Announcements

VIU Awards Honorary Degree to a Pioneer in the Field of Social Isolation and Connectedness

January 18, 2019

“There is no other, the other is only ever us,” is the underlying theme in Kim Samuel’s work about connectedness and acknowledging humanity and our entitlement to be treated with love and respect.  Kim Samuel, Founder of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness (SCSC), is unwavering in her advocacy for human rights and inclusive policy change. Her life’s work has focused on the power of... Read more


Coastal Communities Buoyed by New Fish-Health Lab

January 14, 2019

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training News Release Communities dependent on fisheries are getting help in protecting British Columbia's fish stocks through the new, provincially funded Centre for Innovation in Fish Health at Vancouver Island University (VIU). “Our coastal communities depend on healthy fish stocks for their economic, social and spiritual well-being. For too long... Read more


Complete Information Technology Infrastructure Outage, January 19 and 20, 2019

January 14, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All VIU technology will be SHUT DOWN and UNAVAILABLE January 19 and 20 VIU’s technology infrastructure is in need of significant improvement, remediation and renewal. The University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is moving forward with a major Network Remediation Project (NRP). This NRP will bring significant improvements to VIU’s technology infrastructure... Read more


AURORA Employee Recruitment System Go-Live

December 20, 2018

The AURORA team has been working hard to get the first system of the project to go live. After a year of careful planning, configuration and testing the Employee Recruitment System is ready to launch on January 3, 2019. Information sessions were held for all who were interested in November and December to introduce the changes. Training has been or will be scheduled for those who will have... Read more


Milner Gardens & Woodland Lights up for the Holidays

November 23, 2018

Live holiday music, thousands of dazzling lights, sweet treats, a Teddy Bear cottage and visits with Santa Claus are just a few of the reasons families and community members will enjoy a visit to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum Beach this December. Be sure to check out the display of delightful gingerbread houses created by VIU’s Professional... Read more


Douglas White III Speaks on Re-Imagining Reconciliation in VIU's Indigenous Speakers Series

November 16, 2018

Douglas White III Kwul’a’sul’tun learned how to fight at a young age. Early on in life, he recognized that there is animosity in the world towards Indigenous peoples and issues. It highlighted for him the importance of learning to stand up for himself and others in different ways. White will be sharing his story during Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) fourth annual Indigenous Speakers... Read more


VIU Equips Students for Success on Global Day of Giving

November 14, 2018

Thomas Flegel was pleasantly surprised to return to Vancouver Island University (VIU) this fall to complete his second year of the Automotive apprenticeship program in a renovated and expanded building. “Everything in the Automotive building is designed to best reflect industry standards,” he says. “It’s more like a real dealership now, which means as students we are getting the best, most... Read more


Reminder: Further supports for the VIU Community, week of November 13-16

November 8, 2018

As we move into Study Break for some of our community and the continuation of regular classes and work for others, we would like to remind everyone of the ongoing supports that are in place for students and employees.    For our students: Student Affairs (Building 200, Third Floor) will continue to have enhanced counselling support from Tuesday, November 13 to Friday,... Read more


Renowned BC Poet Lorna Crozier Comes to VIU for Gustafson Lecture and Reading

October 23, 2018

VIU’s Ralph Gustafson Distinguished Poet for 2018 is Lorna Crozier, one of Canada’s literary giants. She will participate in three events, including a free reading and a lecture that are both open to the public on November 7 and 8.  Sometimes it can be a risk to speak your mind, but Lorna Crozier learned early that writing poetry that matters means taking that risk again and again. ... Read more


VIU and McGill Partner to Create Learning and Research Opportunities in Indigenous Studies

October 16, 2018

A deep and shared commitment to supporting the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have led McGill University and Vancouver Island University (VIU) to form a unique collaboration to create new opportunities in Indigenous studies. On Monday, October 15, 2018, Prof. Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, McGill University, and Dr. Ralph Nilson... Read more


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