Announcements

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VIU Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign raises more than $500,000 for students in need

December 7, 2022

Campaign ran from November 15 to 29, 2022, with gifts from donors, VIU employees and alumni, and community. Students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will have fewer financial worries this season following a huge outpouring of support through the VIU Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign. The campaign, which wrapped up on Tuesday, November 29, saw the community band together to support... Read more


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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Vigil happening today

December 6, 2022

The Status of Women is hosting a vigil today (December 6) in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Dec. 6 is a day to honour and remember the 14 young women who were murdered in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique. The vigil is being held in the Malaspina Theatre lobby (Building 310) from noon to 1 pm. After speeches there will be a candlelight... Read more


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Sunday, December 4: All campuses and locations open for regular Sunday activities

December 4, 2022

Campuses and locations open for regular Sunday activities Sunday, December 4, 2022: All of Vancouver Island University’s campuses are open for regular Sunday activities today, Sunday, December 4, 2022. Slippery areas are present. Individuals should use caution. Re-opening information  Employees: If your campus re-opens and you are unable to report to work or will be late to work because of... Read more


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Sunday, December 4: All campuses and locations open for regular Sunday activities

December 4, 2022

Campuses and locations open for regular Sunday activities Sunday, December 4, 2022: All of Vancouver Island University’s campuses are open for regular Sunday activities today, Sunday, December 4, 2022. Slippery areas are present. Individuals should use caution. Re-opening information  Employees: If your campus re-opens and you are unable to report to work or will be late to work because of... Read more


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Saturday, December 3: Nanaimo campus closed today

December 3, 2022

Severe weather campus closure notice Saturday, December 3, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus is closed today (Saturday, December 3, 2022) due to severe weather. The tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus, Parksville centre and Deep Bay Marine Field Station are closed as regularly scheduled.  Please check the Cowichan campus website for information about that location, and the Milner Gardens and... Read more


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Campuses and locations open for regular business today, December 1, 2022

December 1, 2022

Campuses and locations open for classes and regular business Thursday, December 1: All of Vancouver Island University’s campuses are open for classes and regular business today, Thursday, December, 1, 2022. Slippery areas are present. Individuals should use caution. Re-opening information  Employees: If your campus re-opens and you are unable to report to work or will be late to work because of... Read more


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Wednesday, November 30 update: Nanaimo campus CLOSED for the rest of the day

November 30, 2022

SEVERE WEATHER CAMPUS CLOSURE NOTICE Wednesday, November 30, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus remains CLOSED for the day (Wednesday, November 30, 2022) as crews continue to work to safely clear the campuses of snow and ice. The Cowichan campus is OPEN as regularly scheduled. The tiwšɛmawtxʷ (Powell River) campus and Parksville Centre will RE-OPEN as of noon. Gardens & ... Read more


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Severe weather morning campus closure: November 30, 2022

November 30, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo and tiwšɛmawtxʷcampuses and Parksville Centre are CLOSED this morning (Wednesday, November 30, 2022) for the morning due to severe weather.  The Cowichan campus is OPEN as regularly scheduled. Milner Gardens & Woodland is closed today as regularly scheduled. PLEASE NOTE: Campus closure days are regular workday/learning days... Read more


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Tuesday, November 29: Nanaimo, Cowichan and Parksville Closed for evening classes

November 29, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses, and Parksville Centre are Closed today (Tuesday, November 29, 2022) as of 5:30 pm for evening classes due to severe weather.  The tiwšɛmawtxʷ  Campus, Deep Bay Marine Field Station, and Milner Gardens & Woodland are closed this evening as regularly scheduled.  Note: Campus closure days are regular... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: November 23, 2022

November 23, 2022

Seaweed product research, Christmas magic & sustainable packaging 📦 November is a busy month at VIU. Students are showcasing projects they have been working on all semester, and we have a lineup of community-focused events and campaigns.  Top stories VIU students pitch seaweed products to industry tonight What happens when VIU microbiology and culinary arts students work together? Some cool... Read more