VIU Employees Retiring


April 29, 2021

Wishing VIU Retirees Well! We wanted to take a moment to recognize a special group of VIU employees who are heading into their retirement between April 30 and June 30, 2021. These individuals have contributed greatly to VIU’s culture and the success of our students for years and even decades. Please join us in sending them a message of well wishes by clicking on their name that links to their... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: April 13-26, 2021

April 26, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. News Stories Top Performing article for the last two weeks: Nanaimo News Bulletin: City of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University Formalize Relationship with Memorandum of Understanding. Reach: 190,000. Also picked up by Municipal Information Network, Nation Talk, Education News Canada and Academica. Other stories: Powell River Peak... Read more

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VIU's Portal Magazine Celebrates 30 Years of Literary Excellence

April 26, 2021

Portal is hosting a virtual launch of its 30th anniversary edition on Friday, April 30. For 30 years Portal, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) nationally distributed literary magazine, has amplified the voices of emerging writers and showcased the works of up-and-coming illustrators, photographers and artists. Portal is hosting a Zoom virtual launch on Friday, April 30, 7-9 pm, to celebrate... Read more

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City of Nanaimo Signs MOU with Vancouver Island University

April 20, 2021

On April 19, 2021, Nanaimo City Council and Vancouver Island University (VIU), announced the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") between the City of Nanaimo and VIU. Under the terms of the MOU, the City and VIU, will work together to: Establish a framework for collaboration between the two organizations; Adopt a cooperative approach to working together for the mutual... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: March 30 - April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.  NEWS STORIES Top Performing article for the last two weeks: A Government of Canada announcement of funding for projects that improve the sustainability of the BC Fisheries and Aquaculture industry was picked up widely, including by Yahoo News, reaching more than 51.8 million people. Other stories: BC Government News: VIU Professor... Read more

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VIU Students Presenting Research and Creative Activity during CREATE Conference

April 8, 2021

WHAT: VIU virtual CREATE Conference – a celebration of student scholarship, research and creative activity WHEN:  April 12-15, 2021, various times WHERE:  Sessions offered via Zoom and online galleries, see full schedule here Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) annual CREATE Conference showcases student research projects, scholarship and creative activities through performances, posters,... Read more

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VIU Professor Receives Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship

April 6, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Imogene Lim, VIU Anthropology Professor, on receiving a BC Medal of Good Citizenship.  “This important honour recognizes people who have gone above and beyond to offer help and kindness to others during these exceptionally challenging times,” said Premier John Horgan. “The latest recipients of the Medal of Good Citizenship make our province a better place through their... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: March 16-29, 2021

March 29, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.  NEWS STORIES Top Performing article for the last two weeks: VMAC Sponsors Four Scholarships for Vancouver Island University Engineering Students. Reach: 1.34 million people. Other stories: Alberni Valley News: North Island College Digital Summer Courses Lighten Students’ Workloads (VIU mentioned as a transfer... Read more

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VIU Program Focuses on the Future of Food Security Through Aquaculture

March 24, 2021

VIU’s new, unique aquaculture minor program allows students to combine it with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree and prepares them for careers in the growing field of aquaculture. People with a passion for creating food security solutions and advancing knowledge for sustainable and earth-friendly food production can now enroll in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new... Read more

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VIU Hosting Universities for an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

March 19, 2021

The event will allow universities to share experiences, best practices and promote long-term collaboration to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion strategies. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is hosting 13 post-secondary institutions from across Canada for a two-day symposium to exchange ideas and best practices for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) action planning. VIU’s Equity,... Read more