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VIU’s View Gallery presents Taryn Walker, Echoes From a Time Not Yet Here

February 7, 2023

The exhibit runs from February 16 to April 7. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) View Gallery is honoured to host an exhibition by Indigenous artist Taryn Walker from February 16 to April 7. With their exhibition Echoes From a Time Not Yet Here, Walker will bring their engaged imagination,... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023

VIU in the news this week 📃 The Spring Semester is ramping up at Vancouver Island University. Next week, the campus will be packed with events as part of Global Citizens Week, which features a wide variety of speakers, events and panel discussions. As always, please reach out to us if you need... Read more


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VIU lecture series kicks off with the story of the endangered Vancouver Island marmot

January 31, 2023

Science and Technology Community Lecture Series features seven presentations by VIU faculty. Scientists are sharing their insights on everything from the endangered Vancouver Island marmot to investigating deep-sea organisms with computational chemistry during the Vancouver Island University (VIU) ... Read more


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Speaker addresses herring and the health of the Salish Sea

January 31, 2023

What: On the brink: Herring and the health of the Salish Sea, the latest topic in VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series When: Monday, February 6, 2023, 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm) Where: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310) on VIU’s Nanaimo campus. People can also join via Zoom Webinar. Register... Read more


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Global Citizens Week promotes solidarity in action

January 30, 2023

This year’s event includes visiting speakers, film screenings and live music. A campus-wide, community event with a global focus is once again returning to Vancouver Island University (VIU). Global Citizens Week takes place from February 6 to 10 this year and features a variety of events, visiting... Read more


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VIU experts appear live on CBC Nanaimo broadcast

January 27, 2023

Several shows were broadcasting from Serious Coffee on Hammond Bay Road The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation launched its permanent bureau in Nanaimo on Friday, January 27 with a special live broadcast in the Harbour City that featured several experts from Vancouver Island University. The Nanaimo... Read more


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VIU professor explores Bach’s Chaconne for Solo Violin during first spring Colloquium lecture

January 27, 2023

The series kicks off on February 10 with a presentation by Nanaimo violinist and composer James Mark. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series explores the topics of Bach’s Chaconne for Solo Violin and what it means to hold space for queerness in the classroom... Read more


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Creating the next generation of treatments for substance abuse disorders

January 23, 2023

VIU Psychology alum Dr. Travis Baker receives $2.5-million grant for research Little did Dr. Travis Baker know when he first came to Vancouver Island University more than 20 years ago that it would be the start of a successful career in researching new treatments for addiction. Now an Assistant... Read more


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5 Questions with Stephen Hume

January 20, 2023

Stephen Hume, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Creative Writing and Journalism Professor, received the Bruce Hutchinson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jack Webster Foundation. The award, which Hume received this July, recognizes the exemplary careers of BC journalists. It is presented to... Read more


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VIU accepts return of Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

January 17, 2023

University is continuing with a consultation to establish policy on Indigenous identity. Vancouver Island University (VIU) has accepted the return of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws given to Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond in 2013. Turpel-Lafond informed VIU of her decision to voluntarily return the... Read more


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