Announcements

Carolyn Russell, Associate Vice-President, International Education

VIU Welcomes New Associate Vice-President, International Education

February 3, 2022

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce that Carolyn Russell has been appointed Associate Vice-President, International Education. In this key role, Russell has responsibility for the overall leadership, oversight, and strategic vision of VIU’s Department of International Education. As the principal leader of this department, she will ensure VIU’s internationalization objectives... Read more


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Indigenous Environmental Advocate Addresses Climate Crisis as a Human Rights Issue

January 26, 2022

WHAT: VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series featuring Sheila Watt-CloutierWHEN: February 8, 6:30 to 8 pmWHERE: Online – Zoom WebinarClimate change is a human rights issue – one which every person on the planet is inextricably linked to.This is what Sheila Watt-Cloutier Siila, one of the most influential Indigenous environmental, cultural and human rights advocates in the world,... Read more


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Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement

January 21, 2022

Vancouver Island University’s the View Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of painting and sculpture reflecting the themes of both figural work and movement. Through the intriguing work of four accomplished and varied artists, human movement is portrayed on a number of levels, from both internal and external perspectives. The exhibition, curated by Pam Vickars, will run until... Read more


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VIU Science and Technology Community Lecture Series for Spring 2022 focuses on Climate Change

January 18, 2022

The series features 11 free lectures from researchers on a range of topics connected to climate change issues.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) spring 2022 Science and Technology Lecture Series is shining the spotlight on climate change research.“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity, and everyone will be impacted by the rapid environmental changes that... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: Top 21 of 2021

January 14, 2022

Please find below the top 21 VIU stories of 2021, ranked in order by number of people reached. Top 21 VIU stories of 2021Yahoo Finance: New evidence of spawning Pacific sand lance found in Salish Sea. Story details the results of a study published by VIU and World Wildlife Federation – Canada. Reach: 94.88 million.Yahoo News: How COVID-19 opened the door to a new era in... Read more


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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Showcase Graduate Programs

January 12, 2022

WHAT: VIU Graduate Programs ExpoWHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 4-8 pm; drop-in eventWHERE: Online/VirtualStudents who are contemplating the next step in their post-secondary careers can drop in to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) virtual Graduate Programs Expo on January 19.Graduate programs build on what students learned in undergraduate degrees and are more highly... Read more


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VIU Theatre Professor explores a “Grotesque” Satirical Play During First Colloquium Lecture

January 10, 2022

Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series returns this spring with a thought-provoking lineup.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Spring Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series will take audience members on a journey through the theatre of grotesque, and audio media techniques and creative pathways for producers and audiences.The Colloquium Series began in 2009 with the aim of creating... Read more


In-person Classes Starting January 10; Updated Health and Safety Protocols

January 7, 2022

Sent on behalf of VIU’s Senior Management TeamHappy New Year VIU Community,We look forward to welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus on Monday, January 10, when in-person classes resume at VIU, supported by reinforced safety measures to keep everyone safe.The health and safety of our communityWhen making any decisions, VIU’s Senior Management Team considers the specific realities... Read more


Severe Weather Closure

All campuses open today (Friday, January 7)

January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022: Vancouver Island University’s campuses and locations are open for regular business today (Friday, January 7, 2022). Please use caution when travelling to and from our locations and while navigating VIU grounds and be prepared for winter conditions with icy spots and slush.Employees:  We know our region has many micro-climates and accumulation can vary... Read more


Severe Weather Closure

January 6 evening update: VIU anticipates campuses will re-open on Friday, January 7

January 6, 2022

January 6, 2022 evening update: VIU crews continue to work hard to remove snow. At this point, we anticipate all campuses and facilities will re-open on Friday, January 7, but please do not start travelling to campus until you hear from us at 6:30 am tomorrow, as snow removal efforts are ongoing.    Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades... Read more