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VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Powell River and Parksville-Qualicum Locations Closed Today (Wednesday, January 15)

January 15, 2020

UPDATE: VIU's Powell River campus is also closing as of 12:30 pm today (Wednesday, January 15) for afternoon and evening classes. The next update for all VIU locations will take place by 6:30 am on January 16, 2020.January 15, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus... Read more


VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Parksville-Qualicum locations closing at 12:30 pm

January 14, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU)’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Cowichan Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland, will close today, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm for the rest of the day and evening.... Read more


VIU Alumna Hannah McSorley shares her enthusiasm about being a researcher in the field of environmental science.

Alum of the Month: Hannah McSorley

January 14, 2020

It’s been a few years since Hannah McSorley graduated from Vancouver Island University, but her connections to the institution remain strong. Thanks to a research background in environmental analytical chemistry which she gained while still a student at VIU, as well as significant... Read more


Janelle Minoza, VIU Bachelor of Social Work student

The Power of Persistence: A Story of Success and Resilience

January 13, 2020

Janelle Minoza has overcome a number of obstacles standing in the way of her post-secondary education since becoming a student at Vancouver Island University last year.Janelle Minoza is living proof that hard work and determination can help you achieve your dreams.The third-year... Read more


Supports Available: UIA Flight 752 Plane Crash

January 9, 2020

A message from Dr. Deb Saucier, President and Vice-Chancellor and Irlanda Price, Associate-Vice President, Student AffairsWe would like to share our deep sadness for the loss of the victims on the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 plane crash and our thoughts are with their... Read more


Dr. Jasmine Janes, a VIU Biology Professor, examines some of the insect specimens at the VIU Museum of Natural History.

VIU Biology Professor Pens Paper About Insect Apocalypse Myth

January 9, 2020

Scientific paper sheds light on the damage sensationalist language can have on public opinion and conservation efforts of insect populations.Insectageddon. The insect apocalypse. A global crisis of insect extinction. These sensationalist words and phrases used in media coverage can... Read more


Incident at VIU Trout Facility

January 7, 2020

On December 20 and 21, 2019, Vancouver Island University moved approximately 1,500 trout from VIU’s Nanaimo campus to Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Pacific Biological Station, a Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) approved facility, in accordance with the long-standing agreement... Read more


VIU Helps to Build the Green Economy in Belize

VIU Helps to Build the Green Economy in Belize

December 19, 2019

VIU partners with Belize to strengthen technical and vocational education programs aimed at building capacity and resilience in the face of climate change. NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) is helping Belizean institutions develop programs that teach students how... Read more


#WorthIt2020 Vancouver Island University

VIU Launches Campaign to Show Students that University is Worth It

December 17, 2019

The campaign aims to address some common questions and challenges people encounter when thinking about coming to university.­­Going to university is not always a walk in the park, but a new campaign launched by Vancouver Island University (VIU) aims to show people that it is worth... Read more


Tragic News

December 12, 2019

A Message from Dr. Deb Saucier, VIU President and Vice-ChancellorIt is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we must inform our VIU community of a tragic car accident that occurred yesterday and has resulted in the death of one student and serious injury of another, both from our... Read more


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