Announcements

New Director of Employee Relations Joins VIU

October 20, 2017

Patricia Elliott a welcome addition to the University community Nanaimo, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Patricia Elliott has accepted the role of Director of Employee Relations. Patricia brings many years of experience in employment and labour law to this key VIU role. Previously, she worked as a lawyer, with a focus in labour, employment and administrative law; as... Read more


Renowned BC Poet Fred Wah Comes to VIU for Gustafson Lecture and Reading

October 18, 2017

The events, on October 25 and 26, are free and open to the public From rivers and creeks to the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Fred Wah’s poetry is immersed in water. The BC poet, who is best known for founding the influential literary magazine TISH in the early 1960s, winning the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1985 and a stint as Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate in 2011; has been... Read more


VIU Online Auction Supports Students

October 12, 2017

Bidding opens October 19 on more than two dozen prize packages Finding the money to pay for important things like textbooks, childcare and essential learning equipment like a laptop computer can be hard when you’re going to university. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Online Auction aims to help. Every year, local businesses donate prizes that people can bid on, with all proceeds going to... Read more


Red Seal Endorsement Now Available for VIU Hairdressing Students

October 11, 2017

The change means access to standardized training and the ability to have education apply across Canada Vancouver Island University (VIU) Hairdressing student Gabrielle Mayor loves everything about her chosen trade, from cutting and colouring hair to creating elaborate up-styles. It’s a creative trade where she’s always learning something new, constantly reading up on the latest trends to stay... Read more


VIU Welcomes New Dean of Social Sciences

October 4, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Brimacombe ready to take on important academic leadership role with the University Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Elizabeth Brimacombe has accepted the role of Dean, Social Sciences. Brimacombe brings 25 years of experience in post-secondary education in BC and a strong background in research and administration to this key VIU role. “I am excited to... Read more


VIU Names New Dean of Education

September 27, 2017

Dr. David Paterson joins University in this key academic leadership role Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. David Paterson has recently taken on the key role of Dean for the Faculty of Education. Reporting to the Provost and VP Academic, the Dean of Education provides academic leadership to ensure the highest quality of instruction and program delivery for VIU students... Read more


Innovative Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth Launched at Vancouver Island University

September 20, 2017

In the spirit of reconciliation, a new learning partnership for Indigenous youth was announced today at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Building from the guidance of Elders and the aspirations of Indigenous youth, VIU will join Yukon College in a collaboration supported by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Mastercard Foundation that creates opportunities for Indigenous learners to be full... Read more


VIU Creating Conversations About Sexual Violence

September 8, 2017

Know More Campaign aims to raise awareness about consent and support services on VIU campuses and in the surrounding communities Having a conversation about sexual violence can be difficult, but Vancouver Island University (VIU) wants to encourage discussions and raise awareness about consent and support services.  VIU recently launched the Know More Campaign which is geared particularly toward... Read more


Premier Horgan expands tuition waiver for former youth in care

September 6, 2017

Young people leaving foster care now will have access to free tuition at all 25 of British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions, Premier John Horgan announced today. “We want youth in our care system to know we are looking out for them and that we believe in their potential. That’s why we are expanding access to post-secondary education for youth aging out of care so they can thrive, not... Read more


VIU Welcomes New Dean of Management

August 18, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Flannigan joins University in key academic leadership role Nanaimo, BC:  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Suzanne Flannigan has accepted the role of Dean, Faculty of Management. Reporting to the Provost and VP Academic, Flannigan will perform key tasks such as orchestrating a strategic planning process for the Faculty. “I am delighted to join the Faculty of... Read more


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