Announcements

DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 18, 6 PM

March 18, 2020

Today we were reminded again by BC’s Provincial government that all of us must take proactive steps to protect and support each other and, in particular, the most vulnerable in our communities as we continue to face this unprecedented situation.Everyone can do their part by following these guidelines to minimize transmission and reduce risk. Another important piece to remember is that... Read more


DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 17, 6:40 PM

March 17, 2020

We have said this a number of times, but we wanted to once again thank everyone in our community for their continued support and patience. It means a lot to see people coming together and recognizing that there are many people across our campuses and facilities working hard to respond to this unprecedented situation.As announced on Sunday, our faculty are continuing to work hard to... Read more


DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 16, 6:10 PM

March 16, 2020

First, we’d like to thank everyone again for continuing to support each other and for your patience and understanding as we try to get messages out and make critical decisions as quickly as possible. We again want to reassure everyone in our community that we are working very hard in the background to respond to this situation as everyone across Canada tries to ... Read more


COVID-19 UPDATE: VIU transitioning to alternate course delivery and assessment

March 15, 2020

Vancouver Island University is working hard to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and has been monitoring this situation and updating our response every day. I’d like to thank our employees and students who have come together to support each other as we work through this challenging and quickly changing situation.While we are not aware of any cases of COVID-19 related to any of our campuses, and... Read more


DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 14, 6.50 PM

March 14, 2020

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to get our daily update messages to you. And, as a reminder, if you have any questions that are not answered here, or on our COVID-19 website, please email universityrelations@viu.ca.GENERAL UPDATES:Milner Gardens & Woodland and the Camellia Tea Room are closing for two weeksThe Federal Government advised today that all... Read more


VIU to close Milner Gardens & Woodland and Camellia Tea Room for Two Weeks

March 14, 2020

With the safety and well-being of our community at the top of our mind, VIU has decided to close Milner Gardens & Woodland and the Camellia Tea Room to the public and volunteers, for two weeks, effective immediately – Saturday, March 14, 2020. Milner Gardens & Woodland is located in Qualicum Beach. The Gardens will reopen on Sunday, March 29, 2020. We are... Read more


March 12, 2020: Evening Update to Community

March 12, 2020

We are continuing to monitor global and local developments related to COVID-19 – our primary focus is ensuring we are providing support to our employees and students as this situation develops. Going forward, we will have a daily update to share the latest COVID-19 news, as well as answer any questions we have been receiving. Although the risk in BC remains low according to the BC... Read more


2020 CCAA National Women's Basketball Championships Cancelled

March 12, 2020

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association has made the decision to cancel both men's and women's basketball national championships due to the ongoing developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. The women's championships were scheduled to take place at Vancouver Island University's Nanaimo campus March 18-21. Please see the following statement from the CCAA website: "Due to the... Read more


UPDATE: COVID-19, March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

As you may know, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. We wanted to clarify what that means for our community. Most importantly, the declaration of a pandemic does not change the risk within Canada, which remains low according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. So, for now, it is business as usual for our day-to-day operations, although we are... Read more


Creating Pathways for Students From Latin America

Creating Pathways For Students From Latin America

March 11, 2020

VIU expands its international presence with the opening of a new recruitment office in Quito, Ecuador.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is enriching its international student population with the opening of a recruitment office in Quito, Ecuador. “Reaching out to potential students across Latin America is a logical extension of what we have to offer,” says Bruce Condie, VIU’s Director of... Read more