Announcements

Ashley Sandhu is a VIU Student Wellness Promoter

VIU Focuses Fundraising Campaign on Helping Students Impacted by Pandemic

November 13, 2020

The University’s seventh annual Giving Tuesday campaign, which runs from November 16 to December 1, will target supports for students impacted financially and mentally by COVID-19.Vancouver Island University (VIU) students, employees and community friends are teaming up to support our most vulnerable students on Giving Tuesday.Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving that falls on the... Read more


: Dr. Georgina Martin, a VIU Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies Professor.

VIU Professor Appointed to Reference Group for Review of Indigenous Research

November 12, 2020

Georgina Martin is the only BC representative to be elected to a national group responsible for providing direction on building mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous communities and researchers.Dr. Georgina Martin, a VIU Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies Professor, has been elected to a newly established, national group for the culturally appropriate review of Indigenous research and is... Read more


Jesse Wente, VIU's 2020 Indigenous speaker

VIU Indigenous Speaker Shares a Story of Joy

November 12, 2020

Jesse Wente, an Anishinaabe writer, broadcaster, speaker and arts leader, shares his perspective on Canada’s truth and reconciliation process during VIU’s sixth annual Indigenous Speakers Series on Wednesday, November 25.Jesse Wente is taking a harm reduction approach to the truth and reconciliation process by amplifying the voices of Indigenous peoples.The Anishinaabe writer, broadcaster,... Read more


A Different Kind of University draft strategic plan

VIU Seeking Feedback on Draft Strategic Plan

November 9, 2020

The University’s draft strategic plan, called A Different Kind of University, outlines a five-year vision and direction for VIU that builds on community input heard last spring and summer.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) has developed a vision for the future it would like to see and is ready to hear if the vision resonates with community.A Different Kind of University is the name of VIU’s... Read more


Beyond 2020

Island Institutions Team Up to Host Virtual Career Fair

November 4, 2020

Beyond 2020 seeks to match employers with qualified students in an all-day event on November 19, 2020.­­Registration is now open for the first-ever multi-institutional virtual career fair on Vancouver Island.Beyond 2020 – Vancouver Island Career and Connections Fair aims to bridge the gap between employers and students at a time when student talent is needed more than ever to help with economic... Read more


Be Ready for What's Next fall recruitment campaign

VIU Helps Future Students Prepare for What's Next

November 3, 2020

Campaign shows how post-secondary can help people take that first step toward their career aspirations.­­The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how we learn, work and spend time together, and Vancouver Island University (VIU) wants people to know the University is here to help future students start down a new path.VIU’s Be Ready for What’s Next fall recruitment campaign aims to get people... Read more


Nanaimo Remembers

VIU Partners with Community to Remember Fallen Soldiers

October 29, 2020

VIU video memorial that honours Nanaimo soldiers’ contributions to the First and Second World Wars to be displayed across the city.A unique video memorial project that aims to tell a piece of the story of the lives of the Nanaimo soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First and Second World Wars will be displayed across the city.For 11 days leading up to Remembrance Day, the ... Read more


WorldVIU Days Showcases Culture in Series of Virtual Event

WorldVIU Days Showcases Culture in Series of Virtual Events

October 27, 2020

WHAT: 11th annual WorldVIU Days WHEN: Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6, 2020 WHERE: Various virtual online events including Facebook live and Zoom sessionsNANAIMO, BC: WorldVIU Days is a week-long annual event that explores how culture influences our world view. This year organizers have developed new, virtual ways to create a connected community, showcasing efforts that students... Read more


Vancouver Island Work-integrated Learning

VIU and NIC Launch Work-Integrated Learning Hub

October 26, 2020

The new hub, which aims to create new, mutually beneficial opportunities for students and employers north of the Malahat, includes a partnership with Mitacs and RBC Foundation to focus on rural employer needs.Vancouver Island University (VIU) and North Island College (NIC) are working together to boost work experience opportunities for students and support employer access to the workforce of the... Read more


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Update on Spring 2021 term (beginning January)

October 6, 2020

Dear VIU Community,  As the fall term is now underway, we wanted you to know what VIU’s plans are for the Spring term so that we can all prepare. For the Spring term (beginning January), we will continue our hybrid learning model for much of our programming. This decision is to support the safety of our community... Read more