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Griffin Prize-Winning Poet A.F. Moritz to Give VIU Gustafson Lecture and Reading

February 17, 2022

The annual lecture will take place on March 3, 2022, on the Nanaimo campus. A.F. Moritz, one of Canada’s most esteemed and decorated poets, is Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Ralph Gustafson Distinguished Poet for 2021-22. The annual lecture will take place on March 3 in the Ralph Gustafson Lecture Theatre in Building 355 at VIU’s Nanaimo campus. His talk, entitled “Poetry: Future Present... Read more

Jim Holyoak's artistic rendering of trees in black and white.

VIU’s View Gallery presents Jim Holyoak: Arborescence

February 10, 2022

The exhibition runs from February 17 to April 9 with a virtual opening reception on February 17. Working primarily in drawing, Jim Holyoak creates all-immersive environments that envelope the gallery walls in lush and, at times, decrepit ecosystems of forest, jungle and glade. Working from field sketches, memory, fantastical dreamscapes and myth, he renders his research on a massive scale on... Read more

VIU BC Top Employer 2022

VIU Receives BC Top Employer Award for third year in a row

February 8, 2022

For the third year in a row, Vancouver Island University has received the BC Top Employer Award from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers program. Among the reasons given for the recognition were the tools available to employees to encourage health and wellness, specifically citing mental health care options like MindwellU. VIU’s focus on recognizing employee excellence and achievement through in-house... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: January 24 - February 7, 2022

February 7, 2022

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.  Top 10 News Stories CTV News: ‘We couldn’t quite believe it’: BC researchers baffled after Nanaimo goose spotted in Chicago. Reach: 41.86 million. Yahoo News (reprint of a CBC story): Researchers mystified after Canada goose tagged in BC is spotted almost 3,000 km away in Chicago. Article features an interview with Biology Professor Eric... Read more

Carolyn Russell, Associate Vice-President, International Education

VIU Welcomes New Associate Vice-President, International Education

February 3, 2022

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce that Carolyn Russell has been appointed Associate Vice-President, International Education. In this key role, Russell has responsibility for the overall leadership, oversight, and strategic vision of VIU’s Department of International Education. As the principal leader of this department, she will ensure VIU’s internationalization objectives... Read more

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Indigenous Environmental Advocate Addresses Climate Crisis as a Human Rights Issue

January 26, 2022

WHAT: VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series featuring Sheila Watt-Cloutier WHEN: February 8, 6:30 to 8 pm WHERE: Online – Zoom Webinar Climate change is a human rights issue – one which every person on the planet is inextricably linked to. This is what Sheila Watt-Cloutier Siila, one of the most influential Indigenous environmental, cultural and human rights advocates in the world, passionately... Read more

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Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement

January 21, 2022

Vancouver Island University’s the View Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of painting and sculpture reflecting the themes of both figural work and movement.  Through the intriguing work of four accomplished and varied artists, human movement is portrayed on a number of levels, from both internal and external perspectives.  The exhibition, curated by Pam Vickars, will run until February... Read more

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VIU Science and Technology Community Lecture Series for Spring 2022 focuses on Climate Change

January 18, 2022

The series features 11 free lectures from researchers on a range of topics connected to climate change issues. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) spring 2022 Science and Technology Lecture Series is shining the spotlight on climate change research. “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity, and everyone will be impacted by the rapid environmental changes that... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: Top 21 of 2021

January 14, 2022

Please find below the top 21 VIU stories of 2021, ranked in order by number of people reached.  Top 21 VIU stories of 2021 Yahoo Finance: New evidence of spawning Pacific sand lance found in Salish Sea. Story details the results of a study published by VIU and World Wildlife Federation – Canada. Reach: 94.88 million. Yahoo News: How COVID-19 opened the door to a new era in psychedelic medicine.... Read more

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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Showcase Graduate Programs

January 12, 2022

WHAT: VIU Graduate Programs Expo WHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 4-8 pm; drop-in event WHERE: Online/Virtual Students who are contemplating the next step in their post-secondary careers can drop in to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) virtual Graduate Programs Expo on January 19. Graduate programs build on what students learned in undergraduate degrees and are more highly specialized in a... Read more