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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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Dialogue update to community

June 7, 2024

Sent on behalf of Dr. Michael Quinn, Carolyn Russell and Emily Huner Dear VIU community, As President Saucier wrote last week in her message to the campus community, VIU is committed to the hard work that is needed to resolve the issue with the encampment groups. We wanted to provide an update on... 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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Preserving nature’s music for future generations

Safeguarding birds for future generations is crucial, says Chelsey Watts.“Some of the essential sounds of nature when you walk outside is birds singing. I...

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VIU Student Pulse News: June 14, 2024

This week you probably noticed a lot of students wearing regalia and graduation caps. That’s because convocation ceremonies were on June 12 and 13, and...

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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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