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December 20, 2018

Holiday Stress and Anxiety Prevention As we get close to the end of the year, some of us may struggle with the holiday season. Homewood Health has provided an article containing information and guidance to support you. Read the full article at: holiday stress and anxiety prevention. Included in the article are the following seven techniques to help alleviate anxiety or stress: Express... Read more

Community Group Marks 100th Anniversary by Establishing New Scholarship

December 19, 2018

Since 1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) has worked to improve the status of women and promote all aspects of education. In honour of the organization’s 100th anniversary, the CFUW’s Nanaimo chapter is establishing a new scholarship at Vancouver Island University (VIU). The CFUW Nanaimo Ocean Sciences/Marine Biology Celebration Award CFUW 100th Anniversary award will... Read more

Welcome To VIU's eNewsletter

November 27, 2018

Thank-you for opening the first edition of VIU’s new eNewsletter for employees. This is for the VIU community and we would love to hear your feedback, story ideas and get your contributions. To learn more, watch this video of Dan VanderSluis, Associate Vice President of Human Resources. [[{"fid":"2298","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"2":{"... Read more

Welcome to the new ‘nameless’ employee eNewsletter

November 27, 2018

By Aly Winks Welcome to the inaugural edition of Vancouver Island University’s employee enewsletter. I am Aly Winks, Internal Communications Officer and curator of the enewsletter’s content. Why an enewsletter? For some time, VIU’s Communications and HR teams have been having conversations about how to support the communications needs of one of our most important groups – our internal... Read more

Welcoming New Employees

November 27, 2018

Find below a list of all new VIU employees who have joined our team since as of September 2018. Those listed have received their first regular appointment. It is listed in no particular order. Merlin Hansen, Technician, Faculty of Science and TechnologyKim Fraser, Instructor, Faculty of Health and Human ServicesRae-Anne Guenther, Communications Officer, Communications & Public... Read more


November 27, 2018

Let's Celebrate Each Other Please send us your recent career accomplishments or those of a “modest” colleague. We want to help celebrate the learning, certifications, awards and advancements VIU’s employees achieve as they grow in their careers. You will also be able to find information here about accomplishments of the institution as a whole, like VIU becoming a Global Teaching Excellence... Read more

Community Talk

November 27, 2018

Please send us your story ideas and ask about contributing your own piece. This section is simply news around our community. It could be event-based (see the article on the government opening of the new buildings). It may be achievement-based. It could be about a new initiative or something of interest happening in your department. In this issue read: Cowichan Campus Update Global Teaching... Read more

VIU Health and Safety Services here for YOU

November 27, 2018

By Kim Sharpe, Erin Bascom and Mark Egan Here in the Health and Safety office, our sole concern, and focus of what we do, day in and day out, is keeping you safe and healthy at work. We thought we would share some ways you can contact us if you ever feel the need.   There are many ways to decrease injury and improve safety that are quick and easy and the employees in VIU’s Health and... Read more

HR Corner

November 27, 2018

All things HR! Learn more about your benefits; access wellness programs; learn about our providers, in their own words; learn about pension plans; find out who in HR you can talk to about certain issues; and find news about HR initiatives and reports about how certain activities went. Jumpstart Your Wellness Thanks for stopping by the HR table at this year’s Mind, Body & Spirit Health and... Read more

VIU Volunteer Tutor Program Supports Students' Specific Learning Needs

June 28, 2018

In Grade 9, Matt decided to drop out of school with the belief he would never excel at learning. A few years later, he decided to upgrade his courses at Vancouver Island University (VIU), and a University counsellor connected him with Literacy Central Vancouver Island (LCVI). Since 1991, VIU and LCVI have partnered to provide a tutor program to assist adult learners on their education journey... Read more