viu nanaimo, cowichan, powell river and parksville-qualicum locations closed today (wednesday, january 15)

january 15, 2020

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... read more

viu nanaimo, cowichan, parksville-qualicum locations closing at 12:30 pm

january 14, 2020

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. ... read more

supports available: uia flight 752 plane crash

january 9, 2020

a message from dr. deb saucier, president and vice-chancellor and irlanda price, associate-vice president, student affairswe would like to share our deep sadness for the loss of the victims on the ukraine international airlines flight 752 plane crash and our thoughts are with their friends, families and extended community.we want to reassure everyone that our community did not lose any students... read more

incident at viu trout facility

january 7, 2020

on december 20 and 21, 2019, vancouver island university moved approximately 1,500 trout from viu’s nanaimo campus to fisheries and oceans canada’s pacific biological station, a canadian council on animal care (ccac) approved facility, in accordance with the long-standing agreement for mutual aid between the two organizations. viu’s animal care committee (acc) and dfo’s pacific region animal care... read more

welcome to viu!

december 18, 2019

in each issue of viu voices, we welcome all employees who have received their first regular appointment since the last issue of viu voices was published. these new employees were hired between october 21 and december 13, 2019.jenna auringer, learning technologies support specialist, centre for innovation and excellence in learningdavid babich, instructor, faculty of trades and applied... read more

#WorthIt2020 vancouver island university

viu launches campaign to show students that university is worth it

december 17, 2019

the campaign aims to address some common questions and challenges people encounter when thinking about coming to university.­­going to university is not always a walk in the park, but a new campaign launched by vancouver island university (viu) aims to show people that it is worth their time and effort.the #worthit2020 campaign answers some common questions and challenges students encounter, from... read more

tragic news

december 12, 2019

a message from dr. deb saucier, viu president and vice-chancellorit is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we must inform our viu community of a tragic car accident that occurred yesterday and has resulted in the death of one student and serious injury of another, both from our automotive program.i encourage everyone to check in with one another and keep an eye out for those who may be in... read more

Micah Messent legacy awards, viu Foundation

new student awards honour legacy of viu alum micah messent

december 5, 2019

two awards in memory of a viu graduate who passed away in a plane crash in march 2019 will be given out to indigenous students in need in 2020.friends and family of micah messent remember the vancouver island university (viu) graduate as a caring, community-oriented individual who focused on helping those around him. to honour this legacy of supporting and encouraging others, messent’s family has... read more

Support a viu student on Giving Tuesday

viu reduces barriers to education on global day of giving

november 27, 2019

viu’s sixth annual giving tuesday campaign, running until december 3, highlights the need for additional scholarships and bursaries for students.­­rebekah aplin is grateful for the generosity of a stranger, which allowed her to continue into the second year of her bachelor of science degree at vancouver island university (viu) with a significantly lower financial burden.“receiving an award has... read more

Rebecca Hanelt, left, and Chantelle Calitz, viu Graphic Design students, showcase their environmentally sustainable packaging redesigns during the art exhibit Unwrapped at The View Gallery.

exhibit showcases sustainable alternatives to wasteful product packaging

november 19, 2019

viu graphic design students display consumer-conscious packaging during unwrapped at the view gallery, on until december product packaging nothing but beautiful garbage?it’s a question nancy pagé, a vancouver island university (viu) graphic design professor, posed to her third-year package studio students. then she issued a challenge – redesign an existing product’s packaging so it is... read more