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Jan. 18, 2020: VIU Nanaimo campus and GR Paine CLOSED

January 18, 2020

January 18, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Deep Bay Marine Field Station are CLOSED for the day and evening. Snow and ice have made travel and locations unsafe. The next update will be by 6:30 am on Sunday, January 19,... Read more


VIU’s Dr. Tim Green, Canada Research Chair in Shellfish Health and Genomics, is pursuing research to detect norovirus contamination in marine environments.

VIU Receives $300,000 to Research Norovirus Contamination of Oysters

January 17, 2020

Research project focuses on helping the BC shellfish industry to forecast, manage and prevent risks to human health and multi-million-dollar losses associated with outbreaks.Dr. Tim Green, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Canada Research Chair in Shellfish Health and Genomics,... Read more


Jan. 17, 2020: ALL VIU LOCATIONS OPEN

January 17, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020: All VIU campuses (Nanaimo, Cowichan and Powell River) and the Parksville/Qualicum Centre are open today, Friday, January 17, for classes and regular business. The G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland, and the Deep Bay... Read more


Update: Jan. 16, 2020: VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Parksville-Qualicum locations CLOSED ALL DAY AND EVENING

January 16, 2020

AFTERNOON UPDATE: January 16, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland will remain CLOSED for the rest of today (... Read more


VIU's Nanaimo, Cowichan and Parksville-Qualicum locations are closed for the morning (Thursday, January 16, 2020)

January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland are CLOSED for morning classes. Travel to VIU may still be a challenge, so these... Read more


VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Powell River and Parksville-Qualicum Locations Closed Today (Wednesday, January 15)

January 15, 2020

UPDATE: VIU's Powell River campus is also closing as of 12:30 pm today (Wednesday, January 15) for afternoon and evening classes. The next update for all VIU locations will take place by 6:30 am on January 16, 2020.January 15, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus... Read more


VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Parksville-Qualicum locations closing at 12:30 pm

January 14, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU)’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Cowichan Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland, will close today, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm for the rest of the day and evening.... Read more


VIU Alumna Hannah McSorley shares her enthusiasm about being a researcher in the field of environmental science.

Alum of the Month: Hannah McSorley

January 14, 2020

It’s been a few years since Hannah McSorley graduated from Vancouver Island University, but her connections to the institution remain strong. Thanks to a research background in environmental analytical chemistry which she gained while still a student at VIU, as well as significant... Read more


Janelle Minoza, VIU Bachelor of Social Work student

The Power of Persistence: A Story of Success and Resilience

January 13, 2020

Janelle Minoza has overcome a number of obstacles standing in the way of her post-secondary education since becoming a student at Vancouver Island University last year.Janelle Minoza is living proof that hard work and determination can help you achieve your dreams.The third-year... Read more


Supports Available: UIA Flight 752 Plane Crash

January 9, 2020

A message from Dr. Deb Saucier, President and Vice-Chancellor and Irlanda Price, Associate-Vice President, Student AffairsWe would like to share our deep sadness for the loss of the victims on the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 plane crash and our thoughts are with their... Read more


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