Announcements

COVID-19 Update

March 11, 2020

Since the last university-wide communication, numerous departments and faculties have been hard at work responding to and preparing for impacts of COVID-19. While the risk for Canada is low and we are not aware of any cases in our communities or on our campuses, the safety of the VIU community is our primary focus. The following information is being shared to keep employees and students well-... Read more


VIU Strategic Planning Process

VIU Launches Strategic Planning Process

March 2, 2020

Titled The Future We Want to See, the process will help the University develop a strategic plan that will articulate VIU’s vision and direction as an institution.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) is looking to engage students, employees and the wider community in a conversation about its future this spring.Over 2020 and 2021, the University is leading a strategic planning process titled The... Read more


Skills Canada

Discovery Day and Skills Competition Bring Hundreds of High School Students to VIU

February 24, 2020

WHAT: Discovery Day 2020 and Skills BC Regional Competition at VIUWHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020WHERE: Nanaimo campus, various locations, see Campus MapWhile Vancouver Island University (VIU) students hit the books during reading break, more than 2,000 students from across the Island and Sunshine Coast will be taking their places on Thursday, February 27 for two popular annual events –... Read more


VIU BC Top Employer

VIU Wins BC Top Employer Honours

February 24, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has been named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2020.This recognition is awarded from Canada’s Top 100 Employers, a national program to determine which employers lead their industries in offering an exceptional workplace experience. VIU won the BC Top Employer award with its first application to the program. The evaluation criteria for this recognition is based on... Read more


Volunteer for Tribal Journeys

February 10, 2020

Sent on behalf of Deborah Saucier, President and Vice-ChancellorTribal Journeys is an annual celebration of Indigenous peoples and cultures throughout the Pacific Northwest. Canoe families travel in ocean-going canoes — many made of cedar and other traditional materials — from points throughout coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington State and Oregon, and visit Indigenous communities enroute... Read more


Provost and Vice-President Academic Hired at VIU

February 7, 2020

Key academic leadership role with University awarded to Dr. Carol Stuart Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Carol Stuart has accepted the role of Provost and Vice-President Academic. Dr. Stuart will provide leadership and direction to the academy, ensuring VIU continues to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.Dr. Stuart will work with... Read more


VIU Integrated Engineering Diploma students will have access to a machine shop, fabrication tools and a computer-aided design studio to enhance their learning.

Integrated Engineering Technologist Program Now Being Offered at VIU

February 4, 2020

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU's) unique engineering diploma program combines mechanical, drafting and civil technologist training into one learning stream.People with a passion for engineering looking to enter the workforce after two-and-a-half years now have the option of taking Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new Integrated Engineering Diploma.The diploma, which allows... Read more


Early Childhood Pedagogy Network announcement

New teaching network a win for ECEs, quality child care

February 3, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has received funding for two pedagogist positions to work with early childhood educators at select child care centres in Nanaimo and Cowichan, as well as students in the University's Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program. [[{"fid":"3518","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"... Read more


Cowichan campus open for classes Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

February 2, 2020

VIU’s Cowichan campus will resume regular classes and business on Monday, February 3, 2020. The roads have reopened. Please use caution while travelling. If conditions near your place of residence remain bad and you feel you cannot make it to VIU, use your discretion. Please communicate with your instructors or supervisors about making alternate arrangements.   Read more


VIU Cowichan campus closed today (February 1)

February 1, 2020

Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus is closing as of 12:30 pm today (Saturday, February 1, 2020) for the rest of the day and evening due to the local state of emergency declared by the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Roads throughout the mid-Island have flooded and closed.All classes and examinations are cancelled, and services are suspended. All employees and students are asked not... Read more