Announcements

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


VIU Staff Honoured at Long-Service Event

January 10, 2017

Jennifer Franklin, Guy Le Masurier among the many VIU employees recognized for their years of service Their backgrounds and positions may differ – but Jennifer Franklin and Guy Le Masurier are united by a long-term commitment to Vancouver Island University. Both are being recognized at this year’s long-service reception, an annual event that honours employees who have worked at VIU from 10 to 40... Read more


VIU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ralph Nilson Reappointed

December 21, 2016

Dr. Nilson’s third term as President runs from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 Dr. Ralph Nilson, President and Vice-Chancellor of Vancouver Island University (VIU), has been reappointed for a third term. Allan Wiekenkamp, Chair of the VIU Board of Governors, and Dr. Nilson signed the contract on Wednesday, December 21. Dr. Nilson’s third term as President is January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. “... Read more


A West Coast First: VIU Hosts 2017 National MBA Games

December 21, 2016

Business students from across Canada coming to Nanaimo to compete in the VIU-organized event and support its charity partner, the Moose Hide Campaign The MBA Games are coming to Nanaimo, marking the first time in the competition’s 30-year history that the national event will be held in BC. The annual business-student competition will be held in Nanaimo and area from Jan. 2-4, 2017 – and VIU is... Read more


Deputy Minister University Champion Announced for VIU

December 15, 2016

Diane Lafleur of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will help strengthen links between the federal government and the University Vancouver Island University (VIU) has a new champion. Diane Lafleur, Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), has been named VIU’s Deputy Minister University Champion. Ms. Lafleur’s appointment is part of the Deputy Minister... Read more


VIU-organized MBA Games Secures $150K Pledge to Support National Moose Hide Campaign

December 8, 2016

Matching funds will boost fundraising effort for Moose Hide, the Games’ anti-violence charity partner Ambitious fundraising plans for the 2017 MBA Games – led by an organizing committee from Vancouver Island University (VIU) – have received a big boost, thanks to the generosity of a Canadian foundation. The Games, a national business-student competition, will raise funds for the Moose Hide... Read more


Canada and BC Invest to Renew Infrastructure at VIU

December 6, 2016

$22.4-million investment will create jobs, support students and reduce carbon output Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow with a $22.4 million investment at Vancouver Island University (VIU) to expand the Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex and create a District Geo-Exchange Energy System. The joint federal-provincial investment was... Read more


VIU TESTIFY Event Celebrates Indigenous Law through Art and Performance

November 21, 2016

From Nov. 26 – Dec. 9 Malaspina Theatre will host TESTIFY, a series of art installations and written works designed to explore concepts of Indigenous law A unique event is coming to Vancouver Island University (VIU) on Nov. 26 – one that challenges audiences to think about the traditional and cultural significance of Indigenous law in a new light. Testify is a collection of paintings, performance... Read more


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