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Action required: VIU’s vaccine self-declaration program

September 16, 2021

As announced on August 27, VIU is introducing a vaccine self-declaration program for students and employees to support the wellness and mental health of our community and a safe campus environment. We are requesting that all employees and students declare their vaccination... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Sara Guzman

September 15, 2021

Sara Guzman has always been fascinated by tiny things you can’t see with the naked eye, from microbes to chemical reactions in cells. It’s the reason Guzman knew she wanted a science career.Her parents encouraged her to pursue higher education. Guzman, originally from Bogota,... Read more


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VIU Professor Studies How Pandemic Affected Recreation Programming in the Yukon

September 14, 2021

Dr. Aggie Weighill is participating in a two-phase research project that aims to develop a more resilient, post-pandemic model of recreation delivery.How people view the role and importance of physical activity in the well-being and social togetherness of their community is a... Read more


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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Showcase Graduate Programs

September 10, 2021

Students who are contemplating the next step in their post-secondary careers can come to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) first-ever online Graduate Programs Expo on September 15.Graduate programs build on what students learned in undergraduate degrees and are more highly... Read more


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Vaccine Survey Results

September 9, 2021

From August 27 to September 3, VIU ran a confidential survey asking our students and employees their vaccination status. Thank you to everyone who participated – we had a 52% response rate (4,772 completed surveys) which is a higher than usual participation rate given the timing and... Read more


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BC's Proof of Vaccination System

September 9, 2021

On Tuesday, September 7, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, shared more details about the province’s Proof of Vaccination system. Part of this new provincial public health order will include a requirement to show your BC Vaccine Card to access certain... Read more


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VIU Welcomes New Associate Vice-President, Community Partnerships

September 8, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Richard Horbachewski as the new Associate Vice-President, Community Partnerships.In this role, Richard will oversee VIU's advancement and alumni portfolios, community partnerships, Milner Gardens, and serve as VIU's Chief... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: July 19 – August 23, 2021

August 31, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.News StoriesTop performing article for the last month:CTV News: BC funds rapid drug-checking technology amid opioid crisis. Reach: 19.5 million. Story also published by BC Government News, Times Colonist, Nanaimo News Now,... Read more


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VIU Welcomes New Students with Two Weeks of Events and Activities

August 27, 2021

RockVIU: New Student Orientation takes place August 23 to September 3 and includes a mix of virtual and in-person events and activities.After a year and a half of online learning for many, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is gearing up to welcome more students back to campus this... Read more


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A Safe Return to Campus this Fall

August 27, 2021

Sent on behalf of Dr. Deborah Saucier, President and Vice-ChancellorAll of us at VIU are committed to the health and safety of our community. We know that the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the province are concerning, which is why we have worked with our sector partners at the... 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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Building resilience and community from home.

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