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Green, blue and red holiday lights twinkle and glow on Milner House and trees and shrubs.

Christmas Magic Returns this Holiday Season to VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland

November 24, 2021

Outdoor festival of lights runs Fridays to Sundays during the first three weeks of December.The garden paths and buildings at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland will twinkle and glow with thousands of lights during Milner Christmas Magic this holiday... Read more


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Alum of the Month: J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth

November 24, 2021

VIU alum J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth (One who gives away and still stands tall) recently took on a new, key role with the National Film Board of Canada – as the organization’s Director of Indigenous Relations and Community Engagement. In this role, she will provide leadership and... Read more


VIU Baking Instructor Ken Harper displays the new exclusive VIU chocolate product, known as Spindle Whorl.

VIU Baking Program Launches Exclusive Signature Chocolate

November 18, 2021

A-one-of-kind signature chocolate created and designed by students is now available.It’s hard to top the taste of quality chocolate and in the case of a new creation courtesy of the Professional Baking and Pastry Arts program at Vancouver Island University (VIU), there’s... Read more


VIU’s Severe Weather procedures

November 17, 2021

With winter on its way, it is time for everyone to review VIU’s Severe Weather procedures.These procedures outline what you will need to do in the event the University needs to close campuses or facilities due to severe weather.  Please take the following actions:Review... Read more


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Media Highlights: November 1 - 15, 2021

November 16, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.Top 10 News Stories:CTV News National website story: Indigenous-led literacy program in BC helps residential school survivors learn to read and write. Inspired by VIU News Release. Reach: 17.1 million. CTV News... Read more


Classes resume at VIU Cowichan today (November 16)

November 16, 2021

Classes will resume at Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus today (Tuesday, November 16, 2021). We know the storm has left variable road conditions across the region. If you cannot safely travel to the Cowichan campus, please contact your instructors or... Read more


VIU Cowichan Campus cancelling classes this afternoon (November 15)

November 15, 2021

Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan Campus will be cancelling all classes after 3 pm this afternoon, Monday, November 15. The campus is safe and will remain open as per regular hours. Classes are being cancelled to respect the State of Emergency issued by the... Read more


Connie Walker

VIU Indigenous Speaker Talks About Journalism’s Role in Reconciliation

November 10, 2021

Investigative reporter Connie Walker is the keynote speaker for VIU’s seventh annual Indigenous Speakers Series on November 22.Connie Walker has devoted the past decade of her investigative journalism career to exposing the truth about the impacts of residential schools, and helping... Read more


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Speaker Series Highlights Innovative Research in the History of Gender and Health

November 9, 2021

The Gender, Health and Social Justice Speaker Series presented by VIU and the University of Saskatchewan is offered for free via Zoom and kicks off on November 19.A speaker series running this winter and spring will introduce attendees to the innovative scholarship being done by... Read more


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VIU Education Student Investigates How Women Experienced Trauma During the First World War

November 5, 2021

Danielle Cossey-Sutton’s project was funded by a Mitacs Research Training Award.A gap in First World War research is how women experienced trauma. Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Education student Danielle Cossey-Sutton spent part of the last academic year... Read more


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