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Citizen Scientists Asked to Look for Plants and Animals during Annual MABR BioBlitz

April 1, 2022

Event participants can make observations anywhere within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region, whether that’s in their backyard or a community park.People can channel their inner scientist by participating in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region’s (MABR’s) annual BioBlitz... Read more


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VIU Students Aim for Connection with Youth Leadership Conference

March 30, 2022

The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference happens Friday, April 1 to Saturday, April 2, 2022 at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre and the Vancouver Island Conference CentreDozens of emerging leaders will gather for two days of keynote talks, career advice and fun activities during... Read more


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New Bursary Fund Boosts Impact of Education Savings Grant

March 30, 2022

Wealthsimple Foundation and VIU partner to deliver $20,000 bursaries to Canada Learning Bond-eligible students.Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Wealthsimple Foundation are teaming up on a new bursary program that aims to make post-secondary education more accessible for modest-... Read more


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VIU’s CREATE Conference Showcases Student Research and Creative Activity

March 30, 2022

WHAT: VIU CREATE Conference – a celebration of student scholarship, research and creative activityWHEN: April 4-8, 2022, various timesWHERE: VIU’s Nanaimo campus, virtual sessions via Zoom and online exhibitsNanaimo, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) students are... Read more


Addressing the assault of a VIU student last weekend

March 29, 2022

The safety of our students and employees is critical to our environment at VIU. We are committed to creating a space where all are welcome and all feel like they belong.As some of you may know, a VIU student was assaulted last weekend at a private residence. VIU and the Nanaimo RCMP... Read more


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UVic and VIU Deepen Relationship with Special Gifting Ceremony for New Chancellor

March 28, 2022

Cloy-e-iis, Dr. Judith Sayers, received a Talking Stick from UVic officials in a ceremony that followed Coast Salish protocol on March 24.A Talking Stick gifted by University of Victoria officials to Vancouver Island University’s Chancellor, Cloy-e-iis, Dr. Judith Sayers, solidifies... Read more


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VIU Receives Funding for new EV Skills Training Program

March 21, 2022

Minister Bruce Ralston visited VIU on March 21 to learn more about the new program.Automotive technicians will soon be able to upgrade their skills to work on electric vehicles (EVs) at Vancouver Island University (VIU), thanks to funding from the provincial government. The EV... Read more


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National Championship Basketball Tournament a Fond Farewell for VIU Student

March 18, 2022

Fifth-year student Amber Lease will suit up as a Mariner for the final time during the CCAA national tournament at VIU.There will be no shortage of top talent to watch during the 2022 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s National Basketball Championship taking... Read more


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Program Helps Students Transform Business Ideas into Reality

March 17, 2022

VIU business training program helps those with disabilities on the road to self-employment.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cooperative Entrepreneur Training Program (CETP) offers students with disabilities or those who have faced employment barriers the opportunity to... Read more


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High School Students Invited to Experience VIU During Discovery Day

March 16, 2022

What: Discovery Day 2022When: Tuesday, March 29, 2022Where: OnlineIt’s Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) largest event for high school students, and this year it’s taking place virtually, so students and parents can log in from anywhere.Discovery Day 2022 takes place on Tuesday... Read more


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