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VIU's Campuses and Facilities Closed February 14 and 15, 2021

February 13, 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 6 pm update: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus will remain closed Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15, 2021, due to severe weather conditions. The Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Powell River campus, Parksville/Qualicum centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland and Deep Bay Marine... Read more


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VIU's Nanaimo, Cowichan – campus and Trades Centre – G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland are CLOSED today due to severe weather conditions.

February 13, 2021

Saturday, February 13: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland are CLOSED today due to severe weather conditions. Powell River campus and the Parksville / Qualicum centre are closed as regularly scheduled.Any classes or exams that are on... Read more


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VIU, NIC and Tourism VI Partner on Virtual Networking Event

February 10, 2021

CONNECT, which aims to build connections between employers, industry professionals, students and faculty, takes place Wednesday, March 3 from 3-5 pm.Vancouver Island University (VIU) and North Island College (NIC) are partnering with Tourism Vancouver Island (TVI) for an engaging, informative and interactive virtual networking event.CONNECT will take place Wednesday, March 3 from 3-5 pm. The goal... Read more


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Speaker Addresses Racism in the BC Health-care Sector

February 3, 2021

WHAT: VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker SeriesWHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6:30 – 8 pmWHERE: Zoom webinar Join Dawn Thomas Aa ap waa iik, Associate Deputy Minister for Indigenous Health with the BC Ministry of Health, who will be presenting An Island Response to In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care. The presentation... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: January 18 - 29, 2021

February 1, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU in the News. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:A VIU News Release: VIU Culinary Arts Student Cooking for Gold (featuring Culinary Arts student Ottis Crabbe) was picked up by CBC All Points West, Nanaimo Magazine, reddit, Ha-Shilth-Sa story reprinted by CTV News, The Vancouver Star, Yahoo News Canada,... Read more


VIU to Train More Community Mental Health Workers

VIU to Train More Community Mental Health Workers

January 18, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is excited to share the news that the provincial government has provided funding to run a second cohort of our Community Mental Health Worker program in 2021. To learn more, please read the BC Government News release. To learn more about VIU’s Community Mental Health Worker program, please visit the program homepage. If you are interested in... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: Top 24 of 2020

January 5, 2021

Happy New Year!For the first edition of the 2021 Media Highlights report, we wanted to take a look at some VIU-related stories that made an impact in the media last year. We were planning on doing a top 20 of 2020, but couldn’t stop there – from an extraordinary archaeological find, to chow mein sandwiches, to bald eagle footage, ancient brews and setting up your home work space, VIU... Read more


Experience VIU

VIU Invites People to Experience University Life in Live Virtual Events

January 4, 2021

Experience VIU 2021 takes place January 16, 20 and 21While the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that much of the teaching and learning activities at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are happening online this year, that isn’t stopping the University from hosting its open house events for prospective students.This January, VIU is rolling Discovery Days, the University’s biggest on-campus event for high... Read more


Dub poet Lillian Allen

Juno-Award-Winning Dub Poet Lillian Allen to Give VIU Gustafson Lecture and Reading

December 23, 2020

The annual lecture will take place online February 11, 2021 via Zoom WebinarDub poetry emerged out of the 1960s Jamaican reggae scene to articulate the joy and protest of Black people. Canadian poet Lillian Allen is the “godmother of dub,” and was at the forefront of that international movement. Allen, who continues to innovate in poetry and creative writing pedagogy, has been chosen as Vancouver... Read more


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VIU and Island Health Partner on COVID Testing Location at Nanaimo Campus

December 22, 2020

To improve community access to COVID-19 testing, VIU is pleased to partner with Island Health to enable drive-through testing in one of our parking lots on the Nanaimo campus. The collection site opened on December 1 and is located in the lower part of Lot B (near the Navy League building – access via entrance 5A off Fifth Street) and consists of four drive-through bays.Like all drive-... Read more