In the Community

Me Time: Managing Stress and Finding Work-Life Balance

October 25, 2019

HR Corner  In our ever changing lives, full of jam-packed schedules and fast approaching deadlines, it is easy to put our Me-Time on the back burner. Homewood Health shares some useful tips on why we need time for ourselves, what’s the cost if we don’t make Me-Time a priority and how we can obtain additional free time for ourselves. Why do we need it? Without quality personal time, not only will... Read more

A BIG THANK YOU to the VIU Community for a Very Successful RockVIU

September 25, 2019

Shared on behalf of Omar Karim, Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning (OCCEL) On behalf of Student Affairs and the RockVIU 2019 Organizing Team, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the VIU Faculty/Staff and Students that took time out of their busy day to help with the RockVIU event on August 29th, 2019. What an amazing turnout of students and a big thank you... Read more

Welcoming New Employees

September 14, 2019

Vancouver Island University would like to extend a hearty welcome to all the new employees who have joined us between May, 2019 and August 30, 2019. We hope you enjoy your experience at VIU and encourage you to reach out for help and advice. (If your start-date was after August 30, you will be in the next issue).  Adda Besseghieur, Professor, Faculty of Arts and Humanities Joy Knudsen,... Read more

HR Corner: Take Control of Stress This Year

September 11, 2019

Brought to you by your Human Resources team All areas of VIU become busier at this time of year—with an influx of new students, new class schedules, workloads, coffee lineups—and when things get busy, they can become stressful! We’d like to remind everyone of some ways you can “Take Control of your Stress” through Homewood Health, by helping you recognize when you are becoming stressed and ways... Read more

HR Corner: 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge Starts in October

September 11, 2019

After a successful introduction last fall, the 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge by Mindwell U is set to start again at the beginning of October. Those who have completed the training report a better ability to concentrate, deal with challenges, stay calm and are able to stay more present during their work days.  Please read the information below and sign up! This online training is just five minutes... Read more

Thrive Week

HR Corner: Participate in Thrive Week October 21-25

September 2, 2019

VIU Student Affairs is proud to present the…   2nd Annual THRIVE Week October 21-25, 2019 What is THRIVE Week? THRIVE is a week-long series of events for the entire VIU community focused on building positive mental health. THRIVE is a way of thinking and acting that promotes positive mental wellbeing and resilience. THRIVE is an opportunity to join others on campus to create the conditions... Read more

Learn About The Role Of VIU's Chief Advancement Officer

May 8, 2019

William Litchfield and University Relations and Advancement play a key role in the success of many Vancouver Island University students. Litchfield is VIU's Associate Vice-President of University Relations and the Chief Advancement Officer. Watch the video to learn more about what that means. If you want to get in touch with William, email him at   Video of William... Read more

Farewell Events for Dr. Ralph Nilson

May 8, 2019

With the academic year at Vancouver Island University moving into summer mode, June Convocation ceremonies are on the horizon. This year is particularly special as it is Ralph Nilson’s last as President and Vice-Chancellor. As the last president of Malaspina University-College and the first president and vice-chancellor of VIU, Ralph has played an historic role in the evolution of this... Read more

Welcoming New Employees

May 8, 2019

In each issue of VIU Voices, we welcome all new employees at VIU. These are people who are new or who have received their first full-time, regular appointment. This means some people will have been here for a while when they appear on this list, or may be repeated if they move from newly hired temporary to full-time, regular. We hope you all have a wonderful experience in your role at VIU.   ... Read more

Project AURORA Status Update

May 8, 2019

Overall Progress Update Project Aurora is in full swing these days with a lot of activity happening concurrently. The HR/Payroll team reached a significant milestone recently by running their first parallel payroll test. The student team continues to work on configuring the new system, including how it to stores all of our academic programs and course data. Finally, the Finance team is excited to... Read more