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BC Government Announces Support for Development of a Food Hub at VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station

March 2, 2021

The BC government has announced support for the development of new food hubs to strengthen food security on the island, including a new Seafood Innovation Centre at VIU’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station.“We are thrilled to harness the potential of Deep Bay’s world-class research labs... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: February 16-28, 2021

March 1, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Canada Newswire: Government of Canada Launches its 2030 Agenda National Strategy (VIU is a recipient of the SDG Funding Program Grant). Reach... Read more


Equity, diversity & inclusion in the post-secondary and public sectors

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Post-Secondary and Public Sectors

March 1, 2021

WHAT: A panel discussion on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Post-Secondary and Public SectorsWHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1 – 2:30 pmWHERE: Zoom webinar In recent years, creating more inclusive and diverse environments to work, learn and study in has been... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Tyson Whitney

February 23, 2021

Graduating in the midst of a recession, Tyson Whitney (Bachelor of Arts, Major in Creative Writing and Journalism ’08) worked a variety of jobs that didn’t focus on writing at first, including as a law clerk and warehouse manager. In 2015, he went to work for the North Island... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: February 1-15, 2021

February 17, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU in the News. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks: Our VIU News Release: Scholarly Article Sheds Light on Whether Vancouver Island Wolverines are a Distinct Sub-Species was picked up by the Victoria Times Colonist (reach... Read more


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VIU's Campuses and Facilities OPEN on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 15, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021, 6 pm update: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Powell River campus, Parksville/Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland and Deep Bay Marine Field... Read more


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VIU's Campuses and Facilities Closed February 14 and 15, 2021

February 13, 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 6 pm update: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus will remain closed Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15, 2021, due to severe weather conditions. The Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Powell River campus,... Read more


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VIU's Nanaimo, Cowichan – campus and Trades Centre – G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland are CLOSED today due to severe weather conditions.

February 13, 2021

Saturday, February 13: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland are CLOSED today due to severe weather conditions. Powell River campus and the... Read more


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VIU, NIC and Tourism VI Partner on Virtual Networking Event

February 10, 2021

CONNECT, which aims to build connections between employers, industry professionals, students and faculty, takes place Wednesday, March 3 from 3-5 pm.Vancouver Island University (VIU) and North Island College (NIC) are partnering with Tourism Vancouver Island (TVI) for an engaging,... Read more


VIU Baking Program Rises to the Next Level

VIU Baking Program Rises to the Next Level

February 9, 2021

Bakers who want to start their own specialty business or take on commercial management roles can learn the skills they need at new program being offered at VIU.Students who love baking and are ready to take the next step toward becoming a professional baker or even selling their own... 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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