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VIU Media Highlights: March 1-15, 2021

March 15, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:CTV News: BC Invests $2 Million in Three Vancouver Island Food Hubs. Features Deep Bay Marine Field Station’s new Seafood Innovation Centre. Based off a... Read more


VIU Students Find Creative Ways to Support Children and Families During COVID

VIU Students Find Creative Ways to Support Children and Families During COVID

March 12, 2021

Students in VIU’s Child and Youth Care program didn’t let physical distancing get in the way of developing activities that support children, youth and families in their communities this year.Over the years, students in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Child and Youth... Read more


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An Important Update on Our Fall 2021 Semester

March 9, 2021

A message from VIU President Dr. Deborah SaucierWe have an important and exciting update to share with you about our fall semester. With the support of BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, VIU is now planning for a safe return to on-campus instruction for Fall 2021.In... Read more


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VIU Alum Makes an Impact Through Endowment Awards

March 8, 2021

Thanks to generous support from community, three annual awards will be given out to VIU students in the name of Micah Messent, who passed away in a plane crash in March 2019.Every year, three Indigenous students will have their financial burdens eased a little in the name of Micah... Read more


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BC Government Announces Support for Development of a Food Hub at VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station

March 2, 2021

The BC government has announced support for the development of new food hubs to strengthen food security on the island, including a new Seafood Innovation Centre at VIU’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station.“We are thrilled to harness the potential of Deep Bay’s world-class research labs... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: February 16-28, 2021

March 1, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Canada Newswire: Government of Canada Launches its 2030 Agenda National Strategy (VIU is a recipient of the SDG Funding Program Grant). Reach... Read more


Equity, diversity & inclusion in the post-secondary and public sectors

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Post-Secondary and Public Sectors

March 1, 2021

WHAT: A panel discussion on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Post-Secondary and Public SectorsWHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1 – 2:30 pmWHERE: Zoom webinar In recent years, creating more inclusive and diverse environments to work, learn and study in has been... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Tyson Whitney

February 23, 2021

Graduating in the midst of a recession, Tyson Whitney (Bachelor of Arts, Major in Creative Writing and Journalism ’08) worked a variety of jobs that didn’t focus on writing at first, including as a law clerk and warehouse manager. In 2015, he went to work for the North Island... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: February 1-15, 2021

February 17, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU in the News. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks: Our VIU News Release: Scholarly Article Sheds Light on Whether Vancouver Island Wolverines are a Distinct Sub-Species was picked up by the Victoria Times Colonist (reach... Read more


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VIU's Campuses and Facilities OPEN on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 15, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021, 6 pm update: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Powell River campus, Parksville/Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland and Deep Bay Marine Field... Read more


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

Building resilience and community from home.

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