Federal program Dimensions Minister of Sport and Science

VIU Selected for an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Grant and the Dimensions Pilot

August 15, 2019

As a values-based institution, Vancouver Island University (VIU) embraces the principle that a diverse range of talents, opinions, perspectives, experiences and worldviews contributes to excellence. When we foster an environment that seeks and values this diversity and ensures that inclusion exists, everyone in the university community thrives. It is one thing to state that equity, diversity and... Read more


New VIU Blog Tells the Student Experience Story

July 24, 2019

Find out what’s going on at Vancouver Island University by reading our new blog. Curious about what being a student at Vancouver Island University is like? Wondering how to pay for school, where to go for help with essay writing or how to take advantage of all of the extra-curricular activities available on campus? Check out the VIU Blog for helpful tips and tricks to make university life... Read more


VIU Information Technology Infrastructure Outage

Complete Information Technology Infrastructure Outage: Sunday, July 21, 2019

July 17, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) technology infrastructure is in need of significant remediation and renewal. VIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is moving forward with a major Network Remediation Project (NRP) to achieve significant improvements to the university’s network infrastructure.   As part of this project, there will be a four-hour IT infrastructure... Read more


Message from Ralph Nilson, President and Vice-Chancellor, Vancouver Island University

June 28, 2019

In the last few weeks as President of Vancouver Island University, Suzie and I have had the privilege of looking back with all of you with pride and affection on the twelve and a half years we have been privileged to serve this wonderful evolving university. Vancouver Island University has strong values based in a culture that is committed to building a region and country where respect,... Read more


Community Says Farewell to Outgoing VIU President Dr. Ralph Nilson

June 28, 2019

After more than 12 years as President and Vice-Chancellor of Vancouver Island University, Dr. Ralph Nilson is retiring on June 30, 2019. ­­ “It’s been an incredible privilege to be here, and I look forward to watching the continued growth of this institution.” Dr. Ralph Nilson may be retiring as President and Vice-Chancellor of Vancouver Island University (VIU) at the end of June, but he will... Read more


VIU Raises Snuneymuxw First Nation and Metis Nation Flags at Nanaimo Campus

June 24, 2019

In recognition of the longstanding relationship Vancouver Island University (VIU) has with two of its Indigenous partners – Snuneymuxw First Nation and Métis Nation – flags for each of these Nations were raised at the Nanaimo Campus on National Indigenous Peoples Day (Friday, June 21, 2019). The Snuneymuxw and Métis flags joined the national, provincial and VIU flags already flying in the Royal... Read more


Indigenous Summer Camps at VIU

VIU Hosts Summer Camps for Indigenous High School Students

June 6, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of The Peter Cundill Foundation, VIU is offering three free camps at the University’s Cowichan, Powell River and Nanaimo campuses this summer to encourage high school students to consider post-secondary. Making the transition to university can be scary, especially if you have never left your community before, or pictured yourself as a university student. Three free... Read more


Kevin Borserio, Director, Skidegate Haida Immersion Program

VIU Recognizes Alumni for Achievements in Language Preservation and Research

May 23, 2019

Luu Gaahlandaay (Kevin Borserio) and Alexis Deighton MacIntyre will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during VIU’s June 2019 convocation ceremonies. ­­ Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) alumni who have leveraged their education for the benefit of society in the areas of language preservation and the cognitive science of music will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards this June. Luu... Read more


Global Philanthropists Recognized by VIU for Education Advocacy

May 2, 2019

In recognition of their efforts to empower youth through education, Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, and Peggy Woo, Strategic Advisor to the Foundation, will receive Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from VIU on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. ­­ Two women who have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth in Africa and, more recently, Canada, will receive... Read more


Sustainable Seafood Ambassador, Chef Ned Bell to Receive Honorary Degree from VIU

Sustainable Seafood Ambassador to Receive Honorary Degree From VIU

April 30, 2019

Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree at VIU’s June 21 Convocation ceremony.  A man who has impacted the way thousands of chefs and individuals around the world buy and consume seafood will be honoured by VIU. Ned Bell is an award-winning chef advocate, keynote speaker, educator and founder of Chefs for Oceans, an organization that raises... Read more


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