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VIU Program Focuses on the Future of Food Security Through Aquaculture

March 24, 2021

VIU’s new, unique aquaculture minor program allows students to combine it with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree and prepares them for careers in the growing field of aquaculture.People with a passion for creating food security solutions and advancing knowledge for sustainable and earth-friendly food production can now enroll in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new... Read more

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VIU Hosting Universities for an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

March 19, 2021

The event will allow universities to share experiences, best practices and promote long-term collaboration to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion strategies.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is hosting 13 post-secondary institutions from across Canada for a two-day symposium to exchange ideas and best practices for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) action planning.VIU’s Equity,... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: March 1-15, 2021

March 15, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:CTV News: BC Invests $2 Million in Three Vancouver Island Food Hubs. Features Deep Bay Marine Field Station’s new Seafood Innovation Centre. Based off a BC Government News funding announcement release. Reach: 23.2 million.Also picked up by the Business... Read more

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An Important Update on Our Fall 2021 Semester

March 9, 2021

A message from VIU President Dr. Deborah SaucierWe have an important and exciting update to share with you about our fall semester. With the support of BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, VIU is now planning for a safe return to on-campus instruction for Fall 2021.In a letter sent to university presidents yesterday, Dr. Henry stated that she was confident that the combination of... Read more

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BC Government Announces Support for Development of a Food Hub at VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station

March 2, 2021

The BC government has announced support for the development of new food hubs to strengthen food security on the island, including a new Seafood Innovation Centre at VIU’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station.“We are thrilled to harness the potential of Deep Bay’s world-class research labs and state-of-the-art experimental commercial kitchen facilities to link together the culinary, business,... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: February 16-28, 2021

March 1, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Canada Newswire: Government of Canada Launches its 2030 Agenda National Strategy (VIU is a recipient of the SDG Funding Program Grant). Reach: 57.4 million.Other stories: CBC Radio One, The Current (segment played across the country: VIU Professor... Read more

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Post-Secondary and Public Sectors

March 1, 2021

WHAT: A panel discussion on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Post-Secondary and Public SectorsWHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1 – 2:30 pmWHERE: Zoom webinar In recent years, creating more inclusive and diverse environments to work, learn and study in has been a key focus – and ongoing struggle – for many post-secondary and public institutions and organizations. This work... Read more

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VIU’s Two Newest Buildings Achieve LEED Gold Certification

February 26, 2021

Vancouver Island University’s two newest buildings are now internationally recognized as “green” buildings.The Dr. Ralph Nilson Centre for Health and Science and Windsor Plywood Trades Discovery Centre both recently received official certification from the Canada Green Building Council as LEED Gold buildings.LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: February 1-15, 2021

February 17, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU in the News. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks: Our VIU News Release: Scholarly Article Sheds Light on Whether Vancouver Island Wolverines are a Distinct Sub-Species was picked up by the Victoria Times Colonist (reach 1.19 million people), several Black Press Media outlets (reach 250,000 people), Education News Canada (reach 7,100... Read more

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VIU's Campuses and Facilities OPEN on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 15, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021, 6 pm update: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Powell River campus, Parksville/Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland and Deep Bay Marine Field Station will RESUME REGULAR BUSINESS/TEACHING ACTIVITIES on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.All locations that are open... Read more