Announcements

Cast members of SlugFest rehearse a scene for the upcoming musical comedy presented by VIU's Theatre Department and the Other Guys Theatre Company.

VIU Partners with Other Guys Theatre Company to Produce Hysterical Melodrama

October 17, 2019

Ross Desprez is a VIU Theatre Department Professor and creator of SlugFest – a musical comedy set in a dystopian Vancouver Island community.What happens when slug slime is hailed as a medical miracle?The residents of a small poverty-stricken and slug-infested village begin celebrating their good fortune! But Samantha, a young crusader for the environment, is determined to stop the lucrative yet... Read more


Bee Campus designation

Vancouver Island University Recognized as a Bee Campus

October 16, 2019

Bee City Canada designation commits VIU to organizing activities that help protect pollinators on campus and raising awareness about the importance of pollinators.­­Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Nanaimo campus is set to become a hive of bee-friendly events and activities thanks to its designation as a Bee Campus.Bees are tiny insects, but they pack a large ecological punch. More than 70%... Read more


VI Solutions

New Talent/Challenge Matching Program Aims to Solve Real-World Problems

September 30, 2019

VI Solutions, a partnership between VIU and Innovation Island, is a chance for students to solve problems and generate new ideas for Island employers.­­A unique new program that aims to connect students directly with employers to solve problems and generate new ideas for growth is seeking organizations to partner with.VI Solutions, a partnership between Vancouver Island University (VIU) and... Read more


Message from VIU President Deb Saucier regarding Global Climate Strike Activities

September 25, 2019

 As many of you are aware, Global Climate Strike activities are taking place around the world this week including an event in Nanaimo this Friday, September 27. VIU recognizes that many members of our community are deeply concerned about the climate crisis and want to make their voices heard.Those who wish to participate in these activities are welcome to do so and should do the following:... Read more


VIU Associate Vice-President Student Affairs

VIU Welcomes New Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs

September 19, 2019

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Irlanda Price has accepted the role of Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs. As the chief student affairs officer for the University, Price will hold responsibility for managing programs and services that enhance student health and wellness to support student engagement, retention and success. She will have oversight of Student... Read more


Windsor Plywood Trades Discovery Centre

Windsor Plywood Foundation Gift Transforms VIU's Nanaimo Campus

September 18, 2019

In recognition of a leadership gift in support of students, the Trades Discovery Centre now bears the Windsor Plywood name.The foundation for successful careers in the trades is being built at Vancouver Island University (VIU), and a leadership gift by the Windsor Plywood Foundation is supporting students to get the high-quality educational experiences needed to succeed.The Trades Discovery... Read more


Two VIU Academics Join The Royal Society of Canada's Class of 2019

Two VIU Academics Join The Royal Society of Canada's Class of 2019

September 17, 2019

Dr. Pam Shaw and Dr. Ralph Nilson are being recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in their fields and to Canadian public life.­­Two accomplished Vancouver Island University (VIU) leaders are being welcomed into the highly respected 2019 class of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Dr. Pam Shaw, Director of VIU’s Master of Community Planning program, and Dr. Ralph Nilson... Read more


People Plan diagram

VIU People Plan Officially Adopted and Ready for Action

September 17, 2019

By Dan VanderSluis, Associate-Vice President, Human ResourcesI am so pleased to announce that the VIU People Plan: You Matter Here has been approved by the Vancouver Island University Board of Governors. This is the final step in the VIU Integrated Planning process for the plan to be officially adopted by VIU.It was created with the input and advice of many of VIU’s employees. Through the various... Read more


Statement from VIU President Deborah Saucier regarding Bamfield Bus Accident

September 14, 2019

I am deeply saddened by the tragic accident last night involving University of Victoria students near Bamfield. Please see this news story for more details. On behalf of Vancouver Island University, we express our sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones and our thoughts are with all of those who were directly impacted.Counselling and other services for VIU students... Read more


Congratulations!

September 13, 2019

Vancouver Island University encourages its people to challenge themselves. To seek new heights in their careers and education, to critically question our world, conduct unique, impactful research. When our people reach these milestones, we want to celebrate with them. If you know of anyone, yourself included, who has recently reached a new milestone in his or her career, please share it with us... Read more


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