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Celebrated Montreal Poet and Translator Erin Moure Delivers Gustafson Lecture at VIU on October 27

October 20, 2016

VIU’s Ralph Gustafson Chair of Poetry lineup of events includes the Gustafson lecture and three other free events Renowned Canadian poet and translator Erín Mouré, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) 2016 Ralph Gustafson Chair of Poetry, will deliver a free public lecture, Translation: Operations at the Heart(ache) of Meaning, on Thursday, October 27 at VIU’s Nanaimo campus. Mouré’s lecture... Read more


VIU Online Auction Launches October 17 with 250+ Prizes Up for Bid

October 13, 2016

Proceeds go towards student scholarships, awards and learning opportunities What if you could buy something you really wanted, like a Tofino getaway for two, a nice dinner out or a trip to the spa, and support a student in need at the same time? That’s just how Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Online Auction works. Starting at 9 am on Monday, October 17, dozens of items, services and trips... Read more


CUPE Local 1858 Funds Mental Health Awareness Initiative at Vancouver Island University

October 6, 2016

The Friendship Bench is meant to stimulate conversations about, and reduce the stigma of, mental health concerns No one knew Lucas Fiorella was depressed until it was too late. Lucas, who was studying Robotics at Carleton University in Ontario, was often the “go to” guy when people needed a laugh or hug. After his death by suicide, dozens of students revealed their stories of anxiety and... Read more


VIU Trio Ottawa-Bound to Present Vision for 2017 MBA Games

October 4, 2016

The competition – to be held for the first time in BC – and its charity partner will be promoted at a national gathering featuring Indigenous leaders, politicians and more A trio of Vancouver Island University (VIU) representatives will highlight a national business student competition and its anti-violence charity partner in Ottawa this week. The group – consisting of Omar Karim, Dominik Beckers... Read more


The Witness Blanket Installation Recognizing Canada's Residential School Era Comes to VIU

September 29, 2016

National art exhibition at VIU’s View Gallery recognizes a darker side of Canada’s past, and supports reconciliation A nationally recognized and thought-provoking contemporary art installation about the impacts of Canada’s Residential School era is coming to Vancouver Island University (VIU) this fall. The Witness Blanket, created by First Nations artist and master carver Carey Newman, is a wood-... Read more


VIU's ACER Climate Change Symposium to Generate Discussion on Policy and Science

September 28, 2016

On Oct. 1 VIU’s student-led climate change initiative, ACER, offers a free symposium on policy changes that could help mitigate climate change effects  The Awareness of Climate Change through Education and Research (ACER) is a Vancouver Island University-based public outreach initiative to promote a greater understanding of the science and social implications of climate change. This inter-... Read more


Medieval Alchemy, Bees and Fantasy Fiction Talk Kicks Off Fall Colloquium Series

September 26, 2016

Free public lecture series hosted by VIU’s Faculty of Arts & Humanities in Malaspina Theatre starts September 30 How does researching medieval alchemy manuscripts translate into a series of fantasy fiction novels? Come to the first presentation in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series on September 30 to hear English Professor Cynthea Masson talk about... Read more


Action-packed year ahead for VIU's Malaspina Theatre

September 16, 2016

University Theatre has an exciting lineup of events planned for the 2016-17 season From a play by a Governor General Award-winning author, to an open house showcasing the recently renovated theatre, to the inaugural 24-hour playwriting competition, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Malaspina Theatre has an incredible lineup of events to entertain, inspire and excite theatre-goers this season... Read more


Vancouver Island University's Malaspina Theatre Gets a Makeover

September 9, 2016

The public is invited to come check out the renovations at a Theatre Open House on September 16 Malaspina Theatre has a new look that’s putting it in the limelight. Brand-new seats, lobby furniture and carpets, a modernized bar area and a fresh coat of paint have brought the theatre into the 21st century, and it’s all thanks to the many community supporters who stepped up to help when Vancouver... Read more


VIU Shows Commitment to Inclusion with Rainbow Staircase

August 30, 2016

University’s Positive Space Alliance, VIU Students’ Union and Administration collaborate on staircase painting initiative Vivid splashes of purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red painted on the covered staircase leading up to the cafeteria at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Nanaimo campus now serve as a very visible reminder of the University’s commitment to supporting an inclusive... Read more


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