Announcements

UPDATE: COVID-19, APRIL 1, 5:45 PM

April 1, 2020

OVER THE NEXT FEW UPDATES, WE WILL BE SHARING NEWS ABOUT DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN KEEP CONNECTED WITH FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES DURING THIS TIME. Today you’ll see in our 'New Items' section for students and employees information about online activities, including free and/or by donation yoga classes. And employees, we will soon be re-launching our employee enewsletter - VIU Voices - to... Read more


UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 30, 5:40 PM

March 30, 2020

WE WANTED TO START TODAY’S UPDATE BY SHARING A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM DR. DEB SAUCIER, VIU PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR, WHO IS WORKING FROM HER HOME OFFICE. SHE WANTED TO SHARE HER APPRECIATION FOR OUR AMAZING COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND EVERYONE’S WILLINGNESS TO WORK TOGETHER AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER AS WE TRANSITIONED TO ALTERNATE LEARNING DELIVERY AND WORKING REMOTELY. As well, we... Read more


UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 27, 5:45 PM

March 27, 2020

It’s Friday, which means we have made it through the first full week of alternative learning delivery and doing our work from home. We want to thank everyone in the community for the countless hours they have put in supporting this momentous adjustment. Extraordinary times have certainly called for a major - and sudden - shift in the way we learn and do business.We wanted to remind everyone to... Read more


UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 25, 6:15 PM

March 25, 2020

STARTING TODAY, WE WILL BE TRANSITIONING TO SENDING OUT AN UPDATE THREE TIMES PER WEEK UNLESS THERE IS SOMETHING URGENT WE NEED TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY. THAT MEANS MOVING FORWARD YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR FROM US ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY. You can connect with us at any time through universityrelations@viu.ca and visit our COVID-19 website for the most up to date... Read more


UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 24, 6 PM

March 24, 2020

We’d like to start by thanking the VIU Students’ Union (VIUSU) for their leadership today in launching a new initiative to support students who are facing unique financial challenges because of COVID-19. VIUSU, in partnership with the VIU Foundation, launched a campaign to raise $250,000 for emergency bursaries for students. We also know that many of you are coming up with creative... Read more


VIU Students' Union Supporting Students in Time of Crisis

March 24, 2020

Emergency bursaries support most vulnerable students affected by COVID-19.While they may not be attending face-to-face classes, students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are still working hard to complete their education. However, during this unprecedented situation, students are also dealing with the very real consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, including reduced hours or no employment,... Read more


UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 23, 6:30 pm

March 23, 2020

FOCUSING ON SUPPORTS AND SERVICES FOR OUR COMMUNITYWe wanted to remind everyone in our community that even though we have moved into alternate course delivery modes and working from home, we are committed to providing supports and services to both students and employees. These details are usually shared in our Daily Updates in specific sections and on our COVID-19 webpage.Today we... Read more


DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 22, 3:25 pm

March 22, 2020

As promised on Friday, we are connecting again today, and first want to say we hope everyone did something this weekend to lift their spirits as we all continue to manage the impacts of this ongoing crisis.We don’t have any new updates to share with you, but we wanted to take a moment to say we know this week is going to look different for all of us, as students and faculty start their alternate... Read more


DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 20, 5:10 PM

March 20, 2020

This week has seen lots of changes for our community as we made the decision to transition to alternate course delivery and assessment and moved most of our employees to a work from home model.Understandably, this rapidly evolving situation is causing anxiety and stress for both students and employees. We wanted to remind everyone of the counselling supports that are in place for... Read more


DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 19, 6:05 PM

March 19, 2020

We have made some changes to our format to help everyone find the information they need.Please note: New information is in the New Items section; information that’s already been shared is in the Reminder section.In both the New Items and Reminder sections, you’ll find information for both students and employees highlighted in green; information specifically for students is highlighted in yellow;... Read more