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VIU News

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New research centre focuses on quality of life improvements for people affected by trauma and mental health issues

The Centre for Trauma and Mental Health Research aims to address impacts of trauma, brain injury and mental health challenges. Improving quality of life for...

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Alum of the Month: Melissa Ayling

One assignment changed the trajectory of Anthropology alum Melissa Ayling’s life. The paper she wrote for an upper-level Anthropology class about baklava and...

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May 17 President's message to campus community

The last few weeks have been some of our campus community’s most challenging in recent memory. I want to thank all the members of the VIU community and beyond...

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VIU Events


Bake Sale

The Professional Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate Program students are emptying the freezers and having an end of year bake sale! Join them on May 28 – 29,...


Pride Flag Raising & Show Your Pride

Join the Positive Space Alliance in raising the pride flag at the Nanaimo Campus in recognition of Pride Month.


VIU Senate

Regular Senate meetings are open to the VIU community. Any inquires may be directed to


IDEAS 2024

Get ready to be wowed at the IDEAS 2024 Showcase, where we celebrate the outstanding achievements of TAT faculty and staff! Dive into a dynamic array of...

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