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

Creating Pathways for Students From Latin America

Creating Pathways For Students From Latin America

March 11, 2020

VIU expands its international presence with the opening of a new recruitment office in Quito, Ecuador.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is enriching its international student population with the opening of a recruitment office in Quito, Ecuador. “Reaching out to potential... Read more

COVID-19 Update

March 11, 2020

Since the last university-wide communication, numerous departments and faculties have been hard at work responding to and preparing for impacts of COVID-19. While the risk for Canada is low and we are not aware of any cases in our communities or on our campuses, the safety of the... Read more

VIU Student Art Exhibit Explores Questions about Diversity and Common Experiences

March 3, 2020

The View Gallery hosts student drawing exhibition, which runs March 5 to April 9.The View Gallery’s latest exhibit, Puzzle: An Exhibition of Student Drawings, asks questions about who we are, how we got here and how we express ourselves.The exhibit focuses on routes   ̶ ... Read more

Zombies and Shakespeare Collide in VIU Theatre Department's Spring Play

March 3, 2020

Theatre Department presents William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead as its spring production, which opens March 5.To be, or not to be … a zombie?Zombies shuffle through the streets of medieval London as historical characters deal with their own human schemes and woes while... Read more

VIU Strategic Planning Process

VIU Launches Strategic Planning Process

March 2, 2020

Titled The Future We Want to See, the process will help the University develop a strategic plan that will articulate VIU’s vision and direction as an institution.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) is looking to engage students, employees and the wider community in a conversation... Read more

Alum of the Month: Sarah Dmytruk

February 28, 2020

At just 16 years old, Sarah Dmytruk’s passion for welding inspired her to enroll in VIU’s Welding certificate program as a dual-credit student, which means she earned credits to complete high school while getting her basic training to become a welder. Now two years later, having... Read more

Skills Canada

Discovery Day and Skills Competition Bring Hundreds of High School Students to VIU

February 24, 2020

WHAT: Discovery Day 2020 and Skills BC Regional Competition at VIUWHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020WHERE: Nanaimo campus, various locations, see Campus MapWhile Vancouver Island University (VIU) students hit the books during reading break, more than 2,000 students from across the... Read more