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Passionate about parasites, people, and places

April 6, 2022

 By Aly Winks, Internal Communications Specialist Note: 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 love for teaching... 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 Culinary Olympics to... 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 sleuthing skills to... 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 from our... Read more


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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 event. The MABR... 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 Centre Dozens of emerging leaders will gather for two days of keynote talks, career advice and fun activities during the Vancouver Island... 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-income students... 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 activity WHEN: April 4-8, 2022, various times WHERE: VIU’s Nanaimo campus, virtual sessions via Zoom and online exhibits Nanaimo, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) students are presenting during CREATE... 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 are taking... 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 a longstanding... Read more


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