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VIU invites public to new community event

September 25, 2023

DiscoverFest at VIU takes place on Saturday, October 21 from 12 to 4 pm. Everyone is invited to spend an afternoon at Vancouver Island University‘s (VIU’s) Nanaimo campus for DiscoverFest, a new community event designed to bring people together, create connections and showcase the University’s... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

September 20, 2023

Housing crisis, grocery store prices and Trump ✅ Looking for experts this week? In this issue:  Solutions to skyrocketing grocery prices Rising diplomatic tensions between Canada and India and Canadians' trust in Prime Minister Trudeau A research project that could move the needle on the housing... Read more

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VIU’s View Gallery presents an exhibition featuring faculty artists

September 20, 2023

The exhibit reception is on Thursday, September 21 from 5 to 7 pm.  Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) View Gallery is excited to host F23N14, its VIU faculty exhibition.   The exhibit runs until October 6, with a reception on Thursday, September 21 from 5 to 7 pm. Many of VIU’s faculty artists... Read more

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Statement in support of LGBTQ2S+ students, staff and families

September 20, 2023

Vancouver Island University (VIU) strives to be a welcoming space for all, defined by equality and free from discrimination and hate.  LGBTQ2S+ students, staff and families are valued members of our community, and we are here to support you. We will continue to work to ensure your campus experience... Read more

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