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Province, First Nations and VIU announce new funding and training for Indigenous guardians protecting coastal lands and waters

October 4, 2023

Partnership between Nanwakolas Council nations and Vancouver Island Universityaddresses urgent need for more Indigenous Guardians across BC VICTORIA, B.C. (Oct. 4, 2023) - An agreement signed today by Nanwakolas Council and Vancouver Island University (VIU) and supported with funding from the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, will provide new Indigenous Guardians with the... Read more

Vancouver Island University examining new models for continuing education

October 3, 2023

Support for ElderCollege partnership will conclude as of December 31, 2023 Following 30 successful years as a partner in ElderCollege, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is evaluating how to best provide continuing education that meets its mandate and the diverse needs of our communities, including seniors. As a result, VIU is suspending infrastructure, including facilities, accounting services,... Read more

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Drag show offers a night of jaw-dropping and dazzling performances

September 29, 2023

What: Drag in the Theatre When: Wednesday, October 4, 8 to 10 pm Where: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310), Nanaimo campus Experience a fabulous night of drag, live vocals and jaw-dropping performances during Drag in the Theatre. The show is presented by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Positive Space Alliance and Vancouver-based drag queen and VIU alum Darrian Tolerance, Host, Performer... Read more

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VIU invites public to new community event

September 25, 2023

DiscoverFest at VIU takes place on Saturday, October 21 from 12 to 4 pm. Everyone is invited to spend an afternoon at Vancouver Island University‘s (VIU’s) Nanaimo campus for DiscoverFest, a new community event designed to bring people together, create connections and showcase the University’s programs and expertise. Highlights of the event include: A community stage with live music and... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

September 20, 2023

Housing crisis, grocery store prices and Trump ✅ Looking for experts this week? In this issue:  Solutions to skyrocketing grocery prices Rising diplomatic tensions between Canada and India and Canadians' trust in Prime Minister Trudeau A research project that could move the needle on the housing crisis Climate Action Fair: tomorrow Featured experts Helping to solve the housing crisis VIU’s... Read more

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VIU’s View Gallery presents an exhibition featuring faculty artists

September 20, 2023

The exhibit reception is on Thursday, September 21 from 5 to 7 pm.  Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) View Gallery is excited to host F23N14, its VIU faculty exhibition.   The exhibit runs until October 6, with a reception on Thursday, September 21 from 5 to 7 pm. Many of VIU’s faculty artists will be present and everyone is welcome. Works in painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture... Read more

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Statement in support of LGBTQ2S+ students, staff and families

September 20, 2023

Vancouver Island University (VIU) strives to be a welcoming space for all, defined by equality and free from discrimination and hate.  LGBTQ2S+ students, staff and families are valued members of our community, and we are here to support you. We will continue to work to ensure your campus experience is free from harassment, hate and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more

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Colloquium series begins with a talk about TV shows Chewing Gum and Fleabag

September 19, 2023

VIU’s Christina Mansueti examines how comedy shows challenge and affirm contemporary feminisms. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series returns this fall with an engaging lineup. This season explores contemporary feminisms in two UK-based TV comedies, the history of special effects on stage and the value of failure. “For the Colloquium’s fifteenth year, we have... Read more

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VIU welcomes new Dean of Arts and Humanities

August 28, 2023

Dr. Claire Grogan takes on critical leadership role with Vancouver Island University  Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce that, after acompetitive search, Dr. Claire Groganhas joined VIU as its next Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. In this role, Grogan will provide strategic and innovative leadership to the faculty, managing all academic, personnel and financial... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023

Wildfires, drought and climate anxiety experts 🌍 From August 29 to September 1, VIU is hosting its annual RockVIU new student orientation, a series of events designed to get students connected with services, each other and faculty. VIU is expecting more than 800 students to join in the fun. A great photo op time is Thursday, August 31 with the Connect Fair Carnival taking over parking lot G on... Read more