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


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


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 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

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