Dr. Whitney Wood sits at a desk with a shelf of books behind her.

VIU Researcher Exploring Changing Attitudes Towards Childbirth

December 2, 2021

Project focuses on “natural” and medicalized childbirth in mid-to-late 20th century Canada.Building on a decade of work on the histories of women's health, bodies and pain, Dr. Whitney Wood, VIU’s Canada Research Chair in the Historical Dimensions of Women’s Health, is... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: November 15-29, 2021

November 29, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.Top-performing Broadcast StoryVIU alumnus Wawmeesh Hamilton was the featured guest on the November 23 edition of the Our Native Land podcast on CHEK News. Reach: 42,000 people. Top 10 News StoriesToronto Star (... Read more

Dr. Laura Gover

VIU Professor Researching Work-Life Balance of Employed Parents During Pandemic

November 26, 2021

The goal is to identify why some working parents are reporting lower levels of stress than others.Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professor Dr. Laura Gover is researching how employed Canadians with kids are coping with work-family demands during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“... Read more

Someone holds a white candle with a tag that reads December 6th, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

16 Days Campaign Calls on Community Members to Speak Up on Gender-Based Violence

November 24, 2021

Orange lights will shine in VIU’s Nanaimo campus quad to encourage people to unite against gender-based violence.The Vancouver Island University Faculty Association (VIUFA) Status of Women Committee is asking individuals and organizations on Vancouver Island to call out, speak up... Read more

Green, blue and red holiday lights twinkle and glow on Milner House and trees and shrubs.

Christmas Magic Returns this Holiday Season to VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland

November 24, 2021

Outdoor festival of lights runs Fridays to Sundays during the first three weeks of December.The garden paths and buildings at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Milner Gardens & Woodland will twinkle and glow with thousands of lights during Milner Christmas Magic this holiday... Read more

Portrait of J'net, VIU

Alum of the Month: J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth

November 24, 2021

VIU alum J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth (One who gives away and still stands tall) recently took on a new, key role with the National Film Board of Canada – as the organization’s Director of Indigenous Relations and Community Engagement. In this role, she will provide leadership and... Read more

VIU Baking Instructor Ken Harper displays the new exclusive VIU chocolate product, known as Spindle Whorl.

VIU Baking Program Launches Exclusive Signature Chocolate

November 18, 2021

A-one-of-kind signature chocolate created and designed by students is now available.It’s hard to top the taste of quality chocolate and in the case of a new creation courtesy of the Professional Baking and Pastry Arts program at Vancouver Island University (VIU), there’s... Read more

VIU’s Severe Weather procedures

November 17, 2021

With winter on its way, it is time for everyone to review VIU’s Severe Weather procedures.These procedures outline what you will need to do in the event the University needs to close campuses or facilities due to severe weather.  Please take the following actions:Review... Read more

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Media Highlights: November 1 - 15, 2021

November 16, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.Top 10 News Stories:CTV News National website story: Indigenous-led literacy program in BC helps residential school survivors learn to read and write. Inspired by VIU News Release. Reach: 17.1 million. CTV News... Read more

Classes resume at VIU Cowichan today (November 16)

November 16, 2021

Classes will resume at Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus today (Tuesday, November 16, 2021). We know the storm has left variable road conditions across the region. If you cannot safely travel to the Cowichan campus, please contact your instructors or... Read more

VIU Voices

Here you will find helpful information about new initiatives at VIU, process and policies changes that affect how we work, stories about the people who make up this fantastic community and examples of the life-changing work our employees undertake on a regular basis.

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Community Classroom

Building resilience and community from home.

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