VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Parksville-Qualicum locations closing at 12:30 pm

January 14, 2020 - 10:30am

Vancouver Island University (VIU)’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Cowichan Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland, will close today, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm for the rest of the day and evening. Conditions continue to worsen with snow accumulation and the forecast is predicting further, more rapid snowfall. 

All classes and examinations are cancelled, and services will be suspended for the rest of the day and evening. Some areas that will be maintained on the Nanaimo campus during the closure include:

  • The Library Commons (you will need your student/employee card to access after 12:30 pm)
  • VIU Residences 

 

The next update will be by 6:30 am and the first announcement will be sent out through VIU’s Safety App. After that information will be posted to: 

When VIU opens again:

For students:

We know our region has many micro-climates and accumulation can vary dramatically. If you are unable to get to your campus or will be late because of inclement weather conditions, please contact your instructors. If you have dependants affected by school or day care closures and alternative arrangements cannot be made, please communicate with your instructors. We encourage you to use your discretion and work with your instructors to make alternate arrangements. 

For Employees: 

We know our region has many micro-climates and accumulation can vary dramatically. If you are unable to report to work or will be late to work because of inclement weather conditions and/or you have dependants affected by school or day care closures and alternative arrangements cannot be made, please contact your manager/Department lead. We encourage you to use your discretion and work with your manager to make alternate work arrangements.

If you are unable to work from home, normally you have the option of either:

  • Taking a vacation day.
  • Making up the time. 
  • Using lieu time (where applicable).
  • Taking leave without pay.     
  • Working from home (where applicable)

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