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VIU Student Group Hosts Climate Change Symposium

April 14, 2022

The symposium includes a keynote presentation by Dr. Elizaveta Malinina, a Research Scientist at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling.We must act now to fight climate change. This cry of alarm has been sounded many times, but it hasn’t been answered sufficiently to halt the... Read more


The Future of Reconciliation in Canada A VIU Conversation

VIU Hosts a Conversation on the Future of Reconciliation in Canada

April 13, 2022

What: The Future of Reconciliation in Canada: A VIU ConversationWhen: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 10-11:30 am Where: Online (Zoom webinar) Reconciliation is a complex concept with a variety of definitions, meaning different things to different people, but one thing many... Read more


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Provincial Government Funds Expansion of Shq’apthut, VIU’s Indigenous Gathering Place

April 8, 2022

Investment will enhance on-campus learning experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous studentsIndigenous students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will soon have access to more space as Shq’apthut (A Gathering Place) is expanded at the Nanaimo campus.The building is a home... Read more


Team BC Culinary Olympics

Culinary Teams from Across Canada Coming to VIU to Prepare for Global Competition

April 6, 2022

Members of the Junior Culinary Olympic Team Canada and Team BC are hosting a reception and banquet-style dinner event.Top chefs and apprentices from around the province and across the country are coming to VIU this month as part of their continuing path to the Olympics – the... Read more


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5 Questions with Susan Juby

April 4, 2022

Susan Juby, a Nanaimo-based author and Vancouver Island University Creative Writing Professor, had two new novels hit the bookshelves this March.Mindful of Murder, released March 8, features Helen Thorpe, a smart, preternaturally calm and deeply insightful butler who uses her... Read more


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Citizen Scientists Asked to Look for Plants and Animals during Annual MABR BioBlitz

April 1, 2022

Event participants can make observations anywhere within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region, whether that’s in their backyard or a community park.People can channel their inner scientist by participating in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region’s (MABR’s) annual BioBlitz... Read more


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VIU Students Aim for Connection with Youth Leadership Conference

March 30, 2022

The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference happens Friday, April 1 to Saturday, April 2, 2022 at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre and the Vancouver Island Conference CentreDozens of emerging leaders will gather for two days of keynote talks, career advice and fun activities during... Read more


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New Bursary Fund Boosts Impact of Education Savings Grant

March 30, 2022

Wealthsimple Foundation and VIU partner to deliver $20,000 bursaries to Canada Learning Bond-eligible students.Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Wealthsimple Foundation are teaming up on a new bursary program that aims to make post-secondary education more accessible for modest-... Read more


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VIU’s CREATE Conference Showcases Student Research and Creative Activity

March 30, 2022

WHAT: VIU CREATE Conference – a celebration of student scholarship, research and creative activityWHEN: April 4-8, 2022, various timesWHERE: VIU’s Nanaimo campus, virtual sessions via Zoom and online exhibitsNanaimo, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) students are... Read more


Addressing the assault of a VIU student last weekend

March 29, 2022

The safety of our students and employees is critical to our environment at VIU. We are committed to creating a space where all are welcome and all feel like they belong.As some of you may know, a VIU student was assaulted last weekend at a private residence. VIU and the Nanaimo RCMP... 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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In our community classrooms, you can meet our faculty and students, discover new environments and change the world alongside us. We're excited to share our knowledge and passions with you. 

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