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VIU Cowichan campus closed today (February 1)

February 1, 2020

Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus is closing as of 12:30 pm today (Saturday, February 1, 2020) for the rest of the day and evening due to the local state of emergency declared by the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Roads throughout the mid-Island have flooded and... Read more


Coronavirus monitoring

January 31, 2020

VIU has been actively monitoring the situation regarding a respiratory illness called the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV since the illness was identified. There has been one confirmed case in BC. The province remains at LOW risk according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.VIU takes... Read more


VIU and Camosun Initiative Supports Indigenous Trades Training

VIU and Camosun Initiative Supports Indigenous Trades Training

January 28, 2020

VIU and Camosun College partnership will create new career pathways in the trades for Indigenous Peoples.A new program sponsored by the Province of BC and the Industry Training Authority BC (ITA) will provide an opportunity for Indigenous students to explore career options in trades... Read more


Celebrating Innovation for a Sustainable Global Community

Celebrating Innovation for a Sustainable Global Community

January 27, 2020

VIU stages Global Citizens Week to showcase employee, student and community Innovation in Action for a better world.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is opening its doors to the local community to take part in Global Citizens Week activities showcasing the many initiatives faculty,... Read more


Renowned Michif Poet Gregory Scofield to Give VIU Gustafson Lecture and Reading

January 27, 2020

The events on Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13 are free and open to the public.Now, more than ever, people of all generations wonder: can we foster good relationships between people and the Earth, between ourselves? Gregory Scofield says that stories help build... Read more


Human rights Advocate Louise Arbour to be honoured by VIU.

Human Rights Advocate Honoured by VIU

January 27, 2020

Louise Arbour, who has dedicated her professional career to advocating for a more just and compassionate world, will be presented with an honorary degree from VIU on January 31.­­The Honourable Louise Arbour has had an extraordinary judicial career protecting democracy, human rights... Read more


VIU students to benefit from Norwegian collaboration in outdoor studies.

VIU Students to Benefit From Norwegian Collaboration in Outdoor Studies

January 24, 2020

New partnership will allow VIU students to take outdoor experiential learning beyond the boundaries of British Columbia.­­A new partnership will allow Canadian and Norwegian university students to benefit from interdisciplinary nature-based recreation and outdoor wellness education... Read more


Cold War Propaganda, Graphic Narratives and Magical Music Explored in Series

January 22, 2020

Spring Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series allows faculty to share their scholarly and creative work. Action-packed television shows in the 1950s entertained many children, but also served as a powerful Cold War propaganda tool that conveyed messages about security, ethnicity... Read more


Deb Saucier, Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

VIU Participates in Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

January 21, 2020

VIU is excited to participate in the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative, which aims to support the voices and ideas of Indigenous peoples directly, and complement the Government of Canada’s investments to improve housing conditions in Indigenous communities. Please see... Read more


VIU Satyr Players Club Presents Six Shows During One-Act Play Festival

January 20, 2020

Student theatre club premieres never before seen plays during annual festival.The Satyr Players one-act play festival runs the gambit of emotions this year, offering satirical comedy, high-energy slapstick and some serious moments.“There is something for everyone in this year’s one... Read more


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