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VIU News

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Province boosts emergency funding supports for students

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is excited to share the news that the provincial government is providing $3.5 million to post-secondary...

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UPDATE: COVID-19, APRIL 1, 5:45 PM

OVER THE NEXT FEW UPDATES, WE WILL BE SHARING NEWS ABOUT DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN KEEP CONNECTED WITH FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES DURING THIS TIME. Today...

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UPDATE: COVID-19, MARCH 30, 5:40 PM

WE WANTED TO START TODAY’S UPDATE BY SHARING A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM DR. DEB SAUCIER, VIU PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR, WHO IS WORKING FROM HER...

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VIU Events

Apr
14

Professional Development Event - Effective and Compassionate Communication

The Faculty of Education (with support from the VIUFA Professional Development Fund) is offering a FREE (lunch and snacks included) two day professional...

Apr
14

Zoom Lunch & Learn: "Roots to Thrive: Activating Our Innate, Individual & Collective Human Capacity for Resilience"

With: Shannon Dames, VIU Faculty of Nursing About: Join a virtual 60 minute overview and discussion about the core factors that enable humans to flourish....

Jun
11

Culinary Arts Information Session

Calling all foodies! Shape your passion into a rewarding, hands-on career that can take you around the world with Vancouver Island University’s Culinary Arts...

Jun
16

Applied Business Technology - Information Session

Get the skills you need to launch yourself into a rewarding career in administration with Vancouver Island University’s Applied Business Technology Certificate...

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Cassandra Twiname, a VIU Bachelor of Science degree student, on a field trip

Cassandra Twiname

“Being from a small town in Northern B.C., coming to VIU was an easy adjustment with its welcoming atmosphere, small class sizes, approachable professors, and beautiful forested campus. The biology program is challenging but has an amazing faculty who have inspired my love for biology and have been there to help me throughout my academic career.”


Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Biology and Psychology 


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