March 17, 2020

We have said this a number of times, but we wanted to once again thank everyone in our community for their continued support and patience. It means a lot to see people coming together and recognizing that there are many people across our campuses and facilities working... Read more


March 16, 2020

First, we’d like to thank everyone again for continuing to support each other and for your patience and understanding as we try to get messages out and make critical decisions as quickly as possible. We again want to reassure everyone in our community that we are working... Read more

COVID-19 UPDATE: VIU transitioning to alternate course delivery and assessment

March 15, 2020

Vancouver Island University is working hard to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and has been monitoring this situation and updating our response every day. I’d like to thank our employees and students who have come together to support each other as we work through this challenging... Read more


March 14, 2020

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to get our daily update messages to you. And, as a reminder, if you have any questions that are not answered here, or on our COVID-19 website, please email UPDATES:Milner... Read more

VIU to close Milner Gardens & Woodland and Camellia Tea Room for Two Weeks

March 14, 2020

With the safety and well-being of our community at the top of our mind, VIU has decided to close Milner Gardens & Woodland and the Camellia Tea Room to the public and volunteers, for two weeks, effective immediately – Saturday, March 14, 2020. Milner Gardens &... Read more

DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 13, 2020, 6 pm

March 13, 2020

We’d like to let everyone know that we are working hard to address this challenging situation and support our community. There is a lot of background work going on to try and implement best practices to do this. We’d like to thank our community for supporting each other – we all... Read more

March 12, 2020: Evening Update to Community

March 12, 2020

We are continuing to monitor global and local developments related to COVID-19 – our primary focus is ensuring we are providing support to our employees and students as this situation develops. Going forward, we will have a daily update to share the latest COVID-19 news, as... Read more

2020 CCAA National Women's Basketball Championships Cancelled

March 12, 2020

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association has made the decision to cancel both men's and women's basketball national championships due to the ongoing developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. The women's championships were scheduled to take place at Vancouver Island University'... Read more

UPDATE: COVID-19, March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

As you may know, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. We wanted to clarify what that means for our community. Most importantly, the declaration of a pandemic does not change the risk within Canada, which remains low according to the... Read more

VIU gets in the zone for the CCAA National Women's Basketball Championship

VIU Gets In The Zone For The CCAA National Women's Basketball Championship

March 11, 2020

VIU Mariners women’s basketball team has home court advantage heading into CCAA National Women’s Basketball Championship.The top women’s university and college basketball players from across the country will be giving it their all in high-paced action at the 2020 Canadian Collegiate... Read more