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VIU awards five honorary degrees at June convocation ceremonies

June 12, 2024

Degrees will go to prominent public servant, Elder, businessman, artist and author during VIU’s convocation ceremonies and Semélshun on June 12, 13 and 14. A public servant, Coast Salish Elder, businessman, artist and author are receiving honorary degrees at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s)... Read more


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Update to community June 11, 2024

June 11, 2024

Dear VIU community, Last night, the Students for Palestine Committee and the Palestine Solidarity Encampment (PSE) requested a meeting to continue our ongoing dialogue. VIU agreed to meet today, where we shared information and received a commitment from the PSE that their organization would not... Read more


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Community members share impactful stories during VIU’s Rainbow Project

June 11, 2024

What: The Rainbow Project: Searching for a voice, Pride stories through the decades When: June 22 and 23, 7 pm  Where: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre lobby, Building 310, Nanaimo campus  Community members will share impactful stories from their lives during The Rainbow Project: Searching for a voice,... Read more


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Update to community June 10, 2024

June 10, 2024

Dear VIU community, Today, Vancouver Island University (VIU) held a follow-up meeting with the Students for Palestine Committee and the Palestine Solidarity Encampment (PSE) to continue the dialogue from our initial meeting last week. As promised in our initial meeting, VIU came prepared for a... Read more




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Chasing the total solar eclipse

Dr. Greg Arkos, a VIU Astronomy Professor, travelled to Mazatlán, Mexico to view the total solar eclipse. The eclipse crossed North America, passing over...

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How has VIU’s Portal magazine evolved over the years?

How did Portal magazine evolve from a black-and-white photocopied and stapled chapbook to a nationally distributed literary magazine?Joy Gugeler,...

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Using an Ojibwe lens to examine Margaret Atwood’s novel MaddAddam

Bryn Skibo examines Margaret Atwood’s speculative novel MaddAddam through an Ojibwe lens during her spring 2024 VIU Arts and Humanities...

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Liberal Studies student takes research to international conference

When Chiara Sedola wrote a paper for a VIU class, she had no idea her work would take her to Washington, DC to present at a conference.But that’s exactly how...

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Finding his career path with VIU’s ABE program

It was while working a “crappy” job that Philip Lawton decided it was time to figure out what he wanted to do for a career. He thought the Adult Basic...

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Alum wins coveted Ma Murray award for feature writing

Tyson Whitney, Editor of the North Island Gazette and a VIU Creative Writing and Journalism alum, received his greatest honour to date this year when he earned...

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