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Speaker Series Highlights Innovative Research in the History of Gender and Health

November 9, 2021

The Gender, Health and Social Justice Speaker Series presented by VIU and the University of Saskatchewan is offered for free via Zoom and kicks off on November 19.A speaker series running this winter and spring will introduce attendees to the innovative scholarship being done by... Read more


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VIU Education Student Investigates How Women Experienced Trauma During the First World War

November 5, 2021

Danielle Cossey-Sutton’s project was funded by a Mitacs Research Training Award.A gap in First World War research is how women experienced trauma. Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Education student Danielle Cossey-Sutton spent part of the last academic year... Read more


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Giving Tuesday at VIU Raises Funds for Students in Need

November 4, 2021

VIU’s eighth annual Giving Tuesday campaign runs from November 15 to November 30, 2021.Vancouver Island University (VIU) welcomes learners of all different ages and backgrounds.Sometimes learners need a little extra help to make their educational goals a reality, which is why the... Read more


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VIU Launches Five-Year Strategic Plan

November 3, 2021

More than 2,000 staff, students, and community members participated in a consultation process that inspired the new plan.Vancouver Island University (VIU) has a new Strategic Plan, People, Place, Potential, to guide its activities over the next five years.Throughout 2020, VIU... Read more


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VIU and Community Partners Remember Local Fallen Soldiers through Video Memorial

November 1, 2021

VIU video project acknowledges Nanaimo soldiers’ contributions to the First and Second World Wars.A video memorial project that aims to tell a piece of the story of the lives of the Nanaimo soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First and Second World Wars will be... Read more


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Two VIU Mariners Alumni Take on New Roles as Apprentice Coaches

November 1, 2021

The pair were selected as participants in this year's CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program.Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners alumni have returned as apprentice coaches after being selected as participants in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)... Read more


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Media Highlights: October 19 – November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

VIU students and employees in the news. Top 10 News StoriesThe Indian Express. How hungry sea otters affect the sex life of sea grass. Dr. Jane Watson, Biology Professor Emeritus, and alum Dr. Erin Foster, co-authored the study this article is based on. Reach: 42... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Sandipan Debnath

October 25, 2021

Completing school and job hunting during a global pandemic didn’t slow Sandipan Debnath (Master of Business Administration ’21) down one bit. He’s now a Business Development Representative at Wrapbook, a US-based tech startup that is digitizing the entertainment payroll industry.... Read more


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WorldVIU Days Returns with Official Unveiling of Campus Community Mural

October 25, 2021

More than 300 people participated in creating the mural.A campus community mural project first envisioned in 2019 will officially be unveiled at Vancouver Island University (VIU) as part of the kickoff to this year’s annual, multi-day event known as WorldVIU Days.Taking place from... Read more


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Media Highlights: October 4-18, 2021

October 20, 2021

VIU students and employees in the news. Top 10 News StoriesTime Magazine: How COVID-19 Opened the Door to a New Era in Psychedelic Medicine. The Roots to Thrive program co-developed by VIU Nursing Professor Dr. Shannon Dames is mentioned. Reach: 64.6 million.Good Word News (and... Read more


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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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