Announcements

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VIU Exceeds Fundraising Goal for Imagine VIU Campaign

September 23, 2020

The campaign raised $7.3 million to complete three new buildings on campus, create new scholarships, awards and bursaries, and acquire cutting-edge equipment.From new equipment to learn on, to increased research opportunities, to dozens of new student scholarships, awards and bursaries – the impact of the Imagine VIU campaign has expanded beyond its initial goal of equipping and completing three... Read more


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Information on Scholar Strike Canada, September 9 and 10

September 9, 2020

A message from VIU Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Carol Stuart, regarding Scholar Strike Canada On September 9 and 10, 2020, a group of university scholars has organized Scholar Strike Canada – a program of public digital teach-ins covering a range of topics. These particular sessions are designed as a labour action/teach-in/social justice advocacy approach to taking... Read more


Rock VIU Welcome to Campus

VIU Welcomes New Students with Virtual Orientation Events

August 24, 2020

Rock VIU: Welcome to Campus takes place August 31 to September 4, with peer mentors checking in with students the week before.­­Post-secondary education will look a little different this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many students and professors learning and teaching primarily online.That isn’t stopping the Rock VIU: Welcome to Campus committee from planning a virtual orientation event... Read more


Dr. Judith Sayers, VIU's new Chancellor

VIU Appoints Dr. Judith Sayers as New Chancellor

August 10, 2020

Sayers is President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and a longtime Indigenous rights and sustainable development advocate.A prominent local Indigenous leader, sustainable development advocate and passionate educator will be Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) next chancellor.Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, is President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council – a non-profit society that... Read more


VIU President Receives Indigenous Women in Leadership Award

July 24, 2020

Dr. Deborah Saucier, VIU President and Vice-Chancellor, is the 2020 recipient of this award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and TD Bank Group.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) is proud to announce that our President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Deborah Saucier, is the 2020 recipient of the Indigenous Women in Leadership Award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal... Read more


Milner Garden & Woodland Creates New Legacy Endowment Fund

July 21, 2020

Fund will help keep the gardens and woodland strong for continued enjoyment of the community.A new legacy fund in honour of the late Dr. Craig Clarke has been created to support Milner Gardens & Woodland. Earlier this year we sadly lost Clarke, Milner Society’s past chair, chair of the Site Committee, member of the Rhododendron Species Garden Advisory Group, initiator of the Coastal... Read more


William Litchfield, Associate Vice-President, Community Partnerships

VIU Creates New Office of Community Partnerships

July 8, 2020

The office will act as a liaison between the community and university – connecting external partners and organizations to the skills, expertise and resources at VIU to support impactful and relevant community-based projects, initiatives and research.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is excited to announce the creation of the Office of Community Partnerships, which will focus on connecting... Read more


Virtual Graduation Celebration 2020

July 7, 2020

Virtual event to take place on September 30, 2020First of all, I wanted to say a heartfelt congratulations to all of our Spring 2020 graduates. Graduating from university is an important milestone that deserves to be celebrated, honoured and reflected upon. This year it is especially important, as you have achieved this during a time of great upheaval and uncertainty.We announced in April that... Read more


Improving access to quality, affordable child care in Nanaimo

June 25, 2020

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is investing in new child care spaces in Nanaimo, including a new centre at Vancouver Island University (VIU).VIU’s Elders-in-Residence will consult on the centre’s curriculum to ensure children learn about Indigenous cultures, traditions and history. The new, accessible building will function as a child care centre, providing local families with an... Read more


VIU’s ongoing response to the Black Lives Matter movement and racism in our community

June 8, 2020

 Submitted by Irlanda Price, Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs and Monica Kay, Director of VIU’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office  Over the past week we have had many conversations with students and employees, and know many others in our community are having similar conversations with each other, around the anti-Black racism protests that have drawn millions into... Read more


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