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Saturday, December 3: Nanaimo campus closed today

December 3, 2022

Severe weather campus closure notice Saturday, December 3, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus is closed today (Saturday, December 3, 2022) due to severe weather. The tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus, Parksville centre and Deep Bay Marine Field Station are closed as regularly scheduled.  Please check the Cowichan campus website for information about that location, and the Milner Gardens and... Read more

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Campuses and locations open for regular business today, December 1, 2022

December 1, 2022

Campuses and locations open for classes and regular business Thursday, December 1: All of Vancouver Island University’s campuses are open for classes and regular business today, Thursday, December, 1, 2022. Slippery areas are present. Individuals should use caution. Re-opening information  Employees: If your campus re-opens and you are unable to report to work or will be late to work because of... Read more

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Wednesday, November 30 update: Nanaimo campus CLOSED for the rest of the day

November 30, 2022

SEVERE WEATHER CAMPUS CLOSURE NOTICE Wednesday, November 30, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus remains CLOSED for the day (Wednesday, November 30, 2022) as crews continue to work to safely clear the campuses of snow and ice. The Cowichan campus is OPEN as regularly scheduled. The tiwšɛmawtxʷ (Powell River) campus and Parksville Centre will RE-OPEN as of noon. Gardens & ... Read more

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Severe weather morning campus closure: November 30, 2022

November 30, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo and tiwšɛmawtxʷcampuses and Parksville Centre are CLOSED this morning (Wednesday, November 30, 2022) for the morning due to severe weather.  The Cowichan campus is OPEN as regularly scheduled. Milner Gardens & Woodland is closed today as regularly scheduled. PLEASE NOTE: Campus closure days are regular workday/learning days... Read more

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Tuesday, November 29: Nanaimo, Cowichan and Parksville Closed for evening classes

November 29, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses, and Parksville Centre are Closed today (Tuesday, November 29, 2022) as of 5:30 pm for evening classes due to severe weather.  The tiwšɛmawtxʷ  Campus, Deep Bay Marine Field Station, and Milner Gardens & Woodland are closed this evening as regularly scheduled.  Note: Campus closure days are regular... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: November 23, 2022

November 23, 2022

Seaweed product research, Christmas magic & sustainable packaging 📦 November is a busy month at VIU. Students are showcasing projects they have been working on all semester, and we have a lineup of community-focused events and campaigns.  Top stories VIU students pitch seaweed products to industry tonight What happens when VIU microbiology and culinary arts students work together? Some cool... Read more

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Milner Gardens & Woodland’s festive light display is full of holiday magic

November 22, 2022

The beloved outdoor festival of lights begins on Friday, December 2.  Milner Christmas Magic returns this year with an expansion into the new Rhododendron Species Garden, all lit up in colour. The annual event hosted by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland offers visitors a dazzling experience walking through thousands of twinkling lights strung along the garden... Read more

VIU's Indigenous Speakers Series featuring Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn)

Indigenous speaker shares story of fight for the return of traditional lands

November 22, 2022

Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn), a Squamish Nation councillor and spokesperson, will deliver the keynote address at VIU’s 2022 Indigenous Speakers Series event on November 29. Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn) grew up without knowledge of his culture or history. His parents, both residential school survivors, did not talk about any element of their First Nations background and it wasn’t until Sxwíxwtn was in... Read more

A person holding an orange rose stands in front of the plaque dedicated to the 14 young women who were murdered in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique.

Status of Women committee asks people to “Unite to end violence” during 16 Days of Activism

November 21, 2022

A vigil is being held at VIU on December 6 in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Listen. Believe survivors. Educate yourself. Speak out. Intervene. And act.  During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, individuals are asked to take these actions and become allies, not just during the campaign but year-round. This year... Read more

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VIU launches new service to help connect students and employers

November 18, 2022

What: Career Studio grand opening When: Monday, November 21, 2022, 11 am to 1 pm Where: The Career Studio, Building 255, Room 204 at VIU’s Nanaimo campus (see campus map) The latest BC Labour Market Outlook report forecasts more than one million job openings in the province over the next 10 years. Of these one million job openings, almost 80 per cent are expected to require post-secondary... Read more