Announcements

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VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland Receives Provincial Support to Aid in Recovery from Pandemic

July 30, 2021

The public garden is one of 80 anchor attractions and tour bus operators in BC receiving funding.After a year and a half of drastically reduced visiting hours and revenues, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland will receive a grant from the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport to aid in recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.The public garden... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: June 19 - July 19, 2021

July 20, 2021

A round-up of VIU students and employees in the news. News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Yahoo News: New Evidence of Spawning Pacific Sand Lance Found in Salish Sea. Highlights a study conducted by VIU’s Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute and WWF-Canada. Reprinted by numerous outlets with a reach of 50 million. Other storiesAcadamica.ca... Read more


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VIU classes back in session Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June 29, 2021

All VIU classes are running tomorrow, Wednesday, June 30, at all campuses and online as per normal. Temperatures are expected to return to normal summer conditions. Classes were cancelled on Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29 due to extreme heat. Read more


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VIU classes cancelled Tuesday, June 29, 2021, due to extreme heat

June 28, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be cancelling classes on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, as the extreme heat wave is expected to continue.While classes will NOT be in session tomorrow, students and employees are welcome to come to campus to take respite from the heat. Open-access buildings at VIU’s Nanaimo campus, such as the library and the upper cafeteria, as well... Read more


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VIU Classes Cancelled Monday, June 28 Due to Extreme Heat

June 27, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be cancelling classes on Monday, June 28, 2021, due to extreme heat. Vancouver Island is currently experiencing a heat wave, with extremely high temperatures in the forecast for tomorrow.While classes will NOT be in session tomorrow, students and employees are welcome to come to campus to take respite from the heat. Open-access buildings at VIU’s Nanaimo... Read more


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Summer Camp Makes Transition to University Easier for Indigenous Students

June 22, 2021

The camp, which includes a blend of online and in-person activities, is organized by the VIU ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Aboriginal mentorship program.A free summer camp for Indigenous youth in Grades 7-12 will connect students with culture, build community and make the transition to university easier. The Thuy’she’num Tu Smun’eem: Building a Foundation for our Youth summer camp runs July... Read more


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VIU Invites Community to Learn about Sustainable Development through Online Game

June 22, 2021

VIU receives $100,000 from the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program to continue promoting and advancing goals at the University.What would you do if you were in charge of a country? How would you balance the needs of your people against creating a sustainable and equitable future for all?Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: June 8 - June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks:CBC.ca: Virtual Ceremony Officially Welcomes Judith Sayers as Vancouver Island University Chancellor. Based on VIU News Release; reach: 7.38 million people. Other storiesCampbell River Mirror: Campbell River Baseballer Earns Scholarship. Brayden McClary, who... Read more


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Building a University Where All Belong: VIU Chancellor Shares Her Vision with Community

June 17, 2021

VIU Chancellor Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, was formally bestowed with the duties of office in an online ceremony on June 17, 2021.Making university a place where all can explore, learn, innovate and excel equally, regardless of background or financial circumstances, is what Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) third Chancellor wants to help build.“Historically,... Read more


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VIU Canada Research Chair Developing Tools to Inform Forest Recovery Initiatives

June 15, 2021

Dr. Sean Sloan will build on expertise in the field of forest management, wildfire dynamics, and satellite Earth observation to develop a new understanding of the geography of forest recovery and burning, with applications for sustainable forest management.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to welcome Dr. Sean Sloan as the new Canada Research Chair in the Human Dimensions of... Read more