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Terri Doughty, a VIU English Professor, will use Swedish artist Elsa Beskow’s work to illustrate how children’s picture books can contribute to a shift in perspectives in the plant-human relationship, during her Colloquium Series lecture.

VIU's Colloquium Series Lectures Live Streaming this Fall

September 17, 2020

Annual lecture series delves into a variety of topics including respectful relations between humans and plants, understanding women’s pain and examining London’s last Frost Fair.The show will go on for Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) popular Arts and Humanities Colloquium... Read more


Ariana White, Culinary alum

Alum of the Month: Ariana White

September 15, 2020

After graduating from the Culinary Management diploma program at VIU in 2012, Ariana White, who has been cooking her whole life, decided to take her career in a new direction and focus on whole animal butchery. She currently works at Chop ‘N Block, a local shop in Kamloops, BC,... Read more


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Information on Scholar Strike Canada, September 9 and 10

September 9, 2020

A message from VIU Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Carol Stuart, regarding Scholar Strike Canada On September 9 and 10, 2020, a group of university scholars has organized Scholar Strike Canada – a program of public digital teach-ins covering a range of topics... Read more


:  From left, Scott Britney, Dr. Mercedes Hernandez, Nicolen Johnson and Andre Gauvin have been conducting antibiotic-resistant gene research to determine how common they are in urban environments. (Please note that this photo was taken prior to the COVID

Biology Professor Investigating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Genes in Nanaimo Region

September 1, 2020

VIU’s Dr. Mercedes Hernandez is researching how common antibiotic-resistant genes are among bacteria from urban environments. Antibiotic resistance in bacteria is a worldwide problem and where previously these bacteria were more commonly found in hospitals, now they can be... Read more


Program Helps VIU Students Develop Commercial Enterprise

Program Helps VIU Students Develop Commercial Enterprises

August 25, 2020

VIU business training program helps remove barriers to self-employment for persons with disabilities.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cooperative Entrepreneur Training Program (CETP) provides students with disabilities the skills they need to develop robust business plans and... Read more


Rock VIU Welcome to Campus

VIU Welcomes New Students with Virtual Orientation Events

August 24, 2020

Rock VIU: Welcome to Campus takes place August 31 to September 4, with peer mentors checking in with students the week before.­­Post-secondary education will look a little different this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many students and professors learning and teaching... Read more


Dr. Jasmine Janes, a VIU Biology Professor, is researching bog orchids and trying to determine how and why they are hybridizing in the wild.

VIU Researcher Investigates Eco-Evolutionary Process of Bog Orchids

August 11, 2020

VIU Biology Professor Jasmine Janes has received a Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to help her research bog orchid hybridization.Bog orchids are hybridizing naturally in the wild even though there are multiple barriers that should... Read more


Dr. Judith Sayers, VIU's new Chancellor

VIU Appoints Dr. Judith Sayers as New Chancellor

August 10, 2020

Sayers is President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and a longtime Indigenous rights and sustainable development advocate.A prominent local Indigenous leader, sustainable development advocate and passionate educator will be Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) next chancellor.... Read more


VIU President Receives Indigenous Women in Leadership Award

July 24, 2020

Dr. Deborah Saucier, VIU President and Vice-Chancellor, is the 2020 recipient of this award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and TD Bank Group.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) is proud to announce that our President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Deborah Saucier... Read more


Milner Garden & Woodland Creates New Legacy Endowment Fund

July 21, 2020

Fund will help keep the gardens and woodland strong for continued enjoyment of the community.A new legacy fund in honour of the late Dr. Craig Clarke has been created to support Milner Gardens & Woodland. Earlier this year we sadly lost Clarke, Milner Society’s past... Read more


VIU Voices

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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Community Classroom

Building resilience and community from home.

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