VIU’s Severe Weather procedures

November 17, 2021

With winter on its way, it is time for everyone to review VIU’s Severe Weather procedures.These procedures outline what you will need to do in the event the University needs to close campuses or facilities due to severe weather.  Please take the following actions:Review the Severe Weather Procedures.Familiarize yourself with where you can find information about whether or not VIU’s... Read more

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Media Highlights: November 1 - 15, 2021

November 16, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.Top 10 News Stories:CTV News National website story: Indigenous-led literacy program in BC helps residential school survivors learn to read and write. Inspired by VIU News Release. Reach: 17.1 million. CTV News Vancouver Island website story: Island Health relocating COVID-19 testing, vaccine clinics in Nanaimo. The testing... Read more

Classes resume at VIU Cowichan today (November 16)

November 16, 2021

Classes will resume at Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus today (Tuesday, November 16, 2021). We know the storm has left variable road conditions across the region. If you cannot safely travel to the Cowichan campus, please contact your instructors or manager directly. Read more

VIU Cowichan Campus cancelling classes this afternoon (November 15)

November 15, 2021

Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan Campus will be cancelling all classes after 3 pm this afternoon, Monday, November 15. The campus is safe and will remain open as per regular hours. Classes are being cancelled to respect the State of Emergency issued by the Cowichan Valley Regional District, which has asked residents to restrict travel if at all possible at this time... Read more


Congratulations! VIU 2021 President's and Provost's Awards Recipients

November 10, 2021

We could not be prouder of the 2021 recipients of VIU's President's and Provost's Awards for employees. Honourees are nominated by their colleagues for exceptional work in a variety of categories touching on all aspects of the institution. Join us in congratulating this year's recipients. President’s Awards for Community EngagementCommunity-University Partnership AwardChris GodfreysonEarly... Read more

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Speaker Series Highlights Innovative Research in the History of Gender and Health

November 9, 2021

The Gender, Health and Social Justice Speaker Series presented by VIU and the University of Saskatchewan is offered for free via Zoom and kicks off on November 19.A speaker series running this winter and spring will introduce attendees to the innovative scholarship being done by early-career researchers in the history of gender and health.“The conversations taking place around this research... Read more

Hireserve Has A New Look And Features

November 8, 2021

If you have been involved with an employee search committee, then you have used VIU’s applicant tracking system, Hireserve. This platform is nearing its three-year anniversary with VIU and, despite its many powerful features, it was time for an upgrade (how time flies when it comes to technology). Enter the new and improved Hireserve, which has just been updated, receiving a new look and feel to... Read more

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Giving Tuesday at VIU Raises Funds for Students in Need

November 4, 2021

VIU’s eighth annual Giving Tuesday campaign runs from November 15 to November 30, 2021.Vancouver Island University (VIU) welcomes learners of all different ages and backgrounds.Sometimes learners need a little extra help to make their educational goals a reality, which is why the University has run a Giving Tuesday campaign for the past eight years. Giving Tuesday is a global movement to give... Read more

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VIU Launches Five-Year Strategic Plan

November 3, 2021

More than 2,000 staff, students, and community members participated in a consultation process that inspired the new plan.Vancouver Island University (VIU) has a new Strategic Plan, People, Place, Potential, to guide its activities over the next five years.Throughout 2020, VIU reached out to students, alumni, employees and the wider community to hear their views on the... Read more

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Media Highlights: October 19 – November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

VIU students and employees in the news. Top 10 News StoriesThe Indian Express. How hungry sea otters affect the sex life of sea grass. Dr. Jane Watson, Biology Professor Emeritus, and alum Dr. Erin Foster, co-authored the study this article is based on. Reach: 42.7 million.Times Colonist: Plans for student housing at VIU in Nanaimo going to public hearing, amid low... Read more