Volunteer for Tribal Journeys

February 10, 2020

Sent on behalf of Deborah Saucier, President and Vice-ChancellorTribal Journeys is an annual celebration of Indigenous peoples and cultures throughout the Pacific Northwest. Canoe families travel in ocean-going canoes — many made of cedar and other traditional materials — from points throughout coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington State and Oregon, and visit Indigenous communities enroute... Read more

Provost and Vice-President Academic Hired at VIU

February 7, 2020

Key academic leadership role with University awarded to Dr. Carol Stuart Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Carol Stuart has accepted the role of Provost and Vice-President Academic. Dr. Stuart will provide leadership and direction to the academy, ensuring VIU continues to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.Dr. Stuart will work with... Read more

VIU Integrated Engineering Diploma students will have access to a machine shop, fabrication tools and a computer-aided design studio to enhance their learning.

Integrated Engineering Technologist Program Now Being Offered at VIU

February 4, 2020

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU's) unique engineering diploma program combines mechanical, drafting and civil technologist training into one learning stream.People with a passion for engineering looking to enter the workforce after two-and-a-half years now have the option of taking Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new Integrated Engineering Diploma.The diploma, which allows... Read more

Early Childhood Pedagogy Network announcement

New teaching network a win for ECEs, quality child care

February 3, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has received funding for two pedagogist positions to work with early childhood educators at select child care centres in Nanaimo and Cowichan, as well as students in the University's Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program. [[{"fid":"3518","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"... Read more

Cowichan campus open for classes Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

February 2, 2020

VIU’s Cowichan campus will resume regular classes and business on Monday, February 3, 2020. The roads have reopened. Please use caution while travelling. If conditions near your place of residence remain bad and you feel you cannot make it to VIU, use your discretion. Please communicate with your instructors or supervisors about making alternate arrangements.   Read more

VIU Cowichan campus closed today (February 1)

February 1, 2020

Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus is closing as of 12:30 pm today (Saturday, February 1, 2020) for the rest of the day and evening due to the local state of emergency declared by the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Roads throughout the mid-Island have flooded and closed.All classes and examinations are cancelled, and services are suspended. All employees and students are asked not... Read more

Coronavirus monitoring

January 31, 2020

VIU has been actively monitoring the situation regarding a respiratory illness called the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV since the illness was identified. There has been one confirmed case in BC. The province remains at LOW risk according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.VIU takes the health and safety of our students and employees seriously. A website has been created where you will be able to... Read more

Human rights Advocate Louise Arbour to be honoured by VIU.

Human Rights Advocate Honoured by VIU

January 27, 2020

Louise Arbour, who has dedicated her professional career to advocating for a more just and compassionate world, will be presented with an honorary degree from VIU on January 31.­­The Honourable Louise Arbour has had an extraordinary judicial career protecting democracy, human rights, social justice and equality. But after almost 30 years on the bench and international stage, the globally... Read more

Deb Saucier, Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

VIU Participates in Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

January 21, 2020

VIU is excited to participate in the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative, which aims to support the voices and ideas of Indigenous peoples directly, and complement the Government of Canada’s investments to improve housing conditions in Indigenous communities. Please see this Indigenous Services Canada news release for more details on this project: Indigenous Homes Innovation... Read more

Update for Jan. 19, 2020: ALL VIU locations set to resume regular Sunday business

January 18, 2020

Update for January 19, 2020: All VIU locations are expected to resume their regular Sunday operation. Any changes to this will be broadcast through channels by 6:30 am on Sunday morning. Normal classes and all business are expected to resume on Monday, January 20, 2020. VIU will continue to monitor the weather and make any adjustments as necessary. Expect winter... Read more