Author and Human Rights Activist Monia Mazigh Coming to VIU for Reading and Talk

March 6, 2017

Mazigh shares the story of what happened when her husband, Maher Arar, was deported to Syria and held there without charge Dr. Monia Mazigh knows what it’s like to have your life torn apart overnight. Mazigh was propelled into the spotlight in September 2002 when her husband, Maher Arar, was deported to Syria, where he was held without charge and tortured for more than a year. She campaigned... Read more

International Sustainable Indigenous Tourism Symposium comes to VIU

March 1, 2017

Symposium will promote sustainable Indigenous tourism discussion and action and features Indigenous keynote speakers and presenters  The sustainable Indigenous tourism industry is growing across Canada thanks to organized efforts by Indigenous communities and leaders who are actively creating opportunities in the sector. Based on a tourism model that honours and celebrates Indigenous traditions... Read more

VIU Theatre Tackles Classic Victorian Horror Novel The Picture of Dorian Gray

February 22, 2017

Comox Valley-based playwright Robinson Wilson wrote a new adaptation of the famous novel by Oscar Wilde for the Theatre Department’s spring production  Join Vancouver Island University (VIU) students and community members in an exploration of society’s obsession with exterior beauty and what sometimes lies beneath during the Theatre Department’s spring play in March. The Picture of Dorian Gray is... Read more

VIU celebrates and supports our diverse community

January 31, 2017

VIU fully supports the Universities Canada statement released on Sunday, January 29 in response to the US Executive Order.  VIU is a community that welcomes students, faculty and guests from more than 90 countries around the world. We are an open and supportive community that celebrates and welcomes diversity. Next week VIU will celebrate our annual International Development Week, filled with... Read more

VIU Hosts "Scholar at Risk" from Iran

January 30, 2017

**Please note: This event has been rescheduled - it will be held Wednesday, February 15 at Malaspina Theatre (Bldg. 310) from 11:30 am - 1 pm** Hossein Raeesi, a human rights lawyer, to deliver keynote address during International Development Week A veteran human rights lawyer from Iran – and Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) inaugural Scholar at Risk – will deliver the keynote lecture during... Read more

Systems Design Engineer to Receive Honorary Doctorate of Science from VIU

January 25, 2017

University of Waterloo professor Dr. Keith Hipel championed a new field of engineering designed to navigate an increasingly complex world World-renowned Systems Design Engineer Dr. Keith Hipel says he was honoured to be asked to accept an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Vancouver Island University (VIU), adding how pleased he is that a “young and dynamic University” is recognizing his work. Dr... Read more

VIU Names New Associate VP of Research

January 23, 2017

Dr. Nicole Vaugeois takes on key role for University Dr. Nicole Vaugeois has recently taken on the role of Associate Vice-President of Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity (AVP SRCA) at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Dr. Vaugeois will work across the institution to create a culture of learning through research. This includes developing a strategy that enables students, faculty and... Read more

Canada and BC Invest in Health and Science Centre at VIU

January 20, 2017

$35.9-million investment will create jobs, support research and improve health care Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow with a $35.9-million federal-provincial investment in Vancouver Island University's (VIU) new $39.9-million Health and Science Centre. This brings the total provincial and federal investment in new infrastructure at VIU... Read more

VIU Awards Honorary Degree to Canadian Artist and Conservationist Robert Bateman

January 19, 2017

Bateman, whose artwork has raised money for countless conservation and environmental causes, will accept an Honorary Doctorate of Laws during VIU’s afternoon Convocation ceremony on January 27 Robert Bateman goes out hiking every day in the woodlands and wetlands surrounding his Salt Spring Island home. He observes the birds and the animals in the area, but he also sees beauty and magic in things... Read more

National MBA Games, Organized by VIU, Set Fundraising Record

January 16, 2017

Vancouver Island University the overall winner of the 2017 event, which supported the anti-violence Moose Hide Campaign The 2017 national MBA Games are officially over – but their legacy will live on, thanks to a host of impressive achievements. The annual business-student competition was held in Nanaimo and area from Jan. 2-4 – marking the first time in the event’s 30-year history that it was... Read more