Announcements

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VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series Confronts the Housing Crisis

October 7, 2021

WHAT: VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker SeriesWHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6 to 7:30 pmWHERE: Zoom webinar, Registration linkDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, housing has quickly become the frontline of defense against the spread of the virus. But for precariously housed or homeless people, the request to “stay home” is an impossibility. Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift, an... Read more


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The View Gallery Presents Rande Cook

October 6, 2021

When a Tree Falls, Are We Listening?WHERE: VIU’s The View GalleryWHEN: October 14 – November 27, 2021 – Artist talk and reception October 21, 6-8 pmThe View Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition of new works from Kwakwaka’wakw multimedia artist Rande Cook. The exhibition will run from Thursday, October 14 to November 27, 2021, with an opening reception and artist talk to be held on October... Read more


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VIU Invites People to Experience University Life During Virtual Event

September 29, 2021

WHAT: Experience VIU 2021WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9 am to 2 pmWHERE: Online [see registration link at bottom]Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) virtual open house event happens this Saturday (October 2) and includes a $1,000 tuition prize giveaway, video tour of Deep Bay Marine Field Station, a chance to talk with program chairs and downloadable resources.Experience VIU is for anyone... Read more


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VIU’s Malaspina Theatre Hosts Winds of Change Art Exhibit

September 22, 2021

Featuring works by Stz’uminus First Nation artist Daniel R. Elliott, the exhibit explores the impacts of colonization and how healing can be achieved.­­Indigenous artist Daniel R. Elliott wants to take people on a healing journey. But first, he’s asking people to confront the history and impact of residential schools head on, and not look away.His paintings are on display in the Malaspina Theatre... Read more


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Action required: VIU’s vaccine self-declaration program

September 16, 2021

As announced on August 27, VIU is introducing a vaccine self-declaration program for students and employees to support the wellness and mental health of our community and a safe campus environment. We are requesting that all employees and students declare their vaccination status by October 1. If you are fully vaccinated and choose to declare this, that is the only step you need to... Read more


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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Showcase Graduate Programs

September 10, 2021

Students who are contemplating the next step in their post-secondary careers can come to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) first-ever online Graduate Programs Expo on September 15.Graduate programs build on what students learned in undergraduate degrees and are more highly specialized in a particular area of study. VIU has a range of graduate options to choose from, from master’s degrees, to... Read more


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Vaccine Survey Results

September 9, 2021

From August 27 to September 3, VIU ran a confidential survey asking our students and employees their vaccination status. Thank you to everyone who participated – we had a 52% response rate (4,772 completed surveys) which is a higher than usual participation rate given the timing and length of the survey period. The results of the survey will help us in our fall health and safety planning.91% of... Read more


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BC's Proof of Vaccination System

September 9, 2021

On Tuesday, September 7, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, shared more details about the province’s Proof of Vaccination system. Part of this new provincial public health order will include a requirement to show your BC Vaccine Card to access certain activities and locations. We are still awaiting the full public health order on the BC Proof of Vaccination... Read more


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VIU Welcomes New Associate Vice-President, Community Partnerships

September 8, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Richard Horbachewski as the new Associate Vice-President, Community Partnerships.In this role, Richard will oversee VIU's advancement and alumni portfolios, community partnerships, Milner Gardens, and serve as VIU's Chief Advancement Officer and the Executive Director of the VIU Foundation."I am excited to join the VIU community and take on... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: July 19 – August 23, 2021

August 31, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.News StoriesTop performing article for the last month:CTV News: BC funds rapid drug-checking technology amid opioid crisis. Reach: 19.5 million. Story also published by BC Government News, Times Colonist, Nanaimo News Now, CFAX, Black Press Media, Chek News, Voice Online and Education News Canada.Other stories:Abacityblog.com: Top 10... Read more