Statement from VIU President Deborah Saucier regarding Bamfield Bus Accident

September 14, 2019

I am deeply saddened by the tragic accident last night involving University of Victoria students near Bamfield. Please see this news story for more details. On behalf of Vancouver Island University, we express our sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones and our thoughts are with all of those who were directly impacted.Counselling and other services for VIU students... Read more


September 13, 2019

Vancouver Island University encourages its people to challenge themselves. To seek new heights in their careers and education, to critically question our world, conduct unique, impactful research. When our people reach these milestones, we want to celebrate with them. If you know of anyone, yourself included, who has recently reached a new milestone in his or her career, please share it with us... Read more

VIU brand standards will be available soon

VIU Brand Standards Ease the Guesswork on Logos, Email Signatures, Fonts and More

September 12, 2019

In the spring, the Strategic Marketing team released new brand standards. This helpful guide will teach you how to use VIU’s logo, correct fonts, create an email signature and more. VIU’s brand is a significant piece of VIU’s reputation. Its creation is informed by VIU’s values and elements of the brand often serve as the first impression a prospective student, their parents or a future... Read more

Learn How to Manage Your VIU Mobile Phone Outside Canada

September 10, 2019

Mobile phone roaming overage charges are one of the largest waste expenses Vancouver Island University incurs. In 2018, VIU paid $54,940.83 to Rogers Wireless in roaming overages.Roaming overage charges occur when people take their VIU phones outside of Canada having not purchased an international data/text/calls package and neglect to put their phone on airplane mode or turn it off.Each... Read more

Printing: Solving Three Problems with One Solution

September 10, 2019

Interesting fact: the way we print, scan documents and make photo copies affects three different areas of focus for improvement in VIU’s operations.Those areas are security, sustainability and operational effectiveness. Let’s look at the issue and how it is being solved.SecurityAn in-depth study of printer use at VIU showed that confidential or sensitive materials are printed and either forgotten... Read more

Engaged Citizens Speaker Series

VIU Launches New Speaker Series with Renowned Expert on Democracy and Civil Society

September 9, 2019

How and why is citizenship critical to democracy and civil society? Does corporate citizenship exist? What rights and responsibilities should citizens have?Dr. Philip Oxhorn, Dean of International Education at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will explore these questions and more in the inaugural Engaged Citizens Speaker Series talk on Wednesday, September 11.“Democracy is what we make of it... Read more

Trades Discovery Centre Named in Honour of Leadership Gift

September 4, 2019

Vancouver Island University Foundation extends heartfelt gratitude to the Windsor Plywood Foundation for their leadership gift in support of the Imagine VIU campaign and our students. In honour of this gift and their long history of support, the new Trades Discovery Centre will now be known as the Windsor Plywood Trades Discovery Centre. The new name went up on the front of the building facing... Read more

Federal program Dimensions Minister of Sport and Science

VIU Selected for an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Grant and the Dimensions Pilot

August 15, 2019

As a values-based institution, Vancouver Island University (VIU) embraces the principle that a diverse range of talents, opinions, perspectives, experiences and worldviews contributes to excellence. When we foster an environment that seeks and values this diversity and ensures that inclusion exists, everyone in the university community thrives. It is one thing to state that equity, diversity and... Read more

New VIU Blog Tells the Student Experience Story

July 24, 2019

Find out what’s going on at Vancouver Island University by reading our new blog. Curious about what being a student at Vancouver Island University is like? Wondering how to pay for school, where to go for help with essay writing or how to take advantage of all of the extra-curricular activities available on campus? Check out the VIU Blog for helpful tips and tricks to make university life... Read more

VIU Information Technology Infrastructure Outage

Complete Information Technology Infrastructure Outage: Sunday, July 21, 2019

July 17, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) technology infrastructure is in need of significant remediation and renewal. VIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is moving forward with a major Network Remediation Project (NRP) to achieve significant improvements to the university’s network infrastructure.   As part of this project, there will be a four-hour IT infrastructure... Read more