VIU's National Indigenous Speaker Shares Reflections on Youth and Reconciliation

November 17, 2017

Gabrielle Scrimshaw will deliver keynote address during the University’s third annual Indigenous Speakers Series on November 20 Indigenous entrepreneur, activist, speaker, writer and academic Gabrielle Scrimshaw was separated from her mother at a young age. Scrimshaw, a member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation, was only two weeks old when her father took full custody of her, she writes in an... Read more

Media story about VIU

November 13, 2017

You may hear or see discussions or stories about VIU based on an article in the Globe and Mail, so we wanted to share our perspective. First and foremost, we take the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff very seriously. We are confident that we have measures in place to ensure the safety of our campuses, and policies and procedures to support our community. We are also... Read more

VIU's Cheryl Krasnick Warsh Elected As University's First Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

November 1, 2017

Distinction bestowed on scholars who have made exceptional contributions to their field Vancouver Island University (VIU) History Professor Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh has been elected as the University’s first Fellow in the Academy of Arts and Humanities of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). “I was absolutely thrilled and delighted. This is capping off a very long career,” said Warsh. Warsh was... Read more

VIU Brings Starbucks to Nanaimo Campus

October 30, 2017

Starbucks chosen because it best meets needs identified by VIU Community Vancouver Island University (VIU) students, staff and faculty at the Nanaimo Campus can get their coffee fix at the new Starbucks opening on Monday, October 30, 2017. VIU will be the operator of the licensed Starbucks, which will be open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends.  Starbucks... Read more

New Director of Employee Relations Joins VIU

October 20, 2017

Patricia Elliott a welcome addition to the University community Nanaimo, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Patricia Elliott has accepted the role of Director of Employee Relations. Patricia brings many years of experience in employment and labour law to this key VIU role. Previously, she worked as a lawyer, with a focus in labour, employment and administrative law; as... Read more

Renowned BC Poet Fred Wah Comes to VIU for Gustafson Lecture and Reading

October 18, 2017

The events, on October 25 and 26, are free and open to the public From rivers and creeks to the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Fred Wah’s poetry is immersed in water. The BC poet, who is best known for founding the influential literary magazine TISH in the early 1960s, winning the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1985 and a stint as Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate in 2011; has... Read more

VIU Online Auction Supports Students

October 12, 2017

Bidding opens October 19 on more than two dozen prize packages Finding the money to pay for important things like textbooks, childcare and essential learning equipment like a laptop computer can be hard when you’re going to university. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Online Auction aims to help. Every year, local businesses donate prizes that people can bid on, with all proceeds going to... Read more

Red Seal Endorsement Now Available for VIU Hairdressing Students

October 11, 2017

The change means access to standardized training and the ability to have education apply across Canada Vancouver Island University (VIU) Hairdressing student Gabrielle Mayor loves everything about her chosen trade, from cutting and colouring hair to creating elaborate up-styles. It’s a creative trade where she’s always learning something new, constantly reading up on the latest trends to stay... Read more

VIU Welcomes New Dean of Social Sciences

October 4, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Brimacombe ready to take on important academic leadership role with the University Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Elizabeth Brimacombe has accepted the role of Dean, Social Sciences. Brimacombe brings 25 years of experience in post-secondary education in BC and a strong background in research and administration to this key VIU role. “I am excited to... Read more

VIU Names New Dean of Education

September 27, 2017

Dr. David Paterson joins University in this key academic leadership role Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. David Paterson has recently taken on the key role of Dean for the Faculty of Education. Reporting to the Provost and VP Academic, the Dean of Education provides academic leadership to ensure the highest quality of instruction and program delivery for VIU students... Read more