Bill Boyte VIU General Counsel and Secretary

VIU Welcomes New General Counsel and University Secretary

May 27, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce that Bill Boyte has been appointed to the role of General Counsel and University Secretary.In this critical role, Boyte will act as the senior policy advisor responsible for providing leadership, direction and oversight related to legal matters and the University's bicameral system of governance. In this role, Boyte will also serve as the... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: May 11-24, 2021

May 25, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeksPopular Science: Trees Need Wind to Reproduce: Climate Change is Messing That Up. Story features commentary by Dr. Jasmine Janes, a VIU Biology Professor. Reach: 2.97 million people. Other storiesBC Nurses’ Union: BCNU Introduces New CEO Cody Hedman.... Read more

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VIU’s Milner Gardens Marks 20 Years as a Public Garden

May 13, 2021

Donated to VIU 25 years ago, the property is home to a range of educational activities, community events and research projects.From programs that connect children to nature, to the magic of Christmas in the garden, to studying the effects of climate change on local plants, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland has been inspiring, delighting and educating students and... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: April 27 - May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks: Yahoo!, and numerous other newswire outlets: CCAB Announces Lineup of Prominent Indigenous Women for June IWIL Event (VIU President Dr. Deb Saucier, who received the Indigenous Women in Leadership award last year, is one of the panelists... Read more

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VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Explore Careers in Trades and Applied Technology

May 6, 2021

WHAT: VIU Trades and Applied Technology Virtual ExpoWHEN: Thursday, May 27, 3 – 7 pmWHERE: Online/Virtual Trades and applied technology programs at Vancouver Island University (VIU) can help students enter rewarding, high-paying careers after as little as nine months of school.Those interested in learning more about which careers may be a good fit can come to VIU’s first-ever... Read more

VIU Employees Retiring


April 29, 2021

Wishing VIU Retirees Well!We wanted to take a moment to recognize a special group of VIU employees who are heading into their retirement between April 30 and June 30, 2021. These individuals have contributed greatly to VIU’s culture and the success of our students for years and even decades. Please join us in sending them a message of well wishes by clicking on their name that links to their... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: April 13-26, 2021

April 26, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Nanaimo News Bulletin: City of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University Formalize Relationship with Memorandum of Understanding. Reach: 190,000. Also picked up by Municipal Information Network, Nation Talk, Education News Canada and Academica.... Read more

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VIU's Portal Magazine Celebrates 30 Years of Literary Excellence

April 26, 2021

Portal is hosting a virtual launch of its 30th anniversary edition on Friday, April 30.For 30 years Portal, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) nationally distributed literary magazine, has amplified the voices of emerging writers and showcased the works of up-and-coming illustrators, photographers and artists.Portal is hosting a Zoom virtual launch on Friday,... Read more

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City of Nanaimo Signs MOU with Vancouver Island University

April 20, 2021

On April 19, 2021, Nanaimo City Council and Vancouver Island University (VIU), announced the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") between the City of Nanaimo and VIU.Under the terms of the MOU, the City and VIU, will work together to:Establish a framework for collaboration between the two organizations;Adopt a cooperative approach to working together for the mutual benefit... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: March 30 - April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:A Government of Canada announcement of funding for projects that improve the sustainability of the BC Fisheries and Aquaculture industry was picked up widely, including by Yahoo News, reaching more than 51.8 million people.Other stories:BC Government... Read more