Announcements

WorldVIU Days Showcases Culture in Series of Virtual Event

WorldVIU Days Showcases Culture in Series of Virtual Events

October 27, 2020

WHAT: 11th annual WorldVIU Days WHEN: Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6, 2020 WHERE: Various virtual online events including Facebook live and Zoom sessionsNANAIMO, BC: WorldVIU Days is a week-long annual event that explores how culture influences our world view. This year organizers have developed new, virtual ways to create a connected community, showcasing efforts that students... Read more


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VIU and NIC Launch Work-Integrated Learning Hub

October 26, 2020

The new hub, which aims to create new, mutually beneficial opportunities for students and employers north of the Malahat, includes a partnership with Mitacs and RBC Foundation to focus on rural employer needs.Vancouver Island University (VIU) and North Island College (NIC) are working together to boost work experience opportunities for students and support employer access to the workforce of the... Read more


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Update on Spring 2021 term (beginning January)

October 6, 2020

Dear VIU Community,  As the fall term is now underway, we wanted you to know what VIU’s plans are for the Spring term so that we can all prepare. For the Spring term (beginning January), we will continue our hybrid learning model for much of our programming. This decision is to support the safety of our community... Read more


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Forestry Professor Bill Beese Wins Scientific Achievement Award

October 5, 2020

Congratulations! Bill Beese, a VIU Forestry Department Professor and Forest Ecologist, recently received the Canadian Forest Scientific Achievement Award from the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC).The award recognizes “individuals who have made innovative and outstanding achievements in forestry research in Canada.” Beese has made significant contributions to... Read more


Food security in the age of COVID-19

VIU Speaker Series Addresses Food Security in the Age of COVID-19

September 28, 2020

WHAT: VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series presents Food Security in the Age of COVID-19: Toward More Resilient Regional Food SystemsWHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6:30 – 8 pmWHERE: Hosted by Zoom webinar Earlier this year, COVID-19 curtailed travel on and off Vancouver Island, grocery stores began running out of select products and there were interruptions in food supply chains as virus... Read more


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VIU Exceeds Fundraising Goal for Imagine VIU Campaign

September 23, 2020

The campaign raised $7.3 million to complete three new buildings on campus, create new scholarships, awards and bursaries, and acquire cutting-edge equipment.From new equipment to learn on, to increased research opportunities, to dozens of new student scholarships, awards and bursaries – the impact of the Imagine VIU campaign has expanded beyond its initial goal of equipping and completing three... Read more


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Information on Scholar Strike Canada, September 9 and 10

September 9, 2020

A message from VIU Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Carol Stuart, regarding Scholar Strike Canada On September 9 and 10, 2020, a group of university scholars has organized Scholar Strike Canada – a program of public digital teach-ins covering a range of topics. These particular sessions are designed as a labour action/teach-in/social justice advocacy approach to taking... Read more


Rock VIU Welcome to Campus

VIU Welcomes New Students with Virtual Orientation Events

August 24, 2020

Rock VIU: Welcome to Campus takes place August 31 to September 4, with peer mentors checking in with students the week before.­­Post-secondary education will look a little different this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many students and professors learning and teaching primarily online.That isn’t stopping the Rock VIU: Welcome to Campus committee from planning a virtual orientation event... Read more


Dr. Judith Sayers, VIU's new Chancellor

VIU Appoints Dr. Judith Sayers as New Chancellor

August 10, 2020

Sayers is President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and a longtime Indigenous rights and sustainable development advocate.A prominent local Indigenous leader, sustainable development advocate and passionate educator will be Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) next chancellor.Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, is President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council – a non-profit society that... Read more


VIU President Receives Indigenous Women in Leadership Award

July 24, 2020

Dr. Deborah Saucier, VIU President and Vice-Chancellor, is the 2020 recipient of this award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and TD Bank Group.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) is proud to announce that our President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Deborah Saucier, is the 2020 recipient of the Indigenous Women in Leadership Award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal... Read more