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VIU News & Experts: March 2, 2023

March 2, 2023

Pyschedelic research, International Women's Day, sustainable development week and more. Reach out to us for experts for your stories!  Featured experts VIU experts on International Women's Day March 8 is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness about discrimination and take action to drive gender parity. Eliza Gardiner, Chair of VIU Faculty Association'... Read more

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VIU and Northpine Foundation expand educational opportunities in BC correctional centres

March 1, 2023

The Northpine Foundation is gifting the University more than $1 million to increase programming options and develop employment training. A program on Vancouver Island that allows university students to learn alongside incarcerated people in provincial correctional centres will expand, thanks to a $1.1-million gift from the Northpine Foundation. This generous gift will expand Vancouver Island... Read more

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VIU campuses re-open at noon today (February 28)

February 28, 2023

Tuesday, February 28, 2023: All Vancouver Island University campuses and locations will RE-OPEN at noon for afternoon business and classes today (Tuesday, February 28, 2023). Please use caution when navigating our campuses and wear appropriate footwear for slippery conditions.   Reminders about processes when campuses re-open after a snowfall:  Employees:  If your campus re-opens and you... Read more

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Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses and Parksville centre closed for the morning (February 28) due to severe weather

February 28, 2023

Tuesday, February 28, 2023: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses and the Parksville centre are closed this morning, Tuesday, February 28 due to severe weather. The tiwšɛmawtxw (Powell River) campus will remain open. Milner Gardens and Woodland is open for employees and closed to the public as regularly scheduled.   Campus closure days are regular workday/learning days... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: February 16

February 16, 2023

From helping seafood harvesters become more competitive, to the power of involving trades faculty in applied research, to Vancouver Island University's largest open house event of the year, find out what's happening at VIU this week. Reach out to us for experts for your stories!  VIU in the news Calling all Island seafood harvesters!  Applications are now open for the new Seafood Business... Read more

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More than a thousand students Discover VIU at open house events next week

February 16, 2023

Discovery Day and Discovery Night bring potential students to campus. When: Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 9 am to 2 pm (Discovery Day); 6 to 9 pm (Discovery Night) Where: VIU’s Nanaimo campus (see campus map) Nanaimo, BC: More than a thousand high school students, mature students and parents will be coming to Vancouver Island University (VIU) next week for Discovery Day and Night – the University... Read more

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VIU’s Seafood Business Accelerator program will help small-scale harvesters find their niche

February 16, 2023

BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food is funding the Centre for Seafood Innovation’s new program. A new Seafood Business Accelerator program led by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Centre for Seafood Innovation, in partnership with the BC Commercial Fishing Caucus, will help self-employed fishers and farmers become more sustainable, profitable seafood providers.   “Small-scale harvesters have... Read more

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VIU named a top employer for the fourth year in a row

February 16, 2023

For the fourth year in a row, Vancouver Island University (VIU) has been named one of BC’s Top 100 Employers. This designation recognizes VIU as an industry leader in offering an exceptional employment experience. The competition recognizes the top 100 employers in each province or region. VIU was among eight universities in BC to receive this honour and one of only 12 businesses on Vancouver... Read more

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VIU’s Theatre Department presents the dramatic comedy She Kills Monsters

February 15, 2023

What: She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen – presented by VIU’s Theatre Department  When: March 2 to 11 Where: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310), Nanaimo campus Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Theatre Department presents the hysterical dramatic comedy She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen as this year’s spring production. The play tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the... Read more

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VIU’s View Gallery presents Taryn Walker, Echoes From a Time Not Yet Here

February 7, 2023

The exhibit runs from February 16 to April 7. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) View Gallery is honoured to host an exhibition by Indigenous artist Taryn Walker from February 16 to April 7. With their exhibition Echoes From a Time Not Yet Here, Walker will bring their engaged imagination, compassion and sensitive touch to the drawings preserved in wax, large-scale wall drawings, and the video... Read more