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VIU Awards Honorary Degree to National Reconciliation Leader

June 1, 2018

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph recognized at the June 4 Convocation ceremony “Let us find a way to belong to this time and place together. Our future, and the well-being of all our children, rests with the kind of relationships we build today.” -Chief Dr. Robert Joseph   For world-renowned speaker for peace, forgiveness and reconciliation Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, changing the way people... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Emmy Manson

March 8, 2018

Emmy Manson, who became a Snuneymuxw First Nation Councillor on February 2, is proud to be living, working and raising her family in her territory. After receiving her Human Services Worker Diploma from VIU in 2002, Emmy went on to complete her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria (UVic). After working in the mental health field for seven years, she returned to UVic to do a... Read more


The Walrus Talks Leadership in Nanaimo on March 13

February 14, 2018

The Walrus Foundation and Vancouver Island University (VIU) are pleased to announce a special event exploring how our ideas and choices can shape the future of culture, reconciliation, economic development, and more. Tickets are now on sale for Vancouver Island University Presents The Walrus Talks Leadership. The event takes place on Tuesday, March 13 starting at 7 pm in VIU’s Malaspina Theatre... Read more


Road to Reconciliation

January 8, 2018

“The only path to reconciliation is one that begins with recognition.” – Douglas White III, Director of VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation    When Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission released their report in 2015, there was a clear call to educational institutions to take responsibility for leading the way in addressing the challenge of... Read more


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