In the Community

Zombies and Shakespeare Collide in VIU Theatre Department's Spring Play

March 3, 2020

Theatre Department presents William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead as its spring production, which opens March 5.To be, or not to be … a zombie?Zombies shuffle through the streets of medieval London as historical characters deal with their own human schemes and woes while trying to avoid becoming one of the undead during the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Theatre Department’s... Read more

VIU Shed Your Threads So Children Can Play

VIU Teams Up With Community Partners to Ensure All Children Can Play

February 19, 2020

Collection boxes have been set up around Nanaimo to gather gently used sports equipment and clothing for a community Swap Meet and Fun Fair that will be held on Saturday, March 21 at VIU to level the playing field for youth.A $12,000 Community Wellness grant from Island Health will help get gently used recreational clothing, runners and sports equipment into the hands of children who otherwise... Read more

Renowned Michif Poet Gregory Scofield to Give VIU Gustafson Lecture and Reading

January 27, 2020

The events on Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13 are free and open to the public.Now, more than ever, people of all generations wonder: can we foster good relationships between people and the Earth, between ourselves? Gregory Scofield says that stories help build exactly that – miyo-wâhkôhtowin ­– good relations.The internationally renowned, Victoria-based poet and... Read more

VIU Satyr Players Club Presents Six Shows During One-Act Play Festival

January 20, 2020

Student theatre club premieres never before seen plays during annual festival.The Satyr Players one-act play festival runs the gambit of emotions this year, offering satirical comedy, high-energy slapstick and some serious moments.“There is something for everyone in this year’s one acts. All the plays are very different,” says Ariel Pretty, President of VIU’s Satyr Players Theatre Club. “We... Read more

HR Corner: Supporting Those in Recovery During the Holidays

December 18, 2019

HR CornerWith the holiday season just around the corner, and invitations to gathering with family, friends and co-workers are already starting to come in, it is important to remember that these events can often be a source of stress for many people.For someone in recovery, the memories and celebrations attached to the season can be particularly challenging. They often include tempting... Read more

Christmas Magic Fills the Air at Milner Gardens and Woodland

December 10, 2019

Milner Gardens hosts its annual family festival of lights and music this December.It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens and Woodland.The seaside garden in Qualicum Beach hosts its annual family festival, called Milner Christmas Magic, this December. Volunteers have been stringing up thousands of lights over the past few... Read more

James Cook, left, a volunteer for the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank and Sean Weins, Garden Café Chef, share stories in the Snaw-Naw-As Health Centre’s Garden of Spiritual Healing.

Garden Café Feeding Conversations about Healthy Eating Habits

November 25, 2019

VIU project at Snaw-Naw-As Health Centre helps increase food knowledge, cooking skills and promotes conversations about healthy food choices.Engaging people in conversations about how to make simple, healthy meals at home is at the heart of the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Garden Café project running at the Snaw-Naw-As Health Centre this fall.The café currently features Chef Sean Wiens, who... Read more

Welcome to VIU!

November 7, 2019

In each issue of VIU Voices, we publish a list of all new, regular employees at VIU. This list recognizes anyone who has received their first regular appointment. Welcome and congratulations to you all - we hope you find your experience enriching and positive. This list is for appointments from September 1, 2019 to November 1, 2019. Mikhail Ivanov, Coordinator, International Recruitment... Read more

It's Worth It

‘It’s Worth It’ Recruitment Campaign Connects Future Students To VIU

November 6, 2019

The Strategic Marketing department is very excited to launch ‘It’s Worth It’, VIU’s Fall 2020 domestic recruitment campaign. Our goal is to connect with prospective students making plans for university studies, let them know all that VIU has to offer, and encourage them to explore and apply to VIU for Fall 2020 studies.A few key things to know about the It’s Worth It recruitment campaign:New,... Read more

People Plan Invitation For Action Bolsters VIU's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Activities

November 6, 2019

In September, VIU announced the institution received a $400,000 grant to address the issues surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion.A driver in applying for the grant was the knowledge that VIU needs to do better in creating a truly inclusive and safe environment in which diversity is valued for the intrinsic benefits it brings to us all.The grant enables VIU to undertake much needed work. It... Read more