classes Cancelled Monday, June 28 Due to Extreme Heat

June 27, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be cancelling classes on Monday, June 28, 2021, due to extreme heat. Vancouver Island is currently experiencing a heat wave, with extremely high temperatures in the forecast for tomorrow.While classes will NOT be in session tomorrow, students... Read more

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Indigenous Youth Exploring Issues through VIU Art-based Literacy Project

June 23, 2021

VIU community-engaged research team working with youth to use art as a conduit for self-care, language learning and as a relationship-building tool.A team of Vancouver Island University (VIU) community-engaged researchers is working with Indigenous youth on a project that is... Read more

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Summer Camp Makes Transition to University Easier for Indigenous Students

June 22, 2021

The camp, which includes a blend of online and in-person activities, is organized by the VIU ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Aboriginal mentorship program.A free summer camp for Indigenous youth in Grades 7-12 will connect students with culture, build community and make the transition... 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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