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Alum of the Month: Katelyn Horsley

January 26, 2022

VIU Psychology alum Katelyn Horsley is pursuing a graduate science degree with an undergraduate degree in the arts. After graduating from Vancouver Island University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Psychology, she began a Master of Science degree at the University of... Read more


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Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement

January 21, 2022

Vancouver Island University’s the View Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of painting and sculpture reflecting the themes of both figural work and movement. Through the intriguing work of four accomplished and varied artists, human movement is portrayed on a number of... Read more


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VIU Science and Technology Community Lecture Series for Spring 2022 focuses on Climate Change

January 18, 2022

The series features 11 free lectures from researchers on a range of topics connected to climate change issues.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) spring 2022 Science and Technology Lecture Series is shining the spotlight on climate change research.“Climate change is one of the... Read more


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VIU Researchers Investigate Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Social Services Sector

January 18, 2022

The research took place over 18 months.An increased focus on work-life balance and the retention of hybrid service delivery options are just two of the findings Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers discovered when researching the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on local... Read more


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New Global Skills Opportunity Projects Help VIU Students Gain International Experience

January 14, 2022

Funding from the federal government will allow students to participate in study and research experiences abroad.Dozens of students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be gaining global skills training through two recently announced projects.The programs, Crossing Borders... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: Top 21 of 2021

January 14, 2022

Please find below the top 21 VIU stories of 2021, ranked in order by number of people reached. Top 21 VIU stories of 2021Yahoo Finance: New evidence of spawning Pacific sand lance found in Salish Sea. Story details the results of a study published by VIU and... Read more


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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Showcase Graduate Programs

January 12, 2022

WHAT: VIU Graduate Programs ExpoWHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 4-8 pm; drop-in eventWHERE: Online/VirtualStudents who are contemplating the next step in their post-secondary careers can drop in to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) virtual Graduate Programs... Read more


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VIU Theatre Professor explores a “Grotesque” Satirical Play During First Colloquium Lecture

January 10, 2022

Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series returns this spring with a thought-provoking lineup.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Spring Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series will take audience members on a journey through the theatre of grotesque, and audio media techniques... Read more


In-person Classes Starting January 10; Updated Health and Safety Protocols

January 7, 2022

Sent on behalf of VIU’s Senior Management TeamHappy New Year VIU Community,We look forward to welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus on Monday, January 10, when in-person classes resume at VIU, supported by reinforced safety measures to keep everyone safe.The health... Read more


Severe Weather Closure

All campuses open today (Friday, January 7)

January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s campuses and locations are open for regular business today (Friday, January 7, 2022). Please use caution when travelling to and from our locations and while navigating VIU grounds and be prepared for winter conditions... 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

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