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Recognizing the Indigenous children who were killed at the Kamloops residential school

May 31, 2021

Dear VIU Community, I spent the weekend thinking about the 215 children who were killed at the Kamloops Indian Residential School on the unceded land of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. The news reports that some of these children were as young as three. These were... Read more

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VIU Counselling Team’s Mental Health and Wellness Training Program Adapted into Open Education Resource

May 27, 2021

Capacity to Connect developed several years ago by Counsellors to help VIU employees support students in distress. A new open education resource co-developed by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) counselling team and BCcampus is now available to help post-secondary faculty... Read more

Bill Boyte VIU General Counsel and Secretary

VIU Welcomes New General Counsel and University Secretary

May 27, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce that Bill Boyte has been appointed to the role of General Counsel and University Secretary.In this critical role, Boyte will act as the senior policy advisor responsible for providing leadership, direction and oversight... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: May 11-24, 2021

May 25, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeksPopular Science: Trees Need Wind to Reproduce: Climate Change is Messing That Up. Story features commentary by Dr. Jasmine Janes, a VIU Biology... Read more

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VIU Researcher Investigates Hospital Design Elements to Improve Employee Well-being

May 20, 2021

VIU researcher surveying Island Health employees working in Cowichan District Hospital to understand what physical architectural features make a difference in their work satisfaction and well-being. Vancouver Island University (VIU) Psychology Professor Dr. Lindsay McCunn is... Read more

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VIU’s Milner Gardens Marks 20 Years as a Public Garden

May 13, 2021

Donated to VIU 25 years ago, the property is home to a range of educational activities, community events and research projects.From programs that connect children to nature, to the magic of Christmas in the garden, to studying the effects of climate change on local plants, Vancouver... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: April 27 - May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks: Yahoo!, and numerous other newswire outlets: CCAB Announces Lineup of Prominent Indigenous Women for June IWIL Event (VIU... Read more

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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Explore Careers in Trades and Applied Technology

May 6, 2021

WHAT: VIU Trades and Applied Technology Virtual ExpoWHEN: Thursday, May 27, 3 – 7 pmWHERE: Online/Virtual Trades and applied technology programs at Vancouver Island University (VIU) can help students enter rewarding, high-paying careers after as little as nine... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: April 13-26, 2021

April 26, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Nanaimo News Bulletin: City of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University Formalize Relationship with Memorandum of Understanding. Reach: 190,000. Also... Read more

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VIU's Portal Magazine Celebrates 30 Years of Literary Excellence

April 26, 2021

Portal is hosting a virtual launch of its 30th anniversary edition on Friday, April 30.For 30 years Portal, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) nationally distributed literary magazine, has amplified the voices of emerging writers and showcased the works of up-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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