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Human rights Advocate Louise Arbour to be honoured by VIU.

Human Rights Advocate Honoured by VIU

January 27, 2020

Louise Arbour, who has dedicated her professional career to advocating for a more just and compassionate world, will be presented with an honorary degree from VIU on January 31.­­The Honourable Louise Arbour has had an extraordinary judicial career protecting democracy, human rights, social justice and equality. But after almost 30 years on the bench and international stage, the globally... Read more


Deb Saucier, Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

VIU Participates in Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

January 21, 2020

VIU is excited to participate in the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative, which aims to support the voices and ideas of Indigenous peoples directly, and complement the Government of Canada’s investments to improve housing conditions in Indigenous communities. Please see this Indigenous Services Canada news release for more details on this project: Indigenous Homes Innovation... Read more


Update for Jan. 19, 2020: ALL VIU locations set to resume regular Sunday business

January 18, 2020

Update for January 19, 2020: All VIU locations are expected to resume their regular Sunday operation. Any changes to this will be broadcast through channels by 6:30 am on Sunday morning. Normal classes and all business are expected to resume on Monday, January 20, 2020. VIU will continue to monitor the weather and make any adjustments as necessary. Expect winter... Read more


Jan. 18, 2020: VIU Nanaimo campus and GR Paine CLOSED

January 18, 2020

January 18, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Deep Bay Marine Field Station are CLOSED for the day and evening. Snow and ice have made travel and locations unsafe. The next update will be by 6:30 am on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Please do not start to travel to these locations before you have received this communication.All other... Read more


Jan. 17, 2020: ALL VIU LOCATIONS OPEN

January 17, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020: All VIU campuses (Nanaimo, Cowichan and Powell River) and the Parksville/Qualicum Centre are open today, Friday, January 17, for classes and regular business. The G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland, and the Deep Bay Marine Field Station are also open. VIU will continue to monitor the weather and share updates as required.... Read more


Update: Jan. 16, 2020: VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Parksville-Qualicum locations CLOSED ALL DAY AND EVENING

January 16, 2020

AFTERNOON UPDATE: January 16, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland will remain CLOSED for the rest of today (Thursday, January 16, 2020). Crews continue to work hard to make locations safe. Next update will be at 6:30 am ... Read more


VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Powell River and Parksville-Qualicum Locations Closed Today (Wednesday, January 15)

January 15, 2020

UPDATE: VIU's Powell River campus is also closing as of 12:30 pm today (Wednesday, January 15) for afternoon and evening classes. The next update for all VIU locations will take place by 6:30 am on January 16, 2020.January 15, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens... Read more


VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Parksville-Qualicum locations closing at 12:30 pm

January 14, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU)’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Cowichan Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland, will close today, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm for the rest of the day and evening. Conditions continue to worsen with snow accumulation and the forecast is predicting further, more rapid snowfall. ... Read more


Supports Available: UIA Flight 752 Plane Crash

January 9, 2020

A message from Dr. Deb Saucier, President and Vice-Chancellor and Irlanda Price, Associate-Vice President, Student AffairsWe would like to share our deep sadness for the loss of the victims on the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 plane crash and our thoughts are with their friends, families and extended community.We want to reassure everyone that our community did not lose any students... Read more


Incident at VIU Trout Facility

January 7, 2020

On December 20 and 21, 2019, Vancouver Island University moved approximately 1,500 trout from VIU’s Nanaimo campus to Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Pacific Biological Station, a Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) approved facility, in accordance with the long-standing agreement for mutual aid between the two organizations. VIU’s Animal Care Committee (ACC) and DFO’s Pacific Region Animal Care... Read more


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