Announcements

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


VIU Adds New Health Care and Mental Health Supports for Students

November 7, 2016

The new resources are a result of needs identified by Student Affairs and the University’s Mental Health and Well-being Task Force More health care supports and resources for students struggling with mental health issues have come to Vancouver Island University (VIU) this fall. Amongst the new supports available to students are the addition of a second full-time nurse practitioner and a general... Read more


Challenging Safe Ideas: Dr. Tracey Lindberg Examines Reconciliation at VIU's Second Annual Indigenous Speakers Series

November 2, 2016

The academic and writer will speak at the presentation, one of Reconciliation Road’s keynote events An accomplished Cree academic and writer will explore the complexities of reconciliation at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) upcoming Indigenous Speakers Series. Dr. Tracey Lindberg – who teaches Indigenous law at the University of Ottawa and recently published her debut novel, Birdie – will... Read more


ICCS, VIU and SOS Partner to Open Extreme Weather Shelter in Parksville

October 25, 2016

Island Crisis Care Society (ICCS) today announced an Extreme Weather Shelter (EWS) will open in a temporary location for 2016-2017 at 223 Mill Street in Parksville. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is donating space in the former Pass Woodwinds childcare building to serve as the EWS, which will operate from Nov. 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 to serve the homeless of the Oceanside region. The shelter... Read more


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