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VIU Science and Technology Community Lecture Series for Spring 2022 focuses on Climate Change

January 18, 2022

The series features 11 free lectures from researchers on a range of topics connected to climate change issues. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) spring 2022 Science and Technology Lecture Series is shining the spotlight on climate change research. “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity, and everyone will be impacted by the rapid environmental changes that... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: Top 21 of 2021

January 14, 2022

Please find below the top 21 VIU stories of 2021, ranked in order by number of people reached.  Top 21 VIU stories of 2021 Yahoo Finance: New evidence of spawning Pacific sand lance found in Salish Sea. Story details the results of a study published by VIU and World Wildlife Federation – Canada. Reach: 94.88 million. Yahoo News: How COVID-19 opened the door to a new era in psychedelic medicine.... Read more


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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Showcase Graduate Programs

January 12, 2022

WHAT: VIU Graduate Programs Expo WHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 4-8 pm; drop-in event WHERE: Online/Virtual Students who are contemplating the next step in their post-secondary careers can drop in to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) virtual Graduate Programs Expo on January 19. Graduate programs build on what students learned in undergraduate degrees and are more highly specialized in a... Read more


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VIU Theatre Professor explores a “Grotesque” Satirical Play During First Colloquium Lecture

January 10, 2022

Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series returns this spring with a thought-provoking lineup. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Spring Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series will take audience members on a journey through the theatre of grotesque, and audio media techniques and creative pathways for producers and audiences. The Colloquium Series began in 2009 with the aim of creating... Read more


In-person Classes Starting January 10; Updated Health and Safety Protocols

January 7, 2022

Sent on behalf of VIU’s Senior Management Team Happy New Year VIU Community, We look forward to welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus on Monday, January 10, when in-person classes resume at VIU, supported by reinforced safety measures to keep everyone safe. The health and safety of our community When making any decisions, VIU’s Senior Management Team considers the specific... Read more


Severe Weather Closure

All campuses open today (Friday, January 7)

January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s campuses and locations are open for regular business today (Friday, January 7, 2022).  Please use caution when travelling to and from our locations and while navigating VIU grounds and be prepared for winter conditions with icy spots and slush. Employees:   We know our region has many micro-climates and accumulation can vary dramatically. If you are... Read more


Severe Weather Closure

January 6 evening update: VIU anticipates campuses will re-open on Friday, January 7

January 6, 2022

January 6, 2022 evening update: VIU crews continue to work hard to remove snow. At this point, we anticipate all campuses and facilities will re-open on Friday, January 7, but please do not start travelling to campus until you hear from us at 6:30 am tomorrow, as snow removal efforts are ongoing.     Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Powell River... Read more


Severe Weather Closure

VIU campuses closed today (January 6) due to severe weather

January 6, 2022

Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Powell River Campus, Parksville Centre, and G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre are CLOSED today (January 6) due to severe weather. Milner Gardens & Woodland is closed today as regularly scheduled.  The next update will be at 6 pm tonight for the status of Friday, January 7. Please do not start to travel to VIU until... Read more


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VIU Receives Provincial Funding to Expand Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities

January 5, 2022

Money will enhance job opportunities for students Provincial government funding will allow Vancouver Island University (VIU) to add two additional resources that will focus on getting more employers to hire students, and helping students become more successful in work experience placements. The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training is investing $5.5 million in one-time funding to... Read more


VIU to delay the start of classes to January 10, 2022

December 30, 2021

Sent on behalf of VIU’s Senior Management Team Dear VIU Community,  Throughout the holiday break, members of the Senior Management Team have closely monitored the ever-changing pandemic situation on Vancouver Island and in BC. We have been in consultation with the Public Health Office, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and our colleagues in the BC post-secondary community to... Read more