VIU Nanaimo, Cowichan, Powell River and Parksville-Qualicum Locations Closed Today (Wednesday, January 15)

January 15, 2020 - 6:15am

UPDATE: VIU's Powell River campus is also closing as of 12:30 pm today (Wednesday, January 15) for afternoon and evening classes. The next update for all VIU locations will take place by 6:30 am on January 16, 2020.

January 15, 2020: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland are CLOSED. Snow and ice has developed on roadways, sidewalks and staircases throughout campus, making conditions hazardous for drivers and pedestrians.

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 ID card to access)
  • VIU Residences 

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

 

 

When VIU opens again:

We know our region has many micro-climates and accumulation can vary dramatically.

For students: 

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 instructor to make alternate arrangements. 

For employees:

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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