Melanie P. Loureiro stands in front of several bins of mussels and holds onel in her left hand.

VIU’s Seafood Business Accelerator program will help small-scale harvesters find their niche

February 16, 2023

BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food is funding the Centre for Seafood Innovation’s new program. A new Seafood Business Accelerator program led by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Centre for Seafood Innovation, in partnership with the BC Commercial Fishing Caucus, will help self-employed fishers and farmers become more sustainable, profitable seafood providers.   “Small-scale harvesters have... Read more

The logo for the BC Top Employer award. It has a sun in the background with mountains in the middle ground and the year 2023 at the front

VIU named a top employer for the fourth year in a row

February 16, 2023

For the fourth year in a row, Vancouver Island University (VIU) has been named one of BC’s Top 100 Employers. This designation recognizes VIU as an industry leader in offering an exceptional employment experience. The competition recognizes the top 100 employers in each province or region. VIU was among eight universities in BC to receive this honour and one of only 12 businesses on Vancouver... Read more

Lexi Barudin, who wears a crown of pink roses and a pink outfit, holds onto Brandon Caul's hand.

VIU’s Theatre Department presents the dramatic comedy She Kills Monsters

February 15, 2023

What: She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen – presented by VIU’s Theatre Department  When: March 2 to 11 Where: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310), Nanaimo campus Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Theatre Department presents the hysterical dramatic comedy She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen as this year’s spring production. The play tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the... Read more

Poster with three images that says Taryn Walker, Echoes From a Time Not Yet Here February 16 to April 7

VIU’s View Gallery presents Taryn Walker, Echoes From a Time Not Yet Here

February 7, 2023

The exhibit runs from February 16 to April 7. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) View Gallery is honoured to host an exhibition by Indigenous artist Taryn Walker from February 16 to April 7. With their exhibition Echoes From a Time Not Yet Here, Walker will bring their engaged imagination, compassion and sensitive touch to the drawings preserved in wax, large-scale wall drawings, and the video... Read more

An brown Vancouver Island marmot sits on a grey rock with some green bushes around it.

VIU lecture series kicks off with the story of the endangered Vancouver Island marmot

January 31, 2023

Science and Technology Community Lecture Series features seven presentations by VIU faculty. Scientists are sharing their insights on everything from the endangered Vancouver Island marmot to investigating deep-sea organisms with computational chemistry during the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Science and Technology Community Lecture Series. The lecture series has run almost every spring for... Read more

Bryce Casavant sits in the interior of a boat

Speaker addresses herring and the health of the Salish Sea

January 31, 2023

What: On the brink: Herring and the health of the Salish Sea, the latest topic in VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series When: Monday, February 6, 2023, 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm) Where: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310) on VIU’s Nanaimo campus. People can also join via Zoom Webinar. Register via Eventbrite for this free talk. What does the future hold for the Salish Sea in a time of... Read more

People doing a live broadcast in a coffee shop

VIU experts appear live on CBC Nanaimo broadcast

January 27, 2023

Several shows were broadcasting from Serious Coffee on Hammond Bay Road The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation launched its permanent bureau in Nanaimo on Friday, January 27 with a special live broadcast in the Harbour City that featured several experts from Vancouver Island University. The Nanaimo bureau “will focus on telling stories from the mid-and-north Vancouver Island region” states a CBC... Read more

Budget Information Session Q&A

January 27, 2023

Below are answers to the questions received from the Senior Management Team Budget Information Session held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. This page is continuously being updated so if you do not see your question, please check back soon.  Have a question? Email and we will work with the Senior Management Team to provide an answer. More questions and answers can be heard... Read more

James Mark smiles while holding a violin.

VIU professor explores Bach’s Chaconne for Solo Violin during first spring Colloquium lecture

January 27, 2023

The series kicks off on February 10 with a presentation by Nanaimo violinist and composer James Mark. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series explores the topics of Bach’s Chaconne for Solo Violin and what it means to hold space for queerness in the classroom during two lectures this spring. “We’re excited about the two presentations that are lined up for the... Read more

Budget Information Session recording and Powerpoint

January 25, 2023

The first Senior Management Team (SMT) Information Session took place on Tuesday, January 24. CFO and Vice-President Administration Marlene Kowalski presented on VIU's 2023-2024 budget and was followed with an extensive Q&A period.  Budget Information Session recording Slide deck for Ms. Kowalski's presentation 2023-24-budget-update-read-only.pdf Budget Information Session Q&A Questions... Read more