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VIU invites public to new community event

September 25, 2023

DiscoverFest at VIU takes place on Saturday, October 21 from 12 to 4 pm. Everyone is invited to spend an afternoon at Vancouver Island University‘s (VIU’s) Nanaimo campus for DiscoverFest, a new community event designed to bring people together, create connections and showcase the University’s programs and expertise. Highlights of the event include: A community stage with live music and... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

September 20, 2023

Housing crisis, grocery store prices and Trump ✅ Looking for experts this week? In this issue:  Solutions to skyrocketing grocery prices Rising diplomatic tensions between Canada and India and Canadians' trust in Prime Minister Trudeau A research project that could move the needle on the housing crisis Climate Action Fair: tomorrow Featured experts Helping to solve the housing crisis VIU’s... Read more

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VIU’s View Gallery presents an exhibition featuring faculty artists

September 20, 2023

The exhibit reception is on Thursday, September 21 from 5 to 7 pm.  Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) View Gallery is excited to host F23N14, its VIU faculty exhibition.   The exhibit runs until October 6, with a reception on Thursday, September 21 from 5 to 7 pm. Many of VIU’s faculty artists will be present and everyone is welcome. Works in painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture... Read more

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Statement in support of LGBTQ2S+ students, staff and families

September 20, 2023

Vancouver Island University (VIU) strives to be a welcoming space for all, defined by equality and free from discrimination and hate.  LGBTQ2S+ students, staff and families are valued members of our community, and we are here to support you. We will continue to work to ensure your campus experience is free from harassment, hate and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more

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Colloquium series begins with a talk about TV shows Chewing Gum and Fleabag

September 19, 2023

VIU’s Christina Mansueti examines how comedy shows challenge and affirm contemporary feminisms. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series returns this fall with an engaging lineup. This season explores contemporary feminisms in two UK-based TV comedies, the history of special effects on stage and the value of failure. “For the Colloquium’s fifteenth year, we have... Read more

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VIU welcomes new Dean of Arts and Humanities

August 28, 2023

Dr. Claire Grogan takes on critical leadership role with Vancouver Island University  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce that, after acompetitive search, Dr. Claire Groganhas joined VIU as its next Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. In this role, Grogan will provide strategic and innovative leadership to the faculty, managing all academic, personnel and financial... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023

Wildfires, drought and climate anxiety experts 🌍 From August 29 to September 1, VIU is hosting its annual RockVIU new student orientation, a series of events designed to get students connected with services, each other and faculty. VIU is expecting more than 800 students to join in the fun. A great photo op time is Thursday, August 31 with the Connect Fair Carnival taking over parking lot G on... Read more

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VIU supports newcomers to Canada pursue trades careers

August 11, 2023

The tuition-free program helps newcomers transition into trades education.­­ Newcomers to Canada who want to pursue a career in the trades will get some extra help starting this September, thanks to a new program at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Called Trades Pathways for Newcomers, the cohort-based bridging program supports newcomers looking for a career in the trades by ensuring they have... Read more

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VIU welcomes new dean of management

July 18, 2023

Dr. Sungchul Choi takes on important leadership role with Vancouver Island University. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce that, after a competitive search, Dr. Sungchul Choi has joined VIU as its next Dean, Faculty of Management.  As the Dean of Management, Dr Choi will provide strategic and operational leadership over the administrative and academic priorities of the... Read more

From left to right: Hayden Kenneth Taylor, Sheldon Scow and Talela Manson are hard at work planning a fun-filled summer camp experience for students.

VIU hosts summer camp for Indigenous students

July 6, 2023

The camp is organized by the ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Indigenous student mentorship program. Making Indigenous youth feel like they belong at university is the goal of a seven-day summer camp taking place at Vancouver Island University (VIU) this August. The Thuy’she’num Tu Smun’eem: Building a Foundation for our Youth summer camp takes place August 6 to 12 at the Nanaimo campus. The camp is... Read more