An illustrated image of a woman with purple skin and blue strokes on her skin with red flowers in her hair.

Portal “rewires and connects” at the launch of its 2024 issue

April 16, 2024

The magazine launches on April 26 at the Nanaimo Curling Club from 7 to 9:30 pm. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) student-run, full-colour literary magazine, Portal, celebrates the release of its 33rd annual issue.  This year the magazine is launching at a new venue  – the upstairs lounge of the Nanaimo Curling Club, 106 Wall St. Doors open at 6:30 pm and tickets are $20, which includes a... Read more

Aerial view of VIU gym with lots of booths and people milling about

VIU welcomes public to campus for career fair

April 10, 2024

What: VIU Career Fair, hosted by the Career Studio When: Friday, April 26, 2024, 11 am to 3 pm Where: VIU gymnasium (Building 190). See Nanaimo campus map Nanaimo, BC: High school students, alumni and members of the public are invited to come to a large career fair on Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Nanaimo campus on April 26.   VIU’s Career Studio is hosting the event, which features more... Read more

A group of students holds a trophy, all are wearing green shirts

Centre for Seafood Innovation celebrates success following three-year program

April 8, 2024

Initiatives transitioning to VIU departments, industry associations and First Nations organizations.­­ Since April 2021, the Centre for Seafood Innovation (CSI) has played an important role in providing valuable experiential learning opportunities to post-secondary students while supporting innovation among seafood entrepreneurs. Following three successful years, many initiatives will now be... Read more

Picture of the moon passing in front of the sun

VIU News & Experts: April 4, 2024

April 4, 2024

Experts on solar eclipse, oral health and leadership 🗣️ In this issue of VIU news & experts:  How to take in the solar eclipse The importance of VIU's Dental Clinic to oral health in the community Decolonizing sexual education Happening Saturday: Trades & Tech Showcase and Vancouver Island Leadership Conference Featured experts Solar eclipse Interested in viewing the solar eclipse? Dr.... Read more

VIU logo

VIU refines program portfolio

April 3, 2024

Integrated Engineering Technologist, Online Learning and Teaching and the Geographic Information Systems programs will no longer be offered after 2024. Four programs at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will no longer accept new students after this year as the university works to align program offerings more closely with regional needs and demand and to support fiscal responsibility. Like many... Read more

VIU logo

Board of Governors approves VIU’s 2024-25 Budget

April 2, 2024

2024-25 Budget continues path for the university to return to balanced budgets Vancouver Island University’s Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2024-2025 Budget. VIU’s forecast deficit budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year has decreased to $8.9 million from $12.6 million. Additionally, the projected budget deficit for 2023-24 is currently tracking to meet the Board-approved budget. VIU... Read more

Headshot of Dr. Sara Vogel.

VIU Fulbright scholar advocates for decolonizing sexual education for healthy communities

March 25, 2024

Dr. Sara Vogel joins VIU as the 2024 Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Indigenous Studies. Dr. Sara Vogel believes sex education is vital for a healthy society but said people don’t have venues to talk about it or learn how to develop healthy sexual habits. Vogel is Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) 2024 Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Indigenous Studies. During her... Read more

One woman interviews another woman with "VIU expert spotlight" overlaid over top

VIU News & Experts: Wednesday, March 20

March 20, 2024

In this issue of VIU news & experts:  Speak with experts involved in a project examining tire toxins that can kill salmon Media invite: Learn how the Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) Nation is reclaiming food sovereignty with the help of VIU programs How does a literary magazine answer the call for inclusivity, decolonization and representation with more than just intention?  Featured experts... Read more

Two Brant gees walk along the shoreline of a beach.

Raising a glass to nature: Brant Wildlife Festival celebrates biodiversity and conservation

March 20, 2024

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region coordinating this year’s festival, which runs April 5 to 8. Celebrate nature and learn about protecting critical wildlife habitat during the Brant Wildlife Festival. While educating people of all ages about conservation and celebrating the biodiversity of the region are pillars of the festival, participants will also connect with nature through a series of fun... Read more

basket of vegetables

Embark Student Corp funds food security initiatives at VIU

March 13, 2024

The $400,000 gift will fund student-driven solutions, emergency financial aid and food banks on two of VIU’s campuses. An increasing number of students are being forced to choose between achieving their educational goals and basic living essentials due to the rising costs of living. A new initiative funded through the generosity of Embark, an education savings and planning company, aims to... Read more