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New Program Prepares Next Generation of Climate Solution Global Leaders

April 21, 2022

A new partnership between three prominent island educational institutions marks Earth Day by investing in future climate action leaders to find solutions for the complex challenge of climate change. Two recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between pre-university... Read more


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Portal Hosts First In-Person Launch Since 2020

April 19, 2022

The launch is on April 29 at The Grand Hotel from 6-8:30 pm.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) student-run annual literary magazine is going to be celebrated in-person for the first time in three years thanks to the lifting of Covid restrictions and a desire for face-to-face... Read more


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VIU Welcomes New University Librarian

April 19, 2022

David Alexander takes on vital University Librarian role with Vancouver Island University.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce that after an extensive search, David Alexander has been appointed its next University Librarian. As the Librarian, Alexander will be... Read more


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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


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Passionate about parasites, people, and places

April 6, 2022

 By Aly Winks, Internal Communications SpecialistNote: Dr. Tim Goater is a Macebearer at VIU's Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, June 23, 2022.Dr. Tim Goater is one of those fortunate people who is doing what he was born to do. His commitment, enthusiasm, confidence, and pure... Read more


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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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Exterior wayfinding program makes VIU a more welcoming place to everyone

April 2, 2022

Most of us can recall, recently or not so recently, when we were new to VIU – either trying to find the place you were meeting a contact for an interview, or wandering around as a new student hoping to discover what B345 meant. In many cases, the good graces of a stranger saved us... Read more


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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

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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VIU Magazine

Take a deeper dive into the people of this place, help us explore our potential and impact on the world.

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